Yacht crew join beach walk

A TEAM of women from Weston Bay Yacht Club in Uphill will be swapping deck shoes for walking boots in September to help raise money for charity

A TEAM of women from Weston Bay Yacht Club in Uphill will be swapping deck shoes for walking boots in September to help raise money for charity.The crew will be taking part in Weston Hospicecare's Midnight Beach Walk, supported by the Weston & Somerset Mercury along with hundreds of women from the area.Crew member Phillipa Harris, said: "Each member knows someone who has had cancer, died of cancer or got through it, so it is something that affects all of us."It sounds like a fun event and we are hoping to raise as much money as possible for the hospice. "Our yacht club is in Uphill, where the hospice is based, so it is a great opportunity to support a charity in the area."The Midnight Beach Walk is a woman only sponsored five mile event and the women taking part will follow a circular route from Uphill to the Marine Lake and back again. Penny Beare, fundraising and communications manager for Weston Hospicecare, said: "It is great that the yacht club is taking part and supporting this event. "The walk is a first for Weston and is something a little different for women of all age groups to join in and help raise funds for the hospice. "It will be a very special and memorable night and I urge other people to register and join them."Hundreds of women are expected to take part in the walk with their friends, family and colleagues.The charity is also looking for men to help marshal the event, which is hoped to raise more than £50,000.To sign up to take part, help marshal or just to find out more, call the hospice's fund-raising team on 01934 423960 or visit www.westonhospicecare.org.uk/midnightbeachwalk.


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