Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is calling for male volunteers to help out at its forthcoming Midnight Memory Walk being held in Bristol on Friday 16th September.
The volunteers will play a crucial role in the smooth running of the ladies-only event, giving local men a chance to play their part in supporting the charity. CHSW is particularly keen to recruit volunteers to marshall the event, ensuring walkers keep to the track and stay motivated. Volunteers will have the opportunity to witness the atmospheric candle-lit ceremony at the start of the walk.
Last year 1,000 women took part in the walk, celebrating memories of a loved one and helping to raise over £115,000. The Midnight walk, which is now in its third year, will follow a seven mile circular route taking in many of Bristol’s landmarks such as the Clifton Suspension Bridge, SS Great Britain and Millennium Square.
Mark Edgington from Bridgwater, who volunteered at last year’s event and will be marshalling again this year said: “I found marshalling at last year’s event so uplifting I’ve signed up again. By giving up just a few hours of my time I was able to support an amazing local cause. Being able to support the walkers and enable them to remember a loved one was really inspiring and I would recommend it to anyone.”
The charity hopes to make the walk’s third year bigger and better than ever so are looking for as many volunteers, male or female, as possible. No experience is required as all volunteers will be provided with a full briefing before the event.
The money raised will go to support the vital work at CHSW.
Each hospice is a friendly ‘home from home’ where the whole family can make the most of the precious time they have together: as a result all the rooms are filled with joy and the sounds of laughter.
When the time comes, the hospices provide a comforting and familiar place to say goodbye. With the support of specially trained staff, families are cared for every step of the way; throughout the life of the child, through bereavement and beyond as long as it’s needed.
Your support means Children’s Hospice South West can help children with life limiting illnesses and their families, to find out more visit: http://www.chsw.org.uk
For further information and to volunteer please contact Helen Shadbolt at Charlton Farm on 01275 866600.