Sparkle For Someone Special At Chester’s Sparkle Walk For 2019
Hundreds of people are getting set to dazzle the streets of the city centre with an array of sparkle, neon and glitter and at this year’s Chester Sparkle Sponsored Walk in aid of The Hospice of the Good Shepherd.
Last year over £60,000 was raised for the Hospice and now the 5k sponsored night walk looks to be bigger, better and brighter than ever before when it returns on Friday 14th June.
We spoke to Pat Tuohy-Jones, whose mother Marjorie Tuohy received care from the Hospice, on why she and her family are taking part in this year’s Sparkle Walk.
Pat said, “My mum came to the Hospice in December and the care she received was amazing and couldn’t have been better.”
“The Hospice was an escape for us and we received wonderful advice from the nurses and doctors on what we should do and how to look after ourselves.”
“At first my eldest son was upset, he thought it would be like an old people’s home but once we arrived it was absolutely fantastic and we actually enjoyed coming.”
Pat and her family were at the Hospice over the Christmas holidays and were delighted with the care and attention that the whole family received.
The Salvation Army band visited the ward on Christmas morning and played to patients and their families and the Hospice team ensured everyone was well catered for with seasonal snacks.
“Although it was a sad time for us when my mum died and the whole process was made so much more bearable by the Hospice.”
“We will be getting involved in upcoming Sparkle Walk on Friday 14th June to give something back for the wonderful care she received from the Hospice.”
Walk for someone special and sign up to the Sparkle Walk by calling 01244 851 811 or going to https://www.tickettailor.com/events/hospiceofthegoodshepherd/226735
Now in its thirtieth year, the Hospice of the Good Shepherd has an annual running cost of £4 million where less than a third comes from government funding. The remainder is generated through fundraising, donations, events and corporate partnerships.