Hundreds take part in Thorpe Hall Starlight Hike

Taking part in the Sue Ryder Starlight Hike 2013 were Kerry Bowles, Karen Andrews, Lisa Moore and Nina Todd
Taking part in the Sue Ryder Starlight Hike 2013 were Kerry Bowles, Karen Andrews, Lisa Moore and Nina Todd
0
Have your say

Hundreds of people took starlit stroll through Peterborough last night (Sunday) to raise funds for Sue Ryder’s Thorpe Hall Hospice appeal.

About 300 people of all ages took part in the event, now in its sixth year.

Just past the halfway point at Thorpe Hall on the Sue Ryder Starlight Hike 2013

Just past the halfway point at Thorpe Hall on the Sue Ryder Starlight Hike 2013

Proceeds are going towards the cost of building a new hospice in Peterborough, where the charity will continue to serve people in Lincolnshire and Rutland.

Organisers hope to raise £30,000 towards their £6m target through the event, which started and finished at Peterborough Greyhound Stadium and for the first time included the Thorpe Hall Hospice as part of its route.

Alison Toomey, regional fundraiser for the centre, said she believed new hospice appeal, which had its public launch in March, had been a factor in people signing up for the 10km event.

This was far from the only reason, however.

She said: “People come and take part for lots of different reasons. Some people will come and take part because they have had someone cared for at the hospice, other people will have known somebody who has had one of the conditions which we care for, some people just come to have a really good night out.”