Ipswich: Call to return sponsorship money three months after charity walk

IT is three months since hundreds of women took to the streets for a massive fundraising extravaganza.

Now staff at St Elizabeth Hospice are encouraging all those who took part in the Midnight Walk to return their sponsorship money as soon as possible.

Almost half of the 1,500 women who took part in the fun-filled promenade have handed over the money they raised from the event.

But now organisers are asking others to send it in by the end of August so the cash can begin to have an impact in supporting hospice services.

Event fundraiser Emily Sullivan told the Ipswich Star that the �150,000 raised would have a massive impact.

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She said: “We are very grateful to everyone who raised sponsorship and to those who have sent their money in. We would like as many people as possible to send in the money they raised as soon as possible, as every penny of the �150,000 estimated total will help us to provide our services free of charge to the local community.

“The hospice costs �8.7million a year to run, with nearly three quarters of that figure coming from the local community and through fundraising events such as the Midnight Walk.”

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The event has always attracted an army of women, keen on raising money for the treasured cause while having fun along the way. Groups of women donning feather-boas, fairy wings and glitter could be seen across the town when the event took place in May.

If you set up a Just Giving page, you don’t need to worry, as all sponsorship money is donated directly to the hospice. To send off your donations you can either take cash in to the hospice or send a cheque made out to St Elizabeth Hospice. Cheques should be sent to Midnight Walk, 565 Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP3 8LX. If you have any questions about sending in your sponsorship forms you can contact the hospice on 01473 707043.

Alternatively, you can send an e-mail to midnightwalk@stelizabethhospice.org.uk and get advice on sending in your donations.

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