Barnsley Hospice Midnight Walk
I am writing on behalf of patients and staff at Barnsley Hospice to say a really big thank you for so kindly loaning us a gazebo for our recent Midnight Walk.
This was the first time we had staged this event and it was incredibly successful. With over 450 pajama clad ladies taking part, the atmosphere was electric! When hundreds of balloons were released on the stroke of midnight it was an emotional moment - there was a distinct mixture of smiles and tears and very definite feeling of camaraderie as everyone set off. Most of the ladies who set out on their journey finished the course and for some, the sense of achievement as they crossed the finish line was overwhelming.
Although not all the sponsor money has been received, I am delighted to let you know that initial calculations show that in excess of £20,000 will have been generated for the Hospice, a truly amazing amount I'm sure you'll agree.
Bransley Hospice provides Specialist Palliative Care to local community completely free of charge. It is now thirteen years since we first opened our doors as a Day Hospice to care for patients with life threatening illness, and during this time our work has touched the lives of thousands of people. We are immensely grateful to our patrons past and present and acknowledge the unstinting generosity of people of the people in Barnsley.
Thank you once again for your support, we really do appreciate it.