Hundreds of inspirational people took to the streets of Lincoln

Hospice Moonlight Walk sees hundreds of people take to the streets of Lincoln in memory of loved ones

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

More than £40,000 was raised when hundreds of people took to the streets of Lincoln dressed in pink, for St Barnabas Hospice’s eleventh annual Moonlight Walk.

Following an energising warm-up led by Curves Lincoln gym, the walkers departed from Bishop Grosseteste University at 10pm for a 10km walk around Lincoln.

Many of the walkers had a personal connection to St Barnabas and were walking in memory of their loved ones.

Rose Gray, Learning and Development Facilitator at St Barnabas Hospice, walked in memory of her Dad, who died three years ago with Parkinson’s, dementia, diabetes, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and bowel cancer. Rose 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.

“I have raised over £100 for St Barnabas by taking part in the Moonlight Walk, and hope to raise even more money and awareness by taking part in their Snowdon Challenge later this year.”

Hundreds of inspirational people took to the streets of Lincoln

Laura Stones, Event Fundraiser for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said:

“We are very proud of everyone who took part in this year’s Moonlight Walk in Lincoln, and are delighted to be hosting a second Moonlight Walk in Stamford on Saturday 15th September.

“The evening was as successful as ever, and it was special to join hundreds of inspirational people walking shoulder-to-shoulder in support of hospice care.

“The money raised will go a long way towards helping our Hospice to provide end-of-life care across Lincolnshire, into the future.”

Tickets are available for the Moonlight Walk Stamford on 15th September, from www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/moonlightstamford18. Adults are £15 each and children (aged 11+ only) are £10 each.

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