Hol­i­day Ex­tras’ cash tonic for hos­pices

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Family Announcements - by Mike Ben­nett mben­nett@thek­m­group.co.uk

A HOL­I­DAY com­pany has made a £5,000 do­na­tion to the Pil­grims Hos­pices as part of spon­sor­ship for the char­ity’s Mid­night Walk.

Last year Hythe-based Hol­i­day Ex­tras spon­sored the first Mid­night Walk and has de­cided to re­peat the back­ing for this year’s event, which will see two sep­a­rate strolls take place in Ash­ford and Deal.

Af­ter re­ceiv­ing the cheque hospice re­gional fund-rais­ing man­ager Deborah Kel­lond said: “For Hol­i­day Ex­tras to do­nate such an amount is fan­tas­tic.

“Last year’s walk saw 17 mem­bers of the Hol­i­day Ex­tras staff walk the 10 kilo­me­tres around Deal, and we hope that the two events later this year at­tract even more in­ter­est.”

Cathy Beare, Hol­i­day Ex­tras’ group fi­nance di­rec­tor, said: “We as a com­pany are al­ways looking to con­trib­ute to worth- while causes, and the Pil­grims Hos­pices is more than de­serv­ing.

“Their ter­rific work is im­pos­si­ble to put a price on, but we hope our do­na­tion will go some way to aid­ing the pur­suance of their goals.”

The 2009 Mid­night Walks are aim­ing to raise a to­tal of £100,000 and will see vol­un­teers nav­i­gate routes through Ash­ford on June 13 and Deal the week be­fore.

To reg­is­ter to take part, visit www.pil­grimsmid­night­walk.org

Cathy Beare presents the cheque to Deborah Kel­lond sur­rounded by the staff

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