Moonlit Walk is big hit with the ladies

Moonlit Walkers

Moonlit Walkers

First published in Community

A Moonlit Walk in Bexleyheath has raised over £20,000 for Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.

The women-only Walk, the Hospice’s first, was held on Saturday, September 15.

387 women registered to take part in the night-time 10 kilometre circular route, which started and finished at Bexleyheath Broadway Shopping Centre. 28 volunteers helped Marshall the route and with Registration.

The Walkers were cheered and clapped at the end, as they received a medal and a snack.

Moonlit Walk sponsor Keith Payne, from Ebdons Tours, said: "Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice is our local charity and the good work achieved by this organisation is immeasurable and is a subject close to our hearts.

"Ebdons Tours are delighted to have supported the very first Moonlit Walk."

Stephanie Fuller, community fundraising manager at the Abbey Wood-based Hospice thanked Ebdons Tours for sponsoring the Walk and the Broadway Shopping Centre for hosting it. “Thanks also to High Flying Balloons, Sainsbury’s Bexleyheath and Starbucks Bexleyheath for their support,” said Stephanie.

“Plans are already afoot for the next Moonlit Walk, in September 2013,” she added.

Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice provides free specialist end of life care for people with life-limiting illnesses as well as providing support for their families, friends and carers.

It is the only adult hospice in the royal borough of Greenwich and in Bexley covering an area of 40 square miles and a population of 500,000.

The hospice nurses care for over 2,500 local people every year. | @gbchospice

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