Help Weston Hospicecare reach £100,000

MORE than £99,000 has been raised for Weston Hospicecare by people who took part in last year s Midnight Beach Walk.

MORE than £99,000 has been raised for Weston Hospicecare by people who took part in last year's Midnight Beach Walk.

A total of 1,085 women and girls took part in the five-mile walk along Weston's seafront on September 15 wearing flashing headbands and illuminous necklaces.

Since then the sponsorship money from the walk, which was supported by the Weston & Somerset Mercury, has flooded into the Uphill-based charity.

So far £99,142 has been sent in and there are still more than 200 people who took part but have not made a donation to the hospice, which provides care for people with life-threatening illnesses.


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Weston Hospicecare's fundraising and communications manager, Penny Beare, said: "This figure is fantastic and more than we were expecting, but now we want to try and reach the £100,000 mark.

"I would urge anyone who has not sent in their sponsorship money to do so soon to allow us to hopefully reach that milestone."

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Arrangements for this year's walk, to be held on September 13, are already underway and anyone who may want to take part can register their interest by emailing midnightwalkbeachwalk2008@westonhospicecare.org.uk

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