Fundraising is a walk in the park for hospice supporters

Birmingham’s John Taylor Hospice is inviting people to join its new event for summer 2019 and help raise vital funds for care and support services.

The Sunset Walk will be taking place on Saturday 20 July at Sutton Park. The event will open with entertainment to get walkers in the party spirit before they put their best foot forward along the 10k route around the Sutton Coldfield beauty spot.

Walkers will be presented with a medal at the finishing line and be invited to toast their achievements at a sparkling fizz after-party at Sutton Town Hall.

“We are very excited to introduce this new way to fundraise for John Taylor Hospice,” said hospice Community and Events Fundraising Manager Emily Boate.

“The Sunset Walk promises to be an evening to remember packed full of fun and celebrations with a real party atmosphere! It’s a perfect opportunity to get together with friends and family to enjoy the summer sun, while at the same time raising money for a fantastic charity that supports hundreds of local people every day.”

Today more than 600 people and their families will receive the specialist care they need from John Taylor Hospice teams. This includes 24-hour In-Patient Unit care, support at home, counselling and well-being, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy and complementary therapies.

To sign up visit www.johntaylorhospice.org.uk/sunsetwalk or call the Fundraising Team directly on 0121 728 6739. People who book their tickets before Wednesday 1 May will guarantee their spot for an early-bird price of £10.

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What our patients think

“I’d have really struggled without them”

“They’ve been ever so good to me and that’s why I wanted to fundraise and do something to help just like they’ve helped me.”

Philomena Sharpe

“The impact they had will never be forgotten”

“The community nurses were so helpful and they’re lovely people. They put my mind at rest and it’s such a comfort to know you’re not on your own.”

Jackie Day

“An angel sent into my life”

“I can’t thank Angie (patient and family support worker) enough for everything she’s done for us. She’s so reliable and professional – a wonderful person. She took away all these worries and was there for me in my time of need.”

Patricia Smith-Evans

“I’ve really enjoyed it”

“The FAB Programme has helped me to get fitter and my walking is better. Everyone is really nice at the hospice, they’re friendly and they’re good company. I’d recommend it to anyone who is in a similar situation to me.”

Don Bell

Join our Sunset Walk