Fundraising is a walk in the park

Birmingham’s John Taylor Hospice is inviting people to join its summer Sunset Walk 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.

Friends enjoying the Sunset Walk in Sutton Park.

“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 to the Sunset Walk visit www.johntaylorhospice.org.uk/sunsetwalk or call the Fundraising Team directly on 0121 728 6739. Don’t forget to order your event t-shirts and floral crowns!

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