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 11 June and will start and finish 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 almost £200,000 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, aiming to raise over £60,000 with the help of more than a 1,000 walkers. There is always a great 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 but it is always nice to welcome new faces."
Liverpool based health cash plan provider Medicash has sponsored the fundraising event since it was launched five years ago. Medicash’s chief executive Sue Weir said: “Medicash has a long history of charitable giving and has been caring for people on Merseyside for almost 140 years. We are delighted to sponsor the Midnight Walk again. The care Jospice provides for patients and the support given to families is invaluable and if the fundraising target is met it will provide Jospice with two specialist nurses for a year. The walk is also a fun occasion and a healthy way to raise money for such a good cause.”
In addition to sponsoring the event Medicash will also donate a percentage of the annual premium from any cash plans which are signed up to before 30 June 2010. Visit www.medicash.org or call 0800 011 2222 and quote “Midnight Walk”.
To take part in the Jospice Ladies’ Midnight Walk, download a registration form at www.jospice.org.uk, or call 0151 932 6035 for more information.