Hospice Moonlight Walk sees hundreds of people take to the streets of Stamford

3rd October 2018

Hospice Walk Stamford

Hundreds of inspirational people took to the streets of Stamford on Saturday night to raise money for St Barnabas Hospice

An incredible £38,000 was raised when over 400 people took to the streets of Stamford dressed in pink, for St Barnabas Hospice’s first Moonlight Walk in the town.

Before the walk, everyone participated in an energising warm-up led by Wildcats Theatre School that included the popular viral dance, ‘Baby Shark’, and music from ‘The Greatest Showman’.

Many walkers enjoyed getting their cheeks bedazzled with glitter and bought flashing accessories from the merchandise stall in order to light up the streets of Stamford.

The walkers departed from New College Stamford’s Borderville Campus at 9.30pm for their 10km walk around Stamford.

Amelia Mochan, Events Fundraiser for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said:

Raising £38,000 is completely overwhelming and definitely exceeded our expectations. The money will go directly towards the care in the south of the county.

We provide care and support to so many people in Stamford and the surrounding areas but the event has really helped raise the profile of St Barnabas and increase the awareness for people who do not know about our services.

We were delighted to have fifty new volunteers on board for the night, who were key to the success of the walk. A massive thank you goes to for RJ Scholes Funeral Directors for sponsoring the event; we couldn’t have done it without them.”

St Barnabas Hospice are delighted to announce that both the Lincoln and Stamford Moonlight Walks will be back again in June 2019. If you would like to register your interest for either of these events, please call the Fundraising team on 01522 540 300, or email fundraising@stbarnabashospice.co.uk.

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