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North London Hospice's Twilight Walk to be a 'night to remember'
Hundreds of women will walk through the streets of Finchley in the darkness to help raise cash for the North London Hospice at the weekend.
People will lace their shoes for the Twilight Walk, which starts at Finchley Rugby Club, in Summers Lane, on Saturday September 21.
This is the first year the hospice has organised the walk and it has been overwhelmed with support from people wanting to take part.
Fundraising manager Georgina McLaughlin said: “It’s been heartwarming to see how people have clubbed together to offer support.
“I’m amazed with how much money we’ve raised so far, I don’t think we expected that as it’s the first time we’ve done the walk. People have gone all out.
“Especially at this time of year when it’s so cold, it’s inspiring to see how many people get involved.”
During the walk, walkers will stop at a half-way point to light a candle in celebration of someone special.
The hospice, which cares for people with a life-limiting illnesses, needs to raise £6.5 million a year with 77 per cent of this needing to be raised through voluntary contributions.
Walkers will head towards East Finchley, up East End Road and along Regents Park Road before passing North London Hospice, in Woodside Avenue.
The youngest person to take part is a 12-year-old girl, with the oldest a 70-year-old grandmother.
Ms McLaughlin added: “This is an opportunity for friends and families to get together, have fun, while making a huge difference to their local hospice.
“It is a manageable distance and is something that so many people can enjoy. It will be a night to remember."
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