Wet walkers raise thousands for local hospice

Despite the torrential conditions tackled by thousands of fundraisers back in May, event goers have helped raise over £200,000 to help care for local people living with a progressive or terminal illness.

St Elizabeth Hospice’s flagship fundraising event, the Midnight Walk, took place just over two months ago, and since then soggy supporters have been sending in their sponsorship money in large numbers and today the charity has announced that the event has so far raised £213,445 with donations still flooding in.

Becky Jedrzejewski, events and challenges fundraiser at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “Despite the rain on the night, our first rain in 12 years, the atmosphere was incredible and participants have told us that they had a great time. The sponsorship money has been steadily coming in to the hospice since the event and we’re so please to tell people that all their hard work has raised over £200,000 to help care for local people and their families.”

 

 

2,500 people took part in the Midnight Walk earlier this year and each walked either the six or ten mile route on the roads around Ipswich from Trinity Park, and back again, via the hospice on Foxhall Road.

Those who have yet to pay in their sponsorship money are encouraged to do so as soon as they can. This can be done by popping into the hospice reception to drop off your donations, or cheques can be posted to ‘The Midnight Walk Team’, St Elizabeth Hospice, 565 Foxhall Road, Ipswich IP3 8LX.

To find more events you can take part in to support your local hospice, click here.



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