Thursday 05 October 2017

Community shines together for the Garden House Hospice Care Starlight Walk, 30 September

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The annual night time walk never fails to bring the stars out from the community to shine for the Hospice. Nearly 300 glowing neon walkers participated on the special night with many walkers taking part in memory of a loved one. However, as many took part as an individual challenge, or just a fun evening give support to the Hospice.

Sophie Bottazzi , Events Manager comments:

“It was a pleasure to manage the Starlight Walk as my first event for the Hospice.  It was wonderful to meet so many of the community, with some really getting into the spirit in their colourful outfits.  We would like to ask our fabulous walkers and sponsors to dig deep, and help us reach our £35,000 target for hospice care.  Next year will be the 10th Starlight Walk anniversary so will be asking to the community again to come out and shine for us”.

It’s more than just the walkers that contribute to the success of this event.  A huge thank you to the hospice staff, volunteers, and marshals who looked after the walkers at the leisure centre and ensure to their safety en-route.

In addition, the Hospice would like thank North Herts Leisure, LV, Sainsbury’s Letchworth, Tesco, Waitrose Stevenage, Aztek Logistics and all other local business involved who gave up their time and equipment to help produce this event.
One amazing Starlight walker Hayley Dudderidge achieved her goal of walking the last mile assisted by her daughter Lola, carer David and Gill Hughes, GHHC Nurse.  Hayley said " A wonderful and uplifting experience, staff and volunteers were exceptional, kind and supportive "