Declan Deegan, Milford Care Centre; Lloyd Whyte, Regeneron; Susan Bryson, Milford Hospice; Mark Everitt, Regeneron; John Le Gear, MilfordHospice Friends and Pat Quinlan, CEO Milford
MORE than 1,000 people have registered to take part in the first Milford Hospice Memorial Walk which takes place this weekend.
The 5k walk, begins at noon on Sunday, May 29 at the plaza outside the UL Arena.
Partcipants will then make their way through the UL campus before arriving at a special Memorial Tree on the grounds of Milford Hospice.
Personal hand-written tributes by friends and family, in memory of loved ones who have used the services of Milford Hospice will be placed on the tree in a coloured ribbons
All of the monies raised through the fundraising event will go towards the construction of a state-of-the-art purpose-built 34-bed singled roomed hospice unit serving Clare, Limerick and North Tipperary
Operation Transformation leader Clare Scanlan, who launched the fundraising event earlier this month, will be one of those taking part on Sunday afternoon.
“After Operation Transformation and from an exercise point of view any walk appeals to me at the moment,” she said.
“I especially think this is a wonderful idea by Milford Hospice and I know it will be really well supported by people all over the region,” added Clare.
Work on the new multi-million euro Hospice is due to start later this year.
Participation in the memorial walk is free of charge but those taking part must register in advance at www.eventmaster.ie.
For more information and for sponsorship cards contact the fundraising department at Milford Hospice at (061) 485589 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The organisers of the memorial walk say they are extremely thankful to Regeneron for sponsoring the event. Members of staff will also volunteer their time on Sunday for this event