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Good Friday walk around Guild Wheel raises over £2k for charity

Posted on - 16th April, 2018 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Lostock Hall, Preston News
Local community completes Guild Wheel walk for St Catherine’s Hospice

Charitable members of the community took it upon themselves to raise money for their local hospice over the Easter period.

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Over 60 people took part in the 21-mile walk around Preston’s Guild Wheel on Good Friday (30 March).

The walk was organised by Christopher Pilkington to help raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice.

Read more: Tackle the famous Morecambe Bay Walk for St Catherine’s

St Catherine’s works to deliver vital services for people in the community affected by serious illness, enabling them to enjoy quality of life and have dignity in death.

People of all ages, from 7-years-old to 60-years-old, took part in the walk.

Over 100 supporters met the walkers at the end of their route at the Royal British Legion to help them celebrate.

Local community completes Guild Wheel walk for St Catherine’s Hospice

Walkers managed to raise an impressive £2k for the Lostock Hall hospice.

Chris Pilkington said:

“I’d like to thank St Catherine’s for supporting me doing this event this year and I have enjoyed every minute of the organising and going into the hospice to meet Emma and Hollie on a regular basis.

“The walk was mentally challenging and I’ve never seen so many people aching after 13 miles and still pushing through to the end.

“This was believably or not most probably the funniest bit where everyone was the feeling the same and walking the same.

Local community completes Guild Wheel walk for St Catherine’s Hospice

“A big thank you to everyone who helped me with the organising of this event, including t-shirts, maps, raffle prices, sponsorship, entertainment afterwards and most of all everyone who was involved on the day and leading up to the event.

“A separate thanks to my mates who have been there with me all the way through it, and have helped me from start to finish.”

You can see the walkers in action on their Guild Wheel walk by visiting the Facebook page.

Have you took part in any charity events recently? Have you completed the Guild Wheel? Let us know in the comments below

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