Exmouth: Hospiscare Twilight Walk success
PUBLISHED: 12:55 11 July 2017 | UPDATED: 12:55 11 July 2017
Exmouth hosted hundreds of women pounding the pavements for Hospiscare’s annual Twilight Walk
Hundreds of women pounded the pavements of Exmouth on Saturday for Hospiscare’s Twilight Walk.
Around 800 women signed up for the annual event, which set off from The Maer after an evening of warm up and entertainment.
This year’s 80s theme prompted many walkers to celebrate the decade and dress in day-glo and ra-ra skirts.
Sharon Ewart , Hospiscare events fundraiser, said: “What a very special evening. It was an absolute joy to see so many women unite in great spirits and proudly raise money for their local hospice.
“The sponsorship raised from this event will allow us to continue to provide outstanding care to local people.”
On the night, walkers enjoyed entertainment and a ‘lively atmosphere’ at the event village on The Maer, where a dance squad surprised everyone with a well-rehearsed flash mob performance.
The charity said The Maer was transformed with lights and decorations creating a festival feel, plus entertainment for walkers en-route.
The women returned after the walk to a party vibe, a ‘well-earned’ bacon sandwich and hot drink.
Hospiscare said funds raised from the event will help provide free, high quality care and support to people with a progressive life-limiting illness, and their families, in Exeter, Mid and East Devon.
A spokesperson for the charity said: “Hospiscare want to extend a huge thank you to all that took part, and the community and businesses of Exmouth who supported the event, either by cheering on walkers, coming out of their houses with drinks and jelly beans, or sponsoring their friends to walk.
“Thanks also goes to the event’s exceptional volunteers, whose sterling efforts kept everything running smoothly and made the walk such a success.”
Hospiscare also thanked event sponsor Western Power Distribution, plus the Exmouth Journal, Tesco Salterton Road, Co-op Exeter Road, Radio Exe, Otter Windows and Kenniford Farm for supporting the event.
If you took part in the Twilight Walk on Saturday and need advice on how to pay in your sponsorship, contact the fundraising team on 01392 688020.