Stepping out to raise vital money for HospiceCare
The second staging of the Wooler Common Ramble raised nearly Â£2,000 for HospiceCare North Northumberland.
Forty walkers took part in the eight mile walk last month.
Organiser Karen Balmbro said: “The final total from our amazing fund-raisers was £1,944 – a totally fantastic figure. I cannot thank everyone enough for all their efforts before and on the day.
“The weather was hot, but we were prepared, and the children taking part were amazing – so full of energy and were in the front of the group most of the way around.”
At the end of the walk, participants enjoyed a well-deserved buffet and received a HospiceCare goody bag, with medal included.
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The money raised at the event will help the hospice provide 80 hours of specialist care to people. HospiceCare North Northumberland has day-therapy centres in Alnwick and Berwick.
The charity provides care and support for around 360 families each year and its Hospice at Home service helps to provide short-term respite for patients and their families, together with expert end-of-life care at home.
The hospice relies on donations and charity events to bring in the majority of its income. For more information, visit www.hospicecare-nn.org.uk