Hundreds of local fundraisers have demonstrated their commitment to their local hospice by stepping out to complete their very own 10-mile walk on Friday 11 September.
Plans for Lindsey Lodge’s Glow Walk had to be changed 24 hours before the event following the Government’s announcement of new guidelines regarding the gathering of large groups. After consulting local public health teams, the Hospice took the difficult decision to cancel the mass-participation event and invite walkers to take part virtually.
Hospice staff set up a drive through collection station at its Burringham Road base for people to collect their individual walking packs, and an official Glow Walk 2020 Facebook group was created so that hundreds of participants could complete their walk over the weekend and share their experiences online.
Lindsey Lodge Senior Manager for Business Development and Income Generation Tom Moody said: “We are truly overwhelmed by the support and spirit of our Glow Walkers following the change of plan!
“The Glow Walk is our best known and much well-loved fundraising mass participation event and has been running now under various names for 13 years. We were so disappointed to change the plans at such short notice.
“We were inundated with photos and updates over the weekend. It was incredible to see the unwavering support for the Hospice from the local people.”
He added: “Our glow walkers were unstoppable, walking night and day, in the park, across the Humber Bridge, with their dogs. We even went global with one participant taking on the challenge in Chicago!”
Lindsey Lodge Hospice has been providing high quality, specialist palliative care to local people and families living with life limiting illnesses for 28 years. It relies on fundraising and donations to raise the £3.7 million it needs each year to continue to deliver its care in North Lincolnshire.
Tom said: “On behalf of everyone at Lindsey Lodge, I’d like to say an enormous thank you to every one of our glow walkers for their ongoing support and understanding during these very difficult times. Every penny you have raised allows us to continue to provide our much needed palliative care to patients and their families at the time they need it most.”