More than 1,000 people made their way through the gardens of a Lostock Hall hospice and the surrounding roads during the weekend.Advertisement
St Catherine’s Hospice’s Moonlight Walk returned and has helped raise £80,000 for specialist care.
Former Coronation Street star and Prestonian Tisha Merry led the walkers on Saturday (1 July).
She said to the crowds ahead of the walk: “I know we’re all going to have an amazing time, but it’s also about remembering those who are special to us.
“My grandad was at St Catherine’s and he had the most loving and most supportive people around him. We got to see him every day and say our goodbyes, and it was just the most perfect way to let go.
“So let’s all remember someone special, ignore the horrible weather, have lots of fun, and be happy!”
Tisha was joined by three fellow Corrie stars Lucy Fallon, (who plays Bethany Platt), Faye Brookes (Kate Connor), and Bhavna Limbachia (Rana Nazir).
Director of community and income generation at the hospice Lorraine Charlesworth said: “Saturday was such an incredible night for St Catherine’s and our local community. More than 1,000 supporters took part in this year’s Moonlight and Memories Walk, which is the most we’ve had in a number of years.
“The weather wasn’t too kind to begin with, but that didn’t dampen anyone’s spirits. Our walkers came out in full force to take part in the dance warm-up, stock up on accessories, take selfies around St Catherine’s Park, and make dedications on our poignant Memory Wall before setting off on the 10-mile or four-mile trek.
“The Corrie girls made a real impression and were great ambassadors for the hospice – as all of our wonderful walkers were.
“We had an astounding £80,000 pledged to us in sponsorship on the night, which will be used to fund our specialist care for local people. We’re so grateful to everyone who came together for this very special event and made it a real night to remember.”
See if you can spot yourself in the pictures below from the walk.