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Moonlight stroll raises vital funds

Keen walkers gather at the Meridian Leisure Centre for the Onesie Walk. EMN-140906-144145001

Keen walkers gather at the Meridian Leisure Centre for the Onesie Walk. EMN-140906-144145001

More than 850 people across Lincolnshire took part in ‘One Night in a Onesie’ last week, raising almost £70,000 for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

The hospice hosted their annual Moonlight Sleepwalk with the special onesie theme, with walks taking place in Louth, Boston, Grantham and Lincoln. Altogether, 873 participants turn out to help raise £68,780.

Becky Otter, Event Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said: “I am completely overwhelmed by the sheer number of people who turned out to support us across the county.

“Their determination and enthusiasm for our organisation resulted in a successful evening that will see over £68,000 donated to ensure the continuation of our specialist care.

“My sincerest gratitude goes to each and every one of the 873 participants who turned out to support us.

“I must also thank our corporate supporters, in particular our headline sponsors Branston Ltd and Western Power Distribution, without whom this event would not be possible.”

Becky added: “It was wonderful to see so many like minded people coming together to unite for one common cause. The sense of community spirit was inspiring, as men and women both young and old walked shoulder to shoulder for hospice care.”

Money raised through ‘One Night in a Onesie’ allows St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice to continue to care for people who are terminally ill and dying.

Last year the charity cared for more than 6,000 people across the county, creating bespoke care packages that allow patients and their families to make the most of every last moment they share together.

 

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