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Join a new summer walking event
Walkers are being invited to step out and take part in a new summer fundraising event in aid of John Taylor Hospice.
The Sunset Walk will be taking place on Saturday 20 July at Sutton Park. The event will open with entertainment to get walkers in the party spirit before they put their best foot forward along the 10k route around the Sutton Coldfield beauty spot.
Walkers will be presented with a medal at the finishing line and be invited to toast their achievements at a sparkling fizz after-party at Sutton Town Hall.
John Taylor Hospice Community and Events Fundraising Manager Emily Boate said: "We are very excited to introduce this new way to fundraise for John Taylor Hospice, The Sunset Walk promises to be an evening to remember packed full of fun and celebrations with a real party atmosphere! It's a perfect opportunity to get together with friends and family to enjoy the summer sun, while at the same time raising money for a fantastic charity that supports hundreds of local people every day."
Today more than 600 people and their families will receive the specialist care they need from John Taylor Hospice teams including 24-hour In-Patient Unit care, support at home, counselling and well-being, physiotherapy, occupational therapy, pharmacy and complementary therapies.
Entry costs £14 per person, although with teams of five, the fifth member goes free. To sign up visit www.johntaylorhospice.org.uk/sunsetwalk or call the Fundraising Team directly on 0121 728 6739.