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St Mary’s Walk to Remember returns on Friday 6th July this year for its twelfth year. The ten mile sponsored walk, which is open to everyone aged 8 and up, starts at Ulverston Leisure Centre at 8pm and finishes at Furness Academy, Barrow.
Last year’s walk generated a record breaking £57,500, ensuring the charity could carry on providing the high level of care that it currently offers the Furness community into the future.
Mel Dixon, St Mary’s Events and Challenges Lead, describes the importance of the event: “This fantastic event brings our community together in a unique way to remember loved ones while raising vital funds for the hospice. We were overwhelmed by the love and support that our community gave to our Walk To Remember event last year. St Mary’s is a very special place but we are only able to continue our love and care because of the support from our amazing community.”
St Mary’s offer free care and support for patients, their families and carers within the hospice, at home or in a community setting. Though St Mary’s care and services are free of charge to the community, they are not free to provide and that’s where support from the community is crucial. Help from supporters and key events like the Walk to Remember help St Mary’s generate vital funds.
Supporters can register for this year’s walk via St Mary’s website: www.stmaryshospice.org.uk. They can also follow St Mary’s Hospice on Facebook for the latest updates about the event. Click here to visit St Mary’s Facebook page. Event tickets are £10 for adults and £5 for 8 – 16 year olds, with adults pledging a minimum sponsorship of £30.
Mel Dixon says: “Once again we promise an electric atmosphere on the evening, with a few new twists! Thank you to Charnleys for being a big part of this exciting activity! So be part of something very special. Don’t delay, sign up today!”
The walk is sponsored by leading offshore wind farm developer Ørsted, which operates three projects off the coast of Cumbria.
A spokesperson for Ørsted said: “We are very proud to be sponsoring the Walk to Remember. St Mary’s Hospice provides much needed care and support for a great many people in the community. We hope that this year proves to be even more successful in raising vital funds to allow them to continue their great work.”