Hundreds of Walkers Take Part in Annual Memory Walk and Fun Run
Posted on 26 June 2017.
Hundreds of walkers descended on West Park at the weekend in aid of Compton.
The park was transformed into a sea of yellow as people donned brightly coloured leg warmers, tutus and even a shell suit to take part in Compton’s annual 5 Mile Sponsored Memory Walk and Fun Run.
The event encourages members of the public to walk, run, jog, dance, hop or skip a five-mile route in memory of loved ones they have lost.
As 2017 marks the Hospice's 35th anniversary, participants were asked to dress up either in yellow, Compton’s main colour, or in 80's gear in recognition of the fact that the hospice first opened its doors in 1982.
Some of those participating included Stuart Tew and family who were walking in memory of wife, sister and aunty Leanne who was cared for by the hospice. The family have raised more than £2,000 for the hospice to date!
“We are always so grateful to those that join us for the walk and it’s great to see familiar faces who have been joining us for years as well as those who are new to the event. It is such an easy and fun way for all of the family to celebrate the lives of their loved ones as well as help to raise funds so that we can continue to support more families in the future.” Thank you to everyone who took part, we are so grateful for your support. The hospice hopes to raise £12,000 from the event, which will enable it to fund the equivalent of 109 visits from a Hospice at Home Nurse to a patient in their own home providing care, advice and support during the daytime.