Prospect Hospice is inviting people from across the community to sign up early for the biggest night of its annual fundraising calendar, its Starlight Walk on Saturday 28 June, to help support its nursing team.
The mid-summer event, which raises thousands of pounds each year for the local hospice, has as its theme this year ‘Light up The Night’, with walkers encouraged to use glow sticks, bright vibrant colours and anything that lights up in their outfits for the night, as well as some luminous surprises en route for Swindon’s biggest charity night walk.
Events Fundraiser Genevieve Arney is confident that this year’s Starlight Walk will be a big success.
“The Starlight Walk is a great opportunity to get involved in a fundraising event for your local hospice, raising much-needed funds for the nurses and clinical staff who deliver the care to hundreds of patients each year,” she says.
“There’s always a fun element to the Starlight Walk particularly as it’s such a great event for groups to get involved in, and we think with this year’s theme Starlight 2014 will be no exception.”
“The demand for the care that we provide, at the hospice, for patients at home, and through our nursing team at GWH, continues to grow, and it’s to enable us to provide that care that we stage events like this one,” adds Genevieve.
“The sponsorship money raised by Prospect Hospice’s Starlight Walk 2014 goes towards our nursing care.”
Debbie Ho, Prospect Hospice’s patient services director, said that all the staff in her team greatly appreciate the support of the local community: “The nurses, doctors and other patient services staff who work here know only too well how greatly we value the support of people taking part in the Starlight Walk and other events,” she said. “The patients that we care for directly benefit from local people showing they care in this way.”
There is an early bird registration deal for this year’s Starlight Walk, which means that anyone who signs up before 30 March can do so for just £12, while for those who sign up after that date, the fee is £15. Participants are asked to set themselves a suggested fundraising target of £100.