Hun­dreds walk this way for hospice

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

A BUMPER turnout helped make the Starlight Walk another out­stand­ing suc­cess for East Cheshire Hospice.

More than 600 walk­ers strolled through the pic­turesque grounds of Capesthorne Hall on Fri­day (April 22), rais­ing around £50,000 for the char­ity.

Walk­ers en­joyed a dry pleas­ant evening as they set off on a route which took them through a for­est, some opt­ing for one 2.5k loop with others cov­er­ing two or even four cir­cuits.

Walk­ers lit can­dles and dropped peb­bles into a pond in mov­ing trib­utes of re­mem­brance.

Jes­sica Ruth, events man­ager at the hospice, said: “We’d like to thank every­one for mak­ing the oc­ca­sion such an out­stand­ing suc­cess.

“There was a ter­rific at­mos­phere and every­one joined in the spirit of the event.

“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 70 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.”

Walk­ers are asked to re­turn spon­sor­ship monies as soon as pos­si­ble by ei­ther bring­ing do­na­tions into the hospice or email­ing events@echos­

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