Hundreds take to Letchworth streets to raise £28,000

Credit: Lynn Vallance from Hot Off The Press

Credit: Lynn Vallance from Hot Off The Press - Credit: Archant

MORE than 400 people took part in a charity walk on Saturday night to raise more than £28,000 for a hospice.

Participants taking part in the Comet-sponsored Starlight Walk in aid of the Garden House Hospice in Letchworth GC left from North Herts Leisure Centre in the town at 10pm and followed a six or 10-mile circular route.

Jo Wiffen, community fundraiser at the hospice, said: “It was a brilliant event. The walkers, many of them in fancy dress, created a fantastic atmosphere and pledged £28,000, with more to come.

“We would like to record our thanks to the marshals and volunteers for giving up their time to ensure that it all went without a hitch.

“The money raised will be used to ensure we are able to continue providing free care for patients and their families, both at the hospice and in their own homes.”

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She added: “We are extremely grateful to all of our sponsors. Without their support, Starlight would not be such fun and a financial success.

“Thanks also to the residents of Wilbury Road who left their outdoor lights on for our walkers, and a special thanks to the lady who brought the two marshals outside her house a cup of tea.

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“This was a night when our community came together to show their support for a charity that is there to serve them. A huge thank you to you all.”

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