Patrons: Bill Beaumont, Mark Lawrenson & Tisha Merry Reg Charity No: 512186

Hundreds get ready for St Catherine’s Hospice’s biggest fundraiser

The whole family is invited to come together for the hospice’s biggest annual fundraiser this summer – the Moonlight and Memories Walk.

The Collinsons from Lea, Preston, is just one family set to stride out under the stars in support of their local charity.

Mum Jenni, her husband Daryl, and their children Madeleine, aged 13, Sophie, 12, and Theo, 10, are looking forward to a family night out with a difference.

With a 10-mile and four-mile route to choose from, the whole community will be welcomed into the hospice grounds of St Catherine’s Park on the evening of Saturday, June 30, for the poignant sponsored trek.

Hairdresser Jenni says: “I did the Moonlight and Memories Walk a few years ago with a group of friends and loved it. I also took part in the Shine Night Walk London for Cancer Research UK, which is a night time marathon walk, and the children were really excited for me and wanted to join in. So the four-mile Moonlight and Memories Walk is perfect for us to do together as a family.

“They’ve seen photos online from last year’s event and they’re really looking forward to it. They understand the importance of hospices and how they help people with conditions like cancer, and we just want to do something positive for a local charity.

“We’re very lucky to have St Catherine’s on our doorstep, which helps so many people; it’s a very worthwhile cause and it’s important for us to do our bit to support it.”

Norman Cutler, fundraiser at St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “Hundreds of people have already signed up to our biggest annual fundraiser, and we’re really looking forward to seeing our grounds filled with supporters in our famous pink t-shirts ahead of the sponsored walk.

“Many people take part to remember their loved ones, and to give back after experiencing the wonderful care of St Catherine’s. But as the Collinson family show, the Moonlight and Memories Walk is for the whole community, even those who don’t already have a connection with the hospice. Doing something worthwhile for your local charity is a great way to spend valuable time together as a family, and we’re delighted to have them – and everyone else – on board!”

Registration is £15 for adults and £10 for under-18s, with sponsorship raised helping to fund the specialist palliative and end-of-life care provided by St Catherine’s Hospice to people across Central Lancashire affected by illnesses such as cancer, motor neurone disease, and other life-shortening conditions.

Assemble your team and sign up here for the charity’s poignant night time trek, and remember someone special whilst supporting a much-loved local cause.