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Calling All Ladies – Celebrate 25 years of CHSW in the Moonlight

MMW-share-Image-02Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is inviting the ladies of the Roseland to join together and celebrate the memories of their loved ones along with the charity’s 25th anniversary at this year’s Moonlight Memory Walk.

This will be the 8th Moonlight Memory Walk that the charity has organised in Falmouth and this year there will be some silver surprises as a way of celebrating the 25th Anniversary since the founding of the charity by Eddie Farwell and his late wife Jill.

Over 400 women took to the streets last year and pledged to raise over £30,000 in sponsorship which goes straight towards the care and support that CHSW offers children with life limiting conditions and their families at Little Harbour; their children’s hospice in St Austell.

The Moonlight Memory Walk is a ladies-only, 5 mile circular sponsored walk around Falmouth and will be happening on Saturday 1st October. The walk starts at 10pm from The Moor and the route takes ladies through the town out to the seafront and Pendennis Point and finishes back on the Moor.

(c) Mark Parsons & Falmouth Packet

(c) Mark Parsons & Falmouth Packet

The Moonlight Memory Walk is such a special event for so many people; walkers decorate candle bags in memory of loved ones which are then placed around the fountain, some take part in groups of friends, family or colleagues and there is an incredible sense of friendship, support and camaraderie on the evening. This year the event is being kindly sponsored by Falmouth based Fugro GeoServices.

Speaking to Roseland Online, one of last year’s walkers said “It is a fantastic feeling being part of a group of women all doing something very special together.”

Kiley Tellam, Events Fundraiser for CHSW added “The Moonlight Memory Walk is always a special event in so many ways but this year it will be particularly poignant with it being the 25th Anniversary of Children’s Hospice South West. We hope that we will have hundreds of women come together for the event where we will all be remembering our loved ones with every step as well as making friends and having a laugh along the way.”

There is an early bird entry price available until 1st September of just £10 per person, after this date the price will increase to £12 so register now at www.chsw.org.uk/moonlight to guarantee your early bird place. Any ladies over the age of 14 can take part and if any men would like to  be involved in the event there are plenty of volunteering and marshalling opportunities please just get in touch with Kiley Tellam on 01726 871800 or email Kiley.tellam@chsw.org.uk

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