Grand Pier sponsors hospice’s Midnight Beach Walk
PUBLISHED: 09:00 17 July 2018
The Grand Pier is sponsoring Weston Hospicecare’s Midnight Beach Walk for the third consecutive year.
Kerry Michael, the pier’s joint owner, says he is thrilled to support the event which raises vital funds for the hospice.
The walk is taking place on September 7 and will start at the Tropicana on Marine Parade.
Mr Michael said: “We are very happy to be supporting Weston Hospicecare once again with the Midnight Beach Walk.
“The dedication and hard work the hospice undertakes is absolutely vital within our community.
“Following further cuts in the NHS budgets, there is more pressure and reliance on the hospice to help support families in our local community at times when they need it the most.
“The Midnight Beach Walk is a great event which helps to raise vital funds to keep our local hospice going and we are delighted the Grand Pier is able to support once again as the main sponsor of this event.”
It costs £4.2million each year to run the hospice, but only 20 per cent of the total comes from the NHS.
The remaining 80 per cent must be raised through other channels including fundraising events, donations and retail shops.
Event organiser, Kelsey Dehaney, said: “We are so grateful to the Grand Pier for sponsoring the Midnight Beach Walk for the third consecutive time since the event’s revival in 2016.
“By taking part in the Midnight Beach Walk won’t just mean you light up the night, you’ll become a light in the dark for the hundreds of people we help support on a daily basis.”
Last year 342 women completed the route, raising a total of £26,553 to support the hospice.
Kelsey added: “Being a women’s event, there is a real bond between all the participants and it is fantastic to see women coming together and supporting a great local charity which serves, and depends on the support from, the community.
“Whether you plan to take part in memory of a loved one, are keen to support a respected charity, or you would simply like to enjoy a nice stroll along the beach with a friend, you’ll have a brilliant time.”
To sign up, visit www.register.primoevents.com/ps/event/midnightbeachwalk2018