THIRD YEAR RUNNING FOR JOSPICE MIDNIGHT WALK
Merseyside are being urged to join forces and take part in this
year’s Jospice Midnight Walk sponsored by Medicash which takes place
on Friday 6th June. The 10K event will start and finish at ASDA
In aid of St Joseph’s Hospice, the annual walk was first held in
2006 and has since raised over £110,000 for the charity. Based in
Thornton, the hospice was established in 1974 and has cared for over
5000 people and their families.
Last year’s walk attracted 950 people. Jospice’s director of
fundraising Pat Murphy said:- “This year we are aiming to beat
last year’s total and raise over £60,000 with the help of over 1,000
walkers. A bit of good weather would also be welcome! There is
always a lively atmosphere at the event and we hope to see many of
last year’s supporters as well as lots of new faces along the way.”
The Liverpool based healthcare cash plan provider Medicash has
sponsored the event since it was launched three years ago.
Medicash’s interim chief executive Sue Weir said:- “Medicash
has a long history of charitable giving and has been caring for
people on Merseyside for 137 years. We are delighted to be
sponsoring Jospice’s Midnight Walk again. The care St Joseph’s
Hospice provides for patients and the support to families is
invaluable and the walk will ensure essential funds are raised to
continue with this specialist care. It is a fun occasion and a
healthy way to raise money for such a good cause.”
Other sponsors include Merseytravel, Liverpool Airport’s Skypark and
Total Fitness. Staff from Total Fitness will be on hand on the night
to motivate and warm up walkers before they set off.
Well known supporters of Jospice include Cherie Booth QC, who is
vice president of the charity, Liverpool actress Pauline Daniels and
actor and broadcaster Dean Sullivan.
To take part in the Jospice Ladies’ Midnight Walk, download a
registration form from
www.jospice.org.uk or call 0151
932 6025 for more information. Registration is £7, you will be sent
a t-shirt and sponsorship form before the event. On the night all
participants will receive a goody bag including bottled water,
fruit, chocolate and a glo band.
Pic shows: (L-R) Vicki Williams & Toni Jones (Medicash), Pat Murphy
(director of fundraising, Jospice) and Sue Weir (chief executive,
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ON 7 May 2008
speaking after the announcement that cannabis is to be reclassified
as a Class B drug, Liberal Democrat MEP Chris Davies said:- "The
Advisory Council are to be congratulated for resisting political
pressure and basing their recommendation on theobjective evidence.
Gordon Brown has ignored the advice of these experts and instead
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