In April Springhill Hospice staged their annual Hospice to Hospice sponsored walk, seeing 300 walkers from Springhill Hospice walking the 7.25 mile circular route which includes a stop off for a cuppa at Oldham’s Dr Kershaw’s Hospice. Likewise, 320 walkers set off from Dr Kershaw’s, calling in for a bit of rest and relaxation Springhill. The fundraising team are delighted to announce that this event has raised a record breaking £11,400!
“Everyone here at the Hospice is absolutely thrilled” said Community Fundraising Lillie Winterbottom, adding “The numbers of people taking part in this event have trebled over the last two years and now too the fundraising. Last year the event raised just of £8,200., this year our supporters have surpassed themselves both in numbers and financially”
“The walk not only raises money for the two Hospices but is a great opportunity to raise awareness in both communities, Rochdale and Oldham working together for the same purpose, palliative care in their respective communities”.
Organisers from both hospices are hoping for another sunny day for the next Hospice to Hospice walk which is taking place on Sunday 24th of April 2016. Watch this space!