Hundreds show support for Hospice’s Walk for Willen

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Hundreds of people turned up to support the Willen Hospice Walk for Willen event at the weekend.

It was a great occasion with over 400 people and 25 dogs taking part in the sponsored walk that started and finished at the Hospice raising essential funds for patient care.

On their return walkers were treated to live music provided by The Bolivian Sunshine Dogs, Frazer’s Rag ‘n’ Roll Band and local singer and songwriter Ellie Walsh along with Zumba by Exstress and performances from the Diamond School of Performing Arts.

A special memory wall was erected in the Hospice grounds for people to leave a message in memory of a loved one. Refreshments for all the family was provided by the Hospice Tea Tent and the BBQ run by the Scout Active Support.

The event has raised over £4,500 that will all go towards providing specialist care to Hospice patients and their families.

Allison Waterhouse, community fundraiser for Willen Hospice, said: “It was a great day and wonderful to see so many Hospice supporters enjoying themselves. We are delighted at the level of support and participation and how much the event has raised for Hospice care. A special thank you has to go to all the local companies would supported the event as well as to our wonderful volunteers as we couldn’t have done it without them.”