Walk In The Park Raises Over £5,000!
- Created on Monday, 12 May 2014 10:50
St John’s Hospice 30th Birthday was one to remember! Our first ever Walk in the Park was a great success as friends of the Hospice, patients and staff all turned out to take part. Over £5,000 was raised on the day.
The weather stayed on our side and the sun came out just in time for the walk to begin. Steve Barnes, Hospice Director, cut the ribbon which saw over 100 walkers begin the 6km trek around Regents Park. A brisk pace was set by one eager boy which saw participants take in the beautiful surroundings of one of London’s Royal Parks and see the Giraffes and Lama’s resident at the Zoo. Children had an eye spy game to play on the walk and were eagerly ticking off when they saw a duck, a boats and a dog.
Walkers were greeted to cheers from staff and volunteers as they re-entered the Hospice to the sounds of ‘What have you done today to make you feel proud’ by M People. Hungry walkers were rewarded with burgers and sausages from the BBQ and warming drinks of Tea and Coffee. Children were thrilled with the Bouncy Castle and Mega Slide while adults and children alike had their faces beautifully painted.
One walker said “what a brilliant way to start off your Sunday, a brisk walk in the sunshine all for a wonderful cause”.
We had a huge, white and pink iced birthday cake which was cut and shared by everyone whilst they listened to short history of the Hospice. Five large banners told a 30 year history through words and pictures including visits from The Queen Mother and Princess Diana.
We would like to thank everyone who came along and supported the Walk including all participants, the 30 wonderful volunteers who gave up their Sunday to help keep everyone safe and our sponsor Marsh and Parsons.