On Saturday 16th July 2011, The Moonlight Memory Walk took place in Nottingham to help raise much needed funds for the Nottinghamshire Hospice. Over 250 ‘Hospice Heroes’ took to the streets to take part in the 10k walk, with £10,700 of sponsorship money being pledged so far.
The atmosphere was incredible, particularly during the balloon release in memory of loved ones and when we saw everyone en route – it was a very poignant moment for all involved.
John Partridge attended the event and was so overwhelmed by the enthusiasm of the crowd and the atmosphere on the evening, he decided to lead from the front and complete the walk. The following day he said:
“Thank you for making me feel so very welcome and I wish you and the team continued success with the tireless vital work you all do – I am certainly feeling my legs today!!!
Gem Vending were delighted to be able to support the event by providing bottled water for the walkers during this event.
About the Hospice
Nottinghamshire Hospice is a local charity, which cares for people in Nottinghamshire who are living with a life limiting illness. The main aim of Nottinghamshire Hospice is to ensure the best possible palliative care for their patients and to give respite and support to their carers.
All services are free and offered regardless of age, gender, ethnic origin or religion. It costs approximately £2.5 million each year to run the Hospice, with just 30% of the costs being covered by the NHS. The balance, almost £1.8 million, they have to raise themselves.
Each year they care for over 600 people with a life limiting illness and their families through their Daycare facility and Hospice-at-Home service.