Friday 20 September saw Gravesend turn orange as a sea of supporters walked in support of their local hospice ellenor. The events 10th anniversary saw around 1,300 participants come out in force, dressing up and raising funds as they took on the challenge of either an 8km or 12km walk. United in their support for ellenor and celebration of life, the night was full of love, laughter, flashing bunny ears and chips!
Some people walked in memory of loved ones and t-shirts were decorated with names of those being remembered. “I’m walking in memory of my mum, cousin and grandmother. I would encourage others to take part in Twilight Walk because they can raise funds in a fun and active way. It’s satisfying doing something and raising money for a worthy cause.” – 2019 Twilight Walker
Others just wanted to join in a great event and have some family fun. “The best thing about taking part in Twilight Walk is that it’s a chance for me to walk with my 14 years old daughter. Great daddy daughter time. It’s just great fun and it’s lovely to think we’re doing something good. It feels like we need to give a little back. We’re so lucky to have a healthy family.” – 2019 Twilight Walker
As well as entertainment at the start; participants enjoyed chips and ice cream as they walked their route in their orange ellenor t-shirt, and received a warm welcome and finisher’s medal at the end.
This year we hope to raise over £75,000 enough money to fund two nurses or provide over three years of medical supplies. As a charity, we rely on donations from our local community to provide care so every pound raised makes a huge difference.
Vikki Harding CEO said “a huge thank you to everyone who took part or sponsored someone walking. Thank you to Esquire Developments for sponsoring the Twilight Walk. Without these events we cannot provide the support and care to our babies, children and adults, and their families. I am truly proud to be part of such an amazing charity who are supported by a wonderful and generous community.”
If you would like to support ellenor by taking part in an event then visit our website for a full list of events: www.ellenor.org/events or call 01322 626509