Girls enjoy night out for Hospice

12 October 2015

The girls were out in full force in Leigh and Hindley on Friday night for the Hospice’s Girls Night Out sponsored walk.

Girls enjoy night out for Hospice

After a quick Zumba warm-up, over 160 women set off on the 9 mile walk from Asda in Leigh to the Hospice in Hindley before returning to Leigh for a burger and fries at McDonalds.

Janet Heaton and her daughter Emma Gavin, both from Aspull, have raised around £900 and took part in memory of Janet's mum who passed away in the Hospice last year. Janet said: "The Hospice is an amazing place - the nicest place I have ever been. Nothing was ever too much trouble. The nurses don't just look after the patients but the whole family. The Girls Night Out has been the best thing I have done. It gave me a great feeling to be able to help others going through what we did."

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Emma Rumsey (31), from Garswood, and her best friend, Nicola Lyon, did the walk for Emma's sister, Zoe Rogers, who passed away at the Hospice last month. They have raised almost £500 for the Hospice. She said: "Before Zoe was in the Hospice, I had no idea how good the Hospice was and how much money they needed to raise every day to keep it going. My sister Zoe used to text me every day to say how good it was there and how supported she felt. I now really want to help the Hospice as much as I can and plan to become a volunteer and help at their fundraising events too."

Joanne Snape, and her sister Victoria Barrington, from Atherton, walked in memory of their uncle Paul Barrington who died last week, just days before the walk. Joanne said: "Sadly our uncle didn't make it back to the Hospice before he died but he really wanted to go back there. The Hospice is such a lovely place. He really felt at home there and we could take the kids and the dog along to visit."

Joanne's mother-in-law, Elaine Snape, and her daughter Natalie, joined them on the walk in memory of Elaine's uncle Arthur Lucus, who passed away at the Hospice in February. They said: "The Hospice has really touched our lives this year, helping us through our bereavement, and we all wanted to do something positive to support it."

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Maxine Armstrong, Fundraising Manager, said: "We are very grateful to everyone who came along to support us and raise money for the Hospice. It was a fantastic night with a great atmosphere. Everyone came together to do something really positive and have a good time in memory of their loved ones. All the money raised will make a huge difference to the lives of other families across the borough receiving support from the Hospice."

To view all the photos from the Girls Night Out - visit our album on Flickr.

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