Midnight fund-raising

PUBLISHED: 10:00 07 September 2011 | UPDATED: 16:44 03 May 2017

Volunteers at last year's midnight beach walk

Volunteers at last year's midnight beach walk

Weston Hospicecare

WESTON'S biggest ladies only event is calling out for more volunteers to help raise money for the town's Hospicecare.

Message left on the midnight beach walk for Weston HospicecareMessage left on the midnight beach walk for Weston Hospicecare

The midnight beach walk has a lack of number this year and they are looking for more eager ladies to stroll across the beach together and help contribute to the cause.

The event fundraiser said: “This year is a struggle for everyone trying to come out of the recession but every penny raised really does make a difference in enabling us to support local people. “

The event, which will be held on Saturday 24, usually brings in a massive £60,000 a year, which is a huge contribution towards the £3million which it costs the hospice each year to help local people.

Ladies will walk along the beach with candle bags lining the route, some in fancy dress and some with dedications on their clothes remembering someone that has been cared for by Weston Hospicecare.

Mother Hilary Turner and daughter Rebecca, aged 20 from Weston are all walking the route in memory of Philip Turner, husband and father of the women, who passed away at Weston Hospicecare in May.

Rebecca said: “It was whilst visiting Dad that we saw the advertisement for the midnight beach walk, but it wasn’t until afterwards that we saw the event again and decided to register. We want to help raise as much money for Weston Hospicecare as we can so they can continue the great work they carry out and others can receive the superb care that Dad received.”

Volunteers can register for the event by visiting www.midnightbeachwalk.org.uk.

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