Over 250 people walked 10k through Lincoln for the 11th St Barnabas Hospice Moonlight Walk.
The walk on Saturday, June 8 took people through Lincoln’s historical Bailgate, past the Castle Walls, down to Sincil Bank and back to raise funds for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.
St Barnabas has a fundraising target of over £5.5 million each year to help provide 10,500 patients and families with compassionate, end-of-life car including Hospice at Home, well-being car and bereavement groups.
Around £13,000 was pledged by supporters over the weekend of the walk which was 70s Flower Power themed.
Events Fundraiser and Event Lead Louise Cotton said: “We are delighted to announce that around £13,000 has been pledged by our incredible supporters this weekend.
“The Moonlight Walk is a unique event, which is why after eleven years we are still seeing such success. The walk gives our fundraisers a chance to meet likeminded people, talk about their loved ones and take precious time to remember them.
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our supporters who showed great energy and gusto walking through Lincoln dressed in pink and 70’s themed attire to support our cause. We saw all ages, walks of life and even a few four-legged friends on route.
“I must thank our event sponsor and location for the evening BG Conference & Events. Their team worked with us leading up to the event and were behind us all the way, until 2am! We could not recommend the venue highly enough.”
A pink themed ‘Memories under the Moonlight’ video booth also gave walks an opportunity to talk about who they were dedicating their walk to.
St Barnabas Hospice Education Facilitator Rose Gray said: “Dad would have been very proud of me taking part in the Moonlight Walk. I took part to raise awareness to others about the services that St Barnabas has to offer to both patients and their families.
“When Dad was ill, we were unaware of St Barnabas’s services. If we had known what St Barnabas could have done to ease the journey along, this would have given us all the opportunity to make more informed choices.”