Walkers put best feet forward for Salisbury Hospice Charity fundraiser

WALKERS put their best feet forward for a charity fundraiser in Salisbury.

Supporters of the Salisbury Hospice Charity gathered for the group’s second Celebration Walk on Sunday, September 10.

Participants took on a five- or 10-mile walk, which started and finished at The Guildhall, to celebrate life and cherish the memories of loved ones.

The afternoon included a performance ukulele band The Salisbury Pluckers, followed by talks from Paula Flower, head of fundraising, a cherished memory from Nikki Spicer, trustee of Salisbury Hospice Charity and a blessing from Kelvin Inglis, Rector of St Thomas’s Church.

Alex from Kidz Love Fit engaged the walkers in a lively warm-up dance routine, to stretch the muscles in preparation for their walks.

Adam Burgess, regional director of main sponsor Apogee Corporation set the walk in motion by counting down: Three, two, one, go.

As the walkers began their journey around the city centre, they were welcomed into St Thomas’s church to light a candle of remembrance.

At the hospice, walkers were invited to tie a ribbon of their choosing, around the representative Remembrance Tree.

Walkers received their living medal and a packet of Forget Me Knot seeds at the finish line.

Funds raised from the Celebration Walk will help the hospice continue to provide vital, end of life care, which directly benefits patients and families within the community.

Moyra Rowney, event fundraiser, said: “It is always a privilege to be part of the team who put on the Celebration Walk and this year was a wonderful, happy, sometimes emotional, occasion.

“To have raised over £12,000 with funds still coming in is astonishing, and rewarding and very, very humbling.”

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