Local charity, Keech Hospice Care are appealing for volunteers to sign up as marshals for its upcoming Star Walk. The charity needs to find 145 volunteer marshals to help out at the popular annual event, which is to take place on Saturday 6th September.
As well as finding willing walkers the hospice needs people to help out along the route, making sure the walkers stay safe.
Martina Haugh, Event Fundraiser from Keech said:
“Our Star Walk is one of our most popular events and always draws hundreds of women from across Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes who walk through the night to support the hospice. The 10-mile walk is always loads of fun with the ladies dressing in fancy dress outfits and proves to be one of the best girls night out of the year.”
“If walking is not your thing, we still need you! Marshalling is also a lot of fun and is a great way to take part without breaking a sweat! Marshals are very important to the running of the evening and volunteers would be saving us a lot of money by donating their time.”
The Star Walk is one of the largest events for the hospice. Beginning and ending at Barnfield College, New Bedford Road, the walk raises money to fund care and support for those with life-limiting illnesses in Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes. Last year the event managed to raise an incredible £60,000 which goes directly to supporting the patients and families in the local area.
Keech Hospice Care is the adult’s hospice for Luton and South Bedfordshire and the children’s hospice for Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire and Milton Keynes.
If you would like to sign up to be a volunteer marshal please contact Claire McInally on 01582 497839 or firstname.lastname@example.org