No Moonlight Walk this year
Its hoped people will support one of the many other Katharine House fund raisers
One of the Katharine House Hospice’s flagship events won’t be happening this year.
The fundraising team won’t be running the Moonlight Walk in the face of substantially reduced sponsorship income during the cost-of-living crisis and difficulty getting people to commit to taking part.
The Hospice says that the Moonlight Walk takes a huge amount of time to organise and cancelling it will allow their team the opportunity to pour their resources into their many other fundraising campaigns, activities, and events, with the aim of making the biggest possible impact for patients and their families.
On the Hospice’s social media page a spokesperson said: “We want to say the biggest thank you to everyone who has taken part, volunteered, donated, sponsored or supported our Moonlight Walk over the years – you have ALL helped make it such a special event.”
Since 2016 the Moonlight Walk has raised over £350,000 with more than 3,000 people walking for Katharine House Hospice. Last year around 400 people took part in the annual event, which started life as a Midnight Walk a number of years ago.
Helen Lerwill, the Events Project Manager, is hoping people will find other ways to help the hospice. She said: “There are many ways to continue to support Katharine House Hospice from playing the lottery, visiting one of our Open Gardens, to trekking up Snowdon for sunrise or even take on a bungee jump!
“To find out more about how to support us, visit www.khh.org.uk.”
Published: by Banbury FM Newsteam