Call for volunteer marshals to help at hospice walk

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Bristol’s only adult hospice is appealing for volunteers to sign up as marshals for its upcoming Midnight Walk.

The charity needs to find 150 volunteer marshals to help out at the popular annual event, which is to take place on Saturday 12 July.

As well as finding willing walkers the charity needs people to help out along the route, making sure the walkers stay safe.

Maria del Carmen Moon Park from St. Peter’s Hospice said: “Our Midnight Walk is one of our most popular events and always draws hundreds of women from across Bristol who walk through the Midnight hour to support the hospice.

“The 5-mile or 10-mile walk is always loads of fun with the ladies dressing in pink or fancy dress outfits and we walk past all the big Bristol landmarks including the ss Great Britain and the Clifton Suspension Bridge.

“If walking is not your thing, we still need you! Marshalling is also a lot of fun and is a great way to take part without breaking a sweat!

“Marshals are very important to the running of the evening and volunteers would be saving us a lot of money by donating their time.”

The Midnight Walk is one of the largest events for the hospice. Beginning and ending at Ashton Gate Stadium the walk raises money to fund care and support for those with life-limiting illnesses in Bristol.

As Bristol’s only adult hospice, St Peter’s Hospice cares for more than 2,670 patients each year as well as supporting family members.

All services are provided free of charge but this care costs around £18,000 a day. For around £13,000 of that, the hospice relies on gifts in wills, kind donations and funds generated by the hospice shops.

If you would like to sign up to be a volunteer marshal please contact Maria on 01275 391428 or [email protected]

For further information contact Kayleigh Sydenham (01275) 394400

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