Starlight Walk raises �40,000 for Letchworth hospice

THOUSANDS of pounds have been raised for charity as women took to the streets at the weekend for a late-night walk.

This year’s Starlight Walk, in aid of Garden House Hospice, was held on Saturday with more than 400 women walking through the night around Letchworth GC.

So far more than �40,000 has been pledged for the hospice - which provides support and care for terminally ill patients in North Hertfordshire and Stevenage - as a result of the annual fundraiser, backed by The Comet.

Starting and finishing at North Herts Leisure Centre in Letchworth GC, participants completed either a six-mile or 10-mile course.

“What a fantastic evening - a special thank you to everyone who turned out to walk for us and help raise vital funds for hospice care,” said the hospice’s corporate fundraiser, Tina Fletcher.

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“Many ladies complemented their blue T-shirts with fancy dress and set off on a six or ten mile route around Letchworth surrounding the hospice with support.

“Luckily the weather was kind and the ladies walked with such dedication and high spirits and helped to make it such a memorable night. They are all truly remarkable ladies!

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“We would like to say a huge thank you to all our sponsors who have so kindly supported us in some way to make this year’s event extra special, also to LV=, Own Homes, Sainsbury’s, Quotidian, Admin Re, Hot off The Press, Kingsmill and The Chilli Lounge for being there on the night to either capture those special moments on camera, entertain before the walkers set off or to supply delicious food on their return.

“We were also very grateful to all the volunteers and marshals who made sure the event was both safe and enjoyable for everyone taking part.”

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