Be ‘Early Birds’ for St Barnabas Grantham Hospice

Join the Early Bird Walk in aid of St Barnabas Grantham Hospice.

Join the Early Bird Walk in aid of St Barnabas Grantham Hospice.

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A call has sounded for more participants for one of the main fund-raising events put on by Grantham’s hospice.

As reported in the Journal earlier this year, St Barnabas Hospice has done away with its once-popular Moonlight Walk due to falling numbers and has replaced it with ‘Early Birds’.

The ladies-only, early morning morning walk is set to take place in the grounds of Stoke Rochford Hall on Sunday, September 18.

However, entrant numbers are lower than was hoped for and organisers are urging more women to sign up and help raise money for the Barrowby Road hospice.

St Barnabas community events fund-raiser Janie McCormick said: “It’s time for ladies across the county to grab their trainers and help us to welcome in a new dawn as we walk through the beautiful Lincolnshire countryside.

“Every single woman that takes part will be helping to ensure we can provide dedicated, compassionate hospice care every day of the year.

“Our ‘Early Birds’ is set to be a morning full of fun and laughter! Whatever your reason for walking; to support the hospice, to get fit or to remember a loved one, you could make a real difference to our patients and their families.”

The walk will start at 7am and participants can choose to walk either four or seven miles before receiving a breakfast bap on their return.

Adult registration is £10, with child (aged 11-16 years old) registration at £5.

For further information visit www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/earlybirds or contact Janie on janie.mccormick@stbarnabashospice.co.uk or 01476 591010.