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Night-time walkers sought by hospice

A DECADE of moonlight walking in Chichester is being celebrated this year.

 

St Wilfrid’s Hospice wants to make the occasion on May 5 even more special than usual.

 

The aim is to break some records, with 1,000 people walking and £100,000 raised.

 

It is seeking volunteers to help to turn its plans into reality.

 

Hospice head of fundraising Jerry Doyle said: “It literally is a night to remember so don’t forget to put it in your diaries.

 

“We want to thank everyone for their support. As well as being very moving, the Moonlight Walk is also a lot of fun.”

 

Walkers will be able to sign up soon at stwh.co.uk/moonlight. Entry costs £16 and walkers get a T-shirt and goodies like a heart-warming snack breakfast.

 

The hospice hopes to start the night with a light show around the Westgate Leisure Centre where people gather to take part in the 5k or 10k walk to support the hospice in memory of loved ones.

 

Helpers are needed on the night for all aspects of the occasion. These range from marshalling walkers along the route to helping to run stalls, signing in the walkers and issuing kit at the leisure centre.

 

They also include dressing up, doing mime, putting up decorations and staging a light show.

 

“We’d love to hear from light technicians, drama students or anyone with circus or performance skills this year – from stilt-walkers and fire-eaters to classical musicians,” said Jerry.

 

They should contact 01243 755827 or fundraising@stwh.co.uk for details.

 

Companies are also needed to sponsor some of the tenth anniversary activities.

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