700 stars shine on walk for hospice

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Hundreds of fund-raisers stepped out for the annual St Catherine’s Hospice Moonlight and Memories Walk - and they pledged nearly £65,000 in sponsorship to the charity.

The charity event, dubbed a Night to Remember, saw 700 people walking in memory of someone special, whilst raising vital funds to support the work of the Lostock Hall hospice.

St Catherine's Hospice Moonlight and Memories Walk 2014

St Catherine's Hospice Moonlight and Memories Walk 2014

Participants could choose between an 8.4 or 13.1-mile walk, which started at the Lancashire Police headquarters in Hutton, near Preston.

Emma Jacovelli, fundraiser at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who took part in our eighth Moonlight and Memories Walk – it was such a special night as more than 700 people came together to show their support for St Catherine’s Hospice.

“The atmosphere was electric – as people dressed up in all sorts of sparkly accessories and decorated their T-shirts with moving tributes to loved ones we have lost.

“The amount pledged in sponsorship is fantastic and will be such a boost to the care we provide – helping patients and their families across Central Lancashire when it really matters most.

“Of course we couldn’t host an event like this without the help of a whole team of volunteers so we’d like to say a big thank you to them all, as well as to The Bee radio and Ozonefit for getting our walkers warmed up and ready for the challenge.

“Everyone should be so proud of themselves for such a brilliant achievement – St Catherine’s simply wouldn’t be able to do what we do without this tremendous support from our local community.”