St Wilfrid’s Hospice fundraising chief Jerry Doyle is urging volunteers to come forward to help the charity celebrate 10 years of its Moonlight Walk.
The aim is make the 10th anniversary event more special event which takes place on May 5, to kick the night event off with a light show around the Westgate Leisure Centre where people gather to take part in the 5k or 10k walk in memory of loved ones, in support of the hospice.
Jerry explains: “It literally is a night to remember so don’t forget to put it in your diaries! We want to thank everyone for their amazing support. As well as being very moving, the Moonlight Walk is also a lot of fun.”
She spoke as a call went out for volunteers who can help with everything from marshalling walkers along the route and helping to run stalls, sign ups and issue kit at the Westgate Centre, to dressing up, doing mime, putting up decorations and staging a light show.
She added: “We’d love to hear from light technicians, drama students or anyone with circus or performance skills this year – from stilt-walkers and fire-eaters to classical musicians. Companies are also needed to sponsor some of our 10th anniversary activities. Please contact us.”
The aim is to break some records for the 10th anniversary with 1,000 people walking and £100k raised. People will be able to sign up online very soon. Entry costs £16 and walkers get a t-shirt and various freebies, including a heart-warming snack breakfast.