Hospice walk in honour of loved ones raises hundreds

Particpants in St Michael's Hospice's annual Moonlight Walk
Particpants in St Michael's Hospice's annual Moonlight Walk

Scores of people took part in this year’s Moonlight Walk last Saturday (July 19) to raise funds for St Michael’s Hospice and pay tribute to loved ones.

More than 200 people, mums, dads, grandmas, granddads, friends and colleagues, came together and a jolly band of rapscallion pirates embarked on their voyage from Bexhill to Hastings. Despite the rumblings of thunder, the weather held out as people made their way to Hastings, raising hundreds of pounds for the hospice.

Jodie Cornford, fundraising assistant from St Michael’s Hospice, said:“We would like to thank Nurse Plus for its general sponsorship of the event, The White Rock Hotel for the post walk supper, St Richard’s Catholic College for the use of its hall, Sainsbury’s, Carroll’s greengrocers for supplying goodies for the walkers goody bags, Jasfit for demonstrating a pirate-themed warm up, all the volunteers who ensured the evening ran smoothly and finally all the walkers themselves.”

Helen McGachy said: “After finishing chemotherapy and getting the all clear from cancer earlier this year I wanted to do something positive with my recovery. My lovely colleague, Jenny, was diagnosed just a month before me but unfortunately she passed away at the hospice just before my last chemo. So the Moonlight Walk seemed like a good way for me to pay tribute as well as raise some money for a great cause.”