Posted on 14th July 2016
Great support for hospice Star Walk 2016
St Peter & St James Hospice held its annual Star Walk at the weekend where the event was brilliantly supported by the local community! There were 410 people registered to take part in support of the Hospice at Saturday night’s event, sponsored by MetLife. Once the sponsorship money has been donated, then the Hospice will announce the final fundraising total.
It was great to see such support from everyone from the local community. Anyone wishing to donate can still do so by going to the Hospice’s website www.stpeter-stjames.org.uk/donate You can see pictures from the event at http://www.stpeter-stjames.org.uk/fundraising/star-walk-2016
Setting off in the evening, the 10k route went from The Dolphin Leisure Centre, around Haywards Heath finishing with everyone receiving a finisher’s memento and a free breakfast. The fastest time was from Jozef Tester-Mottram who came in at 1.40:47.
Giles Witcomb, Head of Fundraising, said, “We’re so grateful to everyone who supported the Star Walk. It was a wonderful opportunity for families to remember their loved ones whilst raising funds to help more people across the local community.
“We’ve been providing our services for over 40 years and it’s only with the community’s help that we can continue to care for our patients in years to come. This sum raised will be used to continue providing treatment to our patients in Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath, Lewes, Uckfield and surrounding villages.”
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