Moonlight walkers go extra mile to boost hospice coffers

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The seventh annual Moonlight Walk in aid of St John’s Hospice is set to be another record breaking event.

More than 1,200 women have already registered to walk through the night on Saturday, June 8, with limited places still available.

With ages ranging from 12 right up to 80, Lancaster and Morecambe will see friends, families and colleagues from all walks of life donning their neon tee-shirts and flashing accessories and walking either 14k or 25k in support of the local charity.

This year, the hospice launched its brand new interactive mobile app which will help guide walkers along the route with its GPS route guide and photo sharing features, allowing walkers to interact on their journey more than ever.

The 25k challenge, now in its third year, really puts walkers to the test as it involves a trek up towards Heysham before making its way back to the hospice.

St John’s is lucky enough to have the full support of the local community, with its sea of brightly-coloured neon pink and green tee-shirts symbolising the coming together of more than 1,000 local women, for one local cause.

The hospice receives only one third of its funding from the NHS and therefore must raise two thirds of its running costs through public donations and events like the Moonlight Walk.

For more information about the Moonlight Walk and all other hospice events, visit www.sjhospice.org.uk or call the fundraising team on 01524 382538.