Attention girls and women everywhere! Admission to the 2017 Twilight Walk is now officially open. This year’s theme is “Back To The 80s” and Western Power Distribution are the main event sponsor.
So what are you waiting for? It’s time to Get Physical, Into The Groove and join all the Girls Who Just Wanna Have Fun and sign up too raise Loadsamoney for Hospiscare!
The Twilight Walk is a 5 mile or NEW 10-mile themed sponsored walk along Exmouth Seafront with entertainment provided along the route. The walk starts from The Maer, Exmouth on Saturday 8th July. You don’t have to even be able to remember the Eighties to take part but rest assured: this is a terrifically fun and rewarding event in aid of a very good cause.
Walkers walk for a variety of different reasons. Back in 2010 a group of ladies called “Mary’s Promise” walked. Mary’s daughter, Helen Pike and Mary’s close friend Jenny Hill formed the group to help raise money for Hospiscare who cared for Mary at her home. In 2010 Mary waved the group off at the start. The next year when the group walked again Mary was too poorly to see them off so her husband cheered the team on instead. Every year since then, the Mary’s Promise team have done the walk in Mary’s memory.
There are usually around eight ladies in the team of all ages – granddaughters, daughters, mothers, sisters: truly a multi-generational effort.
One of the regular team members, Christine McMullen said: “It’s such an amazing event. I didn’t know what to expect the first year but it was just brilliant. It’s such a lovely tradition to remember Mary by. We have been doing it for seven years now and so far, have raised over a couple of thousand pounds. None of us know when we or one of our family might need help from Hospiscare. It’s so important to support this local charity.”