A bride-to-be who is set to tie the knot to her high school sweetheart this year will celebrate her hen do at the 30th anniversary Moonlight and Memories Walk in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice.
Suzanne McGarry wanted to do something to support her local hospice after her fiancé Rob’s auntie was cared for at Ashgate Hospice in Cheshire, and she saw first-hand the important work they do.
She was inspired to use her hen night to raise funds after seeing a group taking part in a ‘Hen Run’ at the Great North Run a few years ago.
Suzanne, 26, from Lostock Hall, said: “It’s going to be such good fun – bringing everyone together to celebrate, have some fun and do something worthwhile for such an important local charity.”
In honour of the charity’s special anniversary, for the first time this year the Moonlight and Memories Walk on Saturday June 6 will start and finish from the hospice in Lostock Hall. There is also a 16-mile route which – at three miles longer than previous years – includes an extra mile for each decade the hospice has been open.
Suzanne and Rob, who have been together since Year 10 at All Hallows School in Penwortham – where she now works as a maths teacher – get married on December 29, two years since they got engaged in New York.
The wedding will take place at St Gerard’s Church in Lostock Hall followed by a reception at Preston Golf Club.
Suzanne said: “I’m really happy to be able to use my hen night to help. Besides, all my friends know this is more my thing than trekking around the pubs!”
To join the walk visit www.stcatherines.co.uk. To sponsor Suzanne visit ustgiving.com/suzanne-mcgarry1.