Three legs bet­ter than two in pair’s chal­lenge

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Helping Others -

A hus­band and wife team will unite to raise cash for the Pil­grims Hospice.

Mar­i­lyn (Maz) and Gary Kir­ton, who both work for the char­ity in Hythe Road, will walk and run on three legs at the A Night to Shine walk later this month.

The pair – who have al­ready raised more than £2,000 for the char­ity this year – will take part in the event on Satur­day, Septem­ber 30.

A Night to Shine will bring to­gether peo­ple of all ages in walk­ing cour­ses of up to 10km while dressed in event-branded T-shirts and car­ry­ing pa­per lanterns in mem­ory of a loved one.

Gary said: “Af­ter join­ing Maz work­ing at Pil­grims Hos­pices back in 2011, we both felt com­pelled to start fundrais­ing our­selves.

“Ev­ery day we meet so many peo­ple that are sup­ported both as pa­tients and fam­i­lies and know how im­por­tant the work done here is.”

A Night to Shine will take place in Ash­ford, Broad­stairs and Can­ter­bury on Satur­day, Septem­ber 30 at 7pm (regis­tra­tion from 6pm).

The Ash­ford walks, over 5km and 10km routes, start from the Julie Rose Sta­dium, Willes­bor­ough Road, TN24 9QX. The walks cost £15 for adults and £10 for chil­dren in ad­vance, or £20 for adults and £15 for chil­dren on the night.

To reg­is­ter, visit www. pil­grimshos­ or email shine@pil­grimshos­

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