Saturday 8th June 2019 marked the 11th St Barnabas Hospice Moonlight Walk in Lincoln. The event saw over 250 people walk 10K through Lincoln’s historical Bailgate, past the Castle walls, down to Sincil Bank and back to raise vital funds for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.
Louise Cotton, Events Fundraiser and Event Lead, said:
“We are delighted to announce that around £13,000 has been pledged by our incredible supporters this weekend.
“The Moonlight Walk is a unique event, which is why after eleven years we are still seeing such success. The walk gives our fundraisers a chance to meet likeminded people, talk about their loved ones and take precious time to remember them.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our supporters who showed great energy and gusto walking through Lincoln dressed in pink and 70’s themed attire to support our cause. We saw all ages, walks of life and even a few four-legged friends on route.
“I must thank our event sponsor and location for the evening BG Conference & Events. Their team worked with us leading up to the event and were behind us all the way, until 2am! We could not recommend the venue highly enough.”
A pink themed ‘Memories under the Moonlight’ video booth gave walkers an opportunity to talk about who they were dedicating their walk to.
Rose Gray, St Barnabas Hospice Education Facilitator, said:
“Dad would have been very proud of me taking part in the Moonlight Walk. I took part to raise awareness to others about the services that St Barnabas has to offer to both patients and their families.
“When Dad was ill, we were unaware of St Barnabas’s services. If we had known what St Barnabas could have done to ease the journey along, this would have given us all the opportunity to make more informed choices.”
St Barnabas has a fundraising target of over £5.5 million each year. This provides more than 10,500 patients and families with compassionate, end-of-life care including Hospice at Home, well-being care and bereavement groups. Events such as Moonlight Walk encourage people of all ages and abilities to celebrate life and raise vital funds for the county’s largest Hospice facility.
St Barnabas leads the way in mass participation events in Hospice fundraising. The St Barnabas Colour Dash and new for 2019 Forget Me Not appeal has been celebrated nationally for its success as like-minded organisations look for inspiration and guidance.
If you would like to take part in a fundraising event or learn more about St Barnabas Hospice Lincolnshire care, visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk