RECORD FOR TWILIGHT WALK
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
FIRST CHANNEL TRIATHLON
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.ellenor.org/ events for more information.
RUNNING 250 MILES TO FIND A CURE
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; www.give.net/Run250. 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.
Contact: Email your fundraising news from across the county to: [email protected]k
Turning the streets orange: ellenor walkers stride out