Local people are being urged to sign up to go with the glow for their local hospice.
Registration is now open for the Lindsey Lodge 10-mile Glow Walk 2020, which takes place on Friday 12 June, which organisers hope will be the biggest event in the Hospice’s history.
Lindsey Lodge Hospice Senior Manager Business Development: Fundraising Tom Moody said: “Over 500 people raised more than £30,000 in last year’s Glow Walk, but this year we’d like the event to be even bigger and better than ever, and have set ourselves an ambitious target of signing up 1,000 walkers!”
He added: “We’ve also signed up an exclusive group of seven brand partners to sponsor this event, along with all of our other flagship fundraising activities for the year, which helps cover our costs, so that all of the hard-earned sponsorship money from our participants goes directly into patient care.
“Last year we saw a 95% uplift in the number of admissions to our Inpatient Unit, which means we need to continue to increase the revenue from our fundraising activities year on year.
“If 1,000 people raise £100 each we could raise a significant amount of money towards our £3.5 million annual running costs.”
This year’s Glow Walk will start and finish at Lindsey Lodge Hospice’s Burringham Road site, and take a brand new 10-mile route around Scunthorpe. Entrants are being encouraged to sign up now to take advantage of an early bird price of just £10 throughout February, before the registration price returns to £12.50 from March.
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.
“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.”
About Lindsey Lodge Hospice Brand Partners
Lindsey Lodge’s Brand Partners for 2020 are: DDM Residential; Jason Threadgold Funeral Director; Jotun Paints; Q&K Optical Care t/a Boots Opticians; Shift Traffic Events; Symes Bains Broomer and Textron Aviation.