Final countdown to Teesside Hospice Starlight Stroll

This year’s Starlight stroll is fast approaching and Sonny the Sunflower, the Teesside Hospice Mascot is raring to go!

 In anticipation of the 5th annual Starlight Stroll, Sonny is counting down the days until Redcar and Cleveland College is awash with fabulous women ready to walk 7 miles, at night, in aid of Teesside Hospice!

There is still time to sign up, so Sonny is urging local women to come and be part of it! Whether you want to walk to remember a loved one, get fit or have fun with friends and family come along for a great night and help raise vital funds for Teesside Hospice!

2012’s Starlight Stroll, sponsored by Redcar & Cleveland PCT, is taking place on Saturday 12th May at Redcar & Cleveland College. It involves a 7 mile walk from Redcar & Cleveland College to Marske and back. Entry fee is £12 which includes limited edition 30th Birthday t-shirt, walk pack and medal, with refreshments to finish. As this year is the 30th Birthday of Teesside Hospice, registration is from 8pm so participants can get in the party mood, with the walk commencing at 10pm.

Last year around 750 women participated, helping to raise over £48,000 in aid of Teesside Hospice, and as this year is the Hospice’s 30th Birthday, they hope the event will be bigger and better than ever! By taking part in this event and raising sponsorship walkers will be helping Teesside Hospice generate the £4,400 needed each and every day of the year to help care for local people with advanced cancer and other life limiting illnesses. There is no minimum sponsorship required however any sponsorship raised helps towards these running costs.

Jane O’Byrne, Fundraising Manager said:

I can’t believe that it is time for the Starlight Stroll, the year has just flown by! This is our 5th Starlight Stroll and I still love organising this event.  It has such a positive vibe and is so much fun.

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