Ladies – Get Set For Jospice Midnight Walk February 18, 2009Posted by liverpoolchamber in Charity.
Ladies on Merseyside are being urged to join forces and sign up to this year’s Jospice Midnight Walk sponsored by Medicash.
The 11K walk takes place on Friday 12th June, and has walkers following a new route that starts and finishes at Holy Family High School in Thornton.
In aid of St Joseph’s Hospice, the annual walk was first held in 2006 and has since raised over £150,000 for the charity. Based in Thornton, the hospice was established in 1974 and has cared for over 5000 people and their families.
Jospice’s director of fundraising Pat Murphy said, “We are hoping this year’s walk will be bigger and better than ever. We aim,to raise over £60,000 with the help of more than a 1,000 walkers. There is always a fun atmosphere and plenty of encouragement from everyone involved. A bit of good weather also helps! We have a good number of ladies who support us every year and it is always nice to welcome new faces.”
Liverpool-based health cash plan provider Medicash has sponsored the walk since it was launched four years ago. Medicash chief executive Sue Weir said:, “Medicash has a long history of charitable giving and has been caring for people on Merseyside for 138 years. We are delighted to continue our support of Jospice and sponsor the Midnight Walk again. The care St Joseph’s Hospice provides for patients and the support to families is invaluable and the walk will ensure essential funds are raised to continue with this specialist care.”