Star walk­ers raise £50k

Macclesfield Express - - ELECTIONS 2015 - ANDY BUCK­LEY

ARECORD turnout helped make Starlight Walk an over­whelm­ing suc­cess for East Cheshire Hospice.

More than 600 walk­ers strolled through the grounds of Capesthorne Hall on Fri­day, rais­ing around £50,000 for the char­ity.

Among the walk­ers were fam­ily and friends walk­ing on be­half of Sarah Shack­le­ton- Lamptey, from Macclesfield, who died of can­cer in De­cem­ber aged 36.

Hus­band Carl led their con­tin­gent in trib­ute to Sarah, a pa­tient at the hospice who raised funds for the char­ity dur­ing her ill­ness.

The 5k route took the walk­ers through the for­est and walk­ers lit can­dles and dropped peb­bles into a pond in mov­ing trib­utes of re­mem­brance.

Jes­sica Ruth, event or­gan­iser said: “We’d like to thank ev­ery­one for mak­ing the oc­ca­sion such an out­stand­ing suc­cess.

“Starlight Walk is part of the be­reave­ment jour­ney for many peo­ple and a fit­ting way of help­ing them re­mem­ber loved ones.

“I’d like to say a spe­cial thanks to our cater­ers and the 78 vol­un­teers who made sure ev­ery­one was safe.

“The funds raised are the equiv­a­lent of a week’s care at East Cheshire so the dona­tions we re­ceive from en­tries and spon­sor­ship are vi­tal to keep the hospice run­ning.”

●● Ser­vice users and the sup­port­ers of Reach Out and Re­cover, a com­mu­nity in­ter­est com­pany which helps peo­ple re­cov­er­ing from ad­dic­tion ●● Chris Roberts, Julie Roberts, Dar­rell Jack­son and Amanda Jack­son with Jack Rus­sells Roxy and Rebel

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