Annie, #Glowing for #WirralHospice

annie-jNow that our first Glow with the Flow walk is over, we wanted to speak to one of our walkers to see how they found this neon filled walk. Our first person accross the line, Annie, was more than happy to share her experience:

Annie, what made you sign up to this event?

It sounded like such a fun event to be part of, I signed up as soon as the Fundraising Team announced it! Some dear family and friends have been cared for by the Hospice which is why it’s so close to my heart.

Was the event what you expected?

It was even better! There was an amazing atmosphere from the moment I arrived. Excited and colourful women, young and old, everywhere you looked. People laughing and having their faces painted, it felt a bit like a carnival.

What was the highlight of the night for you?

I was very proud to have been asked to lead the walk so that everyone knew where to go. We had marshals in place too all along the route but it was a great feeling to know that I was marching 900 women and girls along. I got so into it waving my glow sticks about that when I turned around a couple of times my fellow walkers had lagged some way behind so I had to wait for them to catch up!

How much have you raised in sponsorship so far?

So far it’s £366 online and I have raised about £250 from good old-fashioned sponsor forms. People have been very generous so I would just like to say a really big thank you for your support. It means so much to me and I know it does to the Hospice too.

You can find Annie’s page here

What would you recommend people do to prepare for the event?

I’m a keen walker anyway and have two dogs that need a lot of exercise so it was easy for me to cope with that distance. Though I must say I don’t usually walk quite so fast or with glowing bunny ears on! It’s an event for people of all abilities and  five miles is an achievable distance that you only really need to put in some gentle training in the weeks leading up.

Would you take part in this event again?

Yes, I can’t wait until next year!

Thank you to Annie and everyone who took part in and supported ‘Glow with the Flow’. We had more than 900 walkers glowing as they walked from West Kirby to Hoylake and back for our five mile walk!

We are delighted by the support we received from local business and the council which enabled this event to be such a success and we hope to have raised over £20,000 from this amazing walk.

Visit our Facebook page to see photos from the night.

Author: Jacinta Warwick

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Anniversary Midnight Walk set to be biggest yet.

Wirral Hospice St John’s Midnight Walk 2013 looks set to be the biggest yet as Wirral Hospice celebrates 30 years of caring for the Wirral Community.  

Now in its 5th year, the Midnight Walk is a ladies-only sponsored walk that attracts supporters from sl70across the Wirral to join in and walk united for a good cause. Ladies who have been a part of the event in previous years see the walk as a great opportunity to get together with family and friends for a night out with a difference, all whilst raising money for their local Hospice.

The evening begins at Sacred Heart Church in Moreton where walkers collect their goody bags and flashing bunny ears and take part in a one minute silence. A warm-up gets our ladies ready for the walk – this year to music from the 30’s to keep in theme with Wirral Hospice’s special birthday celebrations. Once warmed, supporters then start the 5.5 mile walk to Morrison’s in West Kirby, where they will be greeted with a certificate and a well-deserved pat on the back!

By taking part in this special event and raising sponsorship, supporters will be helping to ensure that the Hospice is able to provide the essential care needed for future patients and their families in Wirral. So get a group together and join us at midnight on Saturday 21st September for an event that is guaranteed to be exciting, different and rewarding.

To join in the fun for only £10 and to wear your own pair of flashing bunny ears with pride, call the Wirral Hospice Fundraising Office on 0151 343 0778 or register online below:

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