Hundreds of people walked the streets of Preston overnight on Saturday to raise money for charity.
St Catherine’s Hospice holds its annual Moonlight and Memories walk where people walk in memory of their loved ones.
Nearly 900 walkers set off from the hospice grounds in Lostock Hall at 10pm on Saturday to complete the eight or 16 mile route.
The walk is expected to raise £83,132 and this goes to fund the hospice’s specialised care.
Norman Cutler, senior fundraiser at St Catherine’s Hospice and Moonlight and Memories
Walk organiser, said: “What an amazing night and what fantastic way to begin our month of 30th anniversary celebrations this June!
“To start and finish at the hospice for the first time made it extra special and really reminded everyone of why they were there. It was very emotional reading the tributes on people’s t-shirts and on our Memory Wall, where people posted dedications to the loved ones they were remembering on the night.
“There were all sorts of outfits and accessories on show – some with an eighties theme in a nod to our 30th anniversary – and the atmosphere was electric. We even had a bride to be celebrating her hen do!
“We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who went the distance for St Catherine’s that night – we can only deliver the care we do thanks to the amazing support we receive at events like this. We are also extremely grateful to the volunteers who gave their time to ensure everything ran smoothly– including the Leyland Freemasons who stewarded part of the route. We simply wouldn’t be able to organise and host events like this without their help.”
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