SUE RYDER, the national charity which supports people with end-of-life and long-term conditions, is organising a fund-raising ‘Starlight Hike’ at Glamis Castle on September 1.
And readers of the Montrose Review are invited to take part. The 10-kilometre Angus event is one of 11 the charity is promoting this year. It is hoped that £1 million will be raised.
It costs £18 to take part, and you will receive a Starlight Hike T-shirt and event pack, specialist fund-raising support, refreshments and a goody bag.
A spokesman said: “The event will kick off after dark when you are invited to come down and register. There will be music and entertainment followed by a fun warm-up from a fitness guru to get you geared up for setting out under the stars at midnight!”
Millions of people in the UK need support because of life-changing illness every year. But Sue Ryder’s research shows it is not until people are directly affected by such an illness, either through family or friends, that they see the need for fund-raising in a new light and decide to do something themselves.
Jason Suckley, director of fund-raising and marketing at Sue Ryder, said: “The money we hope to raise through our Starlight Hike events will have a significant impact on our ability to fund the growing demand for compassionate and expert care for people living with complex conditions such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, stroke, Parkinson’s, Huntingdon’s, motor neurone disease and brain injury.
To sign up to a Starlight Hike event, see www.starlighthike.org
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