Lindsey Lodge Hospice is urging local people to register for its Glow Walk 2019 and will be holding two special sign up days at Tesco Extra in Scunthorpe.
In a bid to beat last year’s fundraising total of £27,000, the charity-run Hospice is hoping to sign up 500 participants, and it’s already more than half way there thanks to early bird bookings on its website, so now the Lindsey Lodge team are taking the show on the road.
Lindsey Lodge Head of Fundraising Tom Moody said: “In 2010, 500 walkers raised a fantastic £50,000 for us, so we’d love to repeat that in 2019.”
Tom added: “Every penny raised by our Glow Walkers goes towards providing our specialist care, and Lindsey Lodge is now supporting more people than ever in its 26 year history.
“Last year we saw a 65% uplift in the number of admissions to our Inpatient Unit, as well as a 22% increase in the number of attendances to our Bereavement and Counselling Service, so fundraising makes a significant contribution towards our £3.5 million running costs.”
This year’s Glow Walk will, for the second time, start and finish at Lindsey Lodge Hospice’s Burringham Road site, and take a 10-mile route around Scunthorpe. And for tiny feet there’s even a family-friendly three-mile Glow Worm Wiggle.
Registration for the Glow Walk costs £12,50 per person for the event and is open now to men and women of all ages, as well as young people aged 13 and over, as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult.
Entrants to the event receive a pack including helpful hints and ideas to support them with their fundraising, along with a proposed training plan for the main event.
Tom said: “People can register online now here
and we’ll also be in Tesco Extra, between 10am and 4pm on Wednesday 17 April and Friday 10 May.
“So please sign up to walk in memory of a friend or loved one, as a way of keeping fit or simply to do something different with your friends on a Friday night – whatever the reason, you’ll be raising much-needed funds for Lindsey Lodge Hospice.”