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A record 1,161 peo­ple took part in the ninth an­nual Twi­light Walk in aid of hos­pice char­ity el­lenor, which pro­vides vi­tal hos­pice care to peo­ple of all ages.

Walk­ers flocked in droves to Cy­clopark in Gravesend to take part in an evening of fun, cel­e­bra­tion and re­mem­brance.

All ages joined to­gether with fam­ily and friends to walk the 8km or 12km route, helped by Gary Alexan­der, man­ager of Bostik League South East Club and for­mer Mill­wall striker, who set the walk on its way.

Emma Bowles, se­nior events fundraiser said: “We would like to ex­tend a huge thank you to our sup­port­ers and also to our spon­sors; it is only through their sup­port that we can make a dif­fer­ence for se­ri­ously ill chil­dren and adults cared for by el­lenor.

“This event not only raises money for hos­pice care, but it also cel­e­brates the lives of loved ones. We would like to thank ev­ery­one who sup­ported this event”.

The night was the per­fect mix of mem­ory mak­ing and re­mem­ber­ing loved ones no longer with us; many walk­ers had writ­ten trib­utes on the back of their T-shirts, which made the evening all the more poignant.

All par­tic­i­pants are en­cour­aged to now


send in their spon­sor­ship monies raised and ev­ery­one who raises more than £200 will re­ceive an el­lenor wa­ter bot­tle.

If you would like to take part in an event for a loved one, or ar­range an event your­self, please visit www.el­ events for more in­for­ma­tion.


Alex Shrimp­ton, a mem­ber of Hope Church Ton­bridge, ran 250 miles over two weeks to both raise aware­ness of ju­ve­nile arthri­tis and vi­tal funds needed to help find a cure for the auto-im­mune dis­or­der that af­fects around 15,000 chil­dren and young peo­ple un­der the age of 16 in the UK. He also raised money for Ju­ve­nile Arthri­tis Re­search, a char­i­ta­ble project aimed at find­ing a cure for the dis­ease, in­spired by friends whose six-year-old daugh­ter Trin­ity (left) has had JIA since she was two; The first Chan­nel Triathlon at­tracted 200 en­trants from be­gin­ners to GB age-group ath­letes. Or­gan­ised by Joe Sul­li­van of Folke­stone Chan­nel Ro­tary Club and man­aged by TriSpirit Events of Ash­ford, £5,000 was raised for the Celia Blakey Can­cer Care Unit at the Wil­liam Har­vey Hospi­tal and the Shep­way Sports Trust. To­gether with the money raised by the ath­letes for their own per­sonal char­i­ties, it’s be­lieved that a to­tal of some £10,000 has been achieved.

The next Chan­nel Triathlon is on 8 Septem­ber 2019.

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Turn­ing the streets or­ange: el­lenor walk­ers stride out

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