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Press Release   •   Aug 27, 2015 15:08 BST

Isabel Hospice is seeking superheroes to join us on our fourth annual Starlight Walk. Our fancy-dress themed 10K is always a popular event and this year we’re urging walkers to grab a cape and use their powers of good to conquer the route and raise funds for the hospice!

The walk takes place on Saturday September 19th leaving Chauncy School, Ware at 8.30pm. The route follows the river to Hertford before looping back to Ware. Though fancy dress is not obligatory there will be a prize for the best dressed superhero. We shall also be organising a Superman warm up dance and encouraging all participants to take part in an attempt to beat the hospice record for the largest conga.

Everyone will receive a free hero mask, medal and goody bag. Music and entertainment will be laid on and there will also be food and refreshments on sale.

We are hoping to raise thousands of pounds for our hospice which provides palliative care and support for patients with life-limiting illnesses. To encourage super human fundraising efforts we are offering a prize of an iPad mini to the individual who raises the most sponsorship.

In addition to raising much-needed funds the walk is a great opportunity to spend a fun, rewarding evening with friends and family. Many of our walkers return year after year and we’re hoping 2015 will be our biggest Starlight Walk yet.

Registration costs £15 per adult and £10 per child (minimum age 12). To find out more and sign up visit wwww.isabelhospice.org.uk or call our fundraising department on 01717 382500.

Isabel Hospice was founded in 1982 by a number of dedicated people inspired by Isabel Last, who herself had cancer, with the aim of providing palliative care and support to any adult with a life-limiting disease.

It was registered as a charity in 1983 and works throughout the eastern Hertfordshire area. Isabel Hospice is an independent body governed by a Board of Trustees and run day to day by a Management Team. We work closely with other healthcare providers in our area such as GP's and District Nurses.

The focus of the Hospice has always been to provide the highest possible quality of life for each patient in our care through a wide range of services delivered by staff and volunteers at a location convenient to the patient - their home, one of our Day Centres or our In-Patient Unit.

All care provided is free to our patients, their families and carers. The hospice is part-funded by the NHS locally, but the majority of income is from fundraising and trading activity. This year we need to raise about £2.9 million from charitable sources to continue to provide our free services