Businesses join walk for Weston Hospicecare

A WOMEN-ONLY walk for charity will be taking place along Weston s seafront on Saturday.

A WOMEN-ONLY walk for charity will be taking place along Weston's seafront on Saturday.

Weston Hospicecare is holding the Midnight Beach Walk, which will see hundreds of femme fatales hike from Uphill beach to Knightstone Island and back again.

Town businesses, community groups, families of loved ones who have used the Uphill-based hospice and kind-hearted individuals have all signed up to the Weston & Somerset Mercury-backed walk.

Among the throng will be employees from Howards Group, Asda and John Hodge Solicitors.

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Howards has 16 employees taking part and the team have even had special T-shirts made. The participants are: group organiser Katlin Brewer, Nicola Hurst, Caroline Kellett, Vicky Dunsby, Margaret Hopkinson, Brenda Gill, Carla Young, Fiona Burke, Jane Yeates, Emily Yeates, Aimee Jones, Sarah Jeffrey, Sarah Holyday, Rosie Holyday, Kim Brown and Lesley Brown.

The women all work in the different dealers - Peugeot, Citroen, Toyota and Honda - and some have roped in family members too.

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Katlin said: "Most of the girls on the list took part last year. The hospice is a great charity, plus the Howards Group is the main sponsor for the walk."

Asda's George girls are collecting cash in-store, and will be taking part for the second year running.

Spokesman Rachel Mansfield said: "Last year we all had a fantastic time and raised a lot of money along the way."

Solicitors, trainee solicitors and support staff from John Hodge will also be hitting the sands on Saturday night.

Team organiser Jane Banks said: "I first became interested in the hospice through my clients, who had nothing but praise for the care their loved ones and families received during one of the most traumatic times of their lives.

"I have visited Jackson-Barstow House several times and seen for myself the good work done there.

"My secretary Deborah Wellbeloved and I have completed the walk previously and this year we thought we could put a team together."

The company also supports the hospice throughout the year and pays the publication costs for the Tree of Light Appeal and the 2008/09 annual review brochures.

Lawyer Stewart Castle is affectionately known as 'Mr Uphill' for the help he provides throughout the year.

Anyone else who wants to join in the walk still has time. Visit or call 01934 423900 for more details.

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