Star Trekkers sponsorship support

22 June 2011

The Hospice would like to thank everyone who helped in the planning, organisation and running of this and other events.

The organisation and running of Hospice events inevitably costs money and support from sponsorship is very important.

One such recent event was STAR TREKKERS and a number of companies,

organisations and individuals very kindly provided support.This was either in the form of financial support or manpower.

Main sponsor

Kompanyon alarms is part of the Eldercare Group providing support to help people maintain independence.

Assistive Technology or Telecare is a system, usually run through a community alarm unit, designed to enable the user to live independently in their own home.

The equipment includes devices such as detectors or monitors which will trigger a warning at our Emergency Response Centre when activated, which will then be responded to appropriately.
Assistive Technology or Telecare is designed to:
Give the user greater independence in their own home, providing the reassurance that if any problems do occur, the necessary alarm will be raised.

  • Thus providing peace of mind for both the user, their friends, family and carers.
  • Equipment provided to those with memory impairments reduces the risks associated with wandering and medication dosage.

Supporting sponsors

Kays Dairy generously supplied water and cold soft drinks. Malcolm Kay also once again acted as a Senior Marshall, helping to co-ordinate and supervise the essential marshalling duties on the evening. is a long established family dairy company serving over seven and a half thousand residential customers and over sixty business customers throughout the Wigan and surrounding areas.

Coffee 2 Go  - Proprietor Mike Pugh provides a mobile hot drinks service .The service provided has been efficient and good quality.

St. John Ambulance  provide a valuable and essential First Aid Service.They are the leading provider of First Aid services and training


wish fm presenters Kev Seed and Claire Hannah provided a fantastic warm-up. They were ably assisted by the exciting rhythms of ZUMBA by Philip

Hindley Motor Cycle Club

For the third year running, members of Hindley Motor Cycle Club have provided valuable help in marshalling the route and monitoring the walk. Their re-assuring presence is important to help us in ensuring a safe and seemless trouble-free route. It is also much appreciated by the walkers.

MISS WIGAN - 2O year old Abbie Green recently won the title of Miss Wigan and will represent the Borough in the Miss England contest. Abbie is a talented lady, not only with hairdressing qualifications but she is also an assistant instructor at Kick-Boxing!! Her ambitions are to represent England in the Miss World competition, to pursue a career in modelling and to support charity. She can also do a 'mean' ZUMBA(see picture above with Kev Seed and Claire Hannah of wish fm).

The Hospice would also like to thank Morissons, Wigan MBC (Linacre Centre) and everyone who helped in the planning, organisation and running of this and other events.

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