19th Oct, 2017

Hundreds take to the streets for the Myton Hospice Midnight Walk

Chris Willmott 17th Sep, 2015 Updated: 28th Oct, 2016

HUNDREDS of people took to the moonlit streets to raise vital funds for a local charity.

More than 650 supports took part in the annual Moonlight Walk, which is expected to raise over £55,000 for The Myton Hospices.

And with this year’s walk taking on a ‘wild west’ theme, participants donned their best cowboy and cowgirl outfits to walk either five or eight miles around Warwick Castle to help fund two new nurses for the hospices.

Among the walkers were staff from Grange Farm Community Primary School in Finham, who were walking in memory of head teacher Ben Whelan who died at the Myton Hospice in Warwick on March 14 following a 14-month battle with cancer.

Describing this year’s Moonlight Walk as a ‘brilliant night’, Myton’s events manager Sarah Stallard, said staff were ‘thrilled’ to see so many people taking part to support the charity.

She added: “Thankfully the weather was on our side and we feel incredibly lucky to have such amazing supporters.

“We would like to say a special thank you to Warwick Castle for having us again, all of the suppliers and to the 69 amazing volunteers who gave up their Saturday night to help us – we couldn’t have done it without you.”

The Myton Hospices has three hospices in Warwick, Coventry and Rugby and touches the lives of over 4,000 local people every year through its hospices, family support services and in the community through Myton at Home and needs to raise just over £8 million a year just to keep running.

To support Myton or to find out more information about future events including the charity’s Santa Dashes taking place this December, visit www.mytonhospice.org

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