Stel­lar re­sult for night walk

Macclesfield Express - - EAST CHESHIRE HOSPICE -

THE Starlight Walk was another big suc­cess for East Cheshire Hospice, which is al­ready plan­ning a spe­cial 30th an­niver­sary cel­e­bra­tion next year.

More than 550 walk­ers strolled through the beau­ti­ful grounds of Capesthorne Hall at the hospice’s flag­ship fundrais­ing event, spon­sored by Sid­ney Jack­son Ford Deal­ers.

Walk­ers went through a for­est, some choos­ing one 2.5k loop while oth­ers cov­ered two or four cir­cuits.

Mem­ory lanterns made by walk­ers were left at the fin­ish. Can­dles were also lit and peb­bles dropped into the lake in trib­utes of re­mem­brance.

Vol­un­teers in­cluded Army cadets from Mac­cles­field Squadron. Key 103’s Dar­ren Proc­tor was com­pere, with live en­ter­tain­ment from Juke­box Band and a warm up by Sylk Dance Academy, plus face paint­ing, while food and drink stalls kept every­one re­freshed.

Jes­sica Ruth, events man­ager at the hospice, said: “We’d like to thank every­one who gave up their time to make it such a suc­cess and all the spon­sors for their kind sup­port.

“We had more peo­ple reg­is­ter­ing on the night than ever be­fore and don’t know yet how much we’ve raised, but we’ll make the an­nounce­ment on so­cial me­dia as soon as the to­tal is fi­nalised.

“All the money raised will go to­wards keep­ing the hospice run­ning and pro­vid­ing vi­tal care for patients.”

The hospice reaches its 30th birth­day next year, when the Starlight Walk (Fri­day, April 20) will mark the mile­stone in style.

En­tries are now open. You can reg­is­ter on­line at www.eastcheshire

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