A team of work friends will tackle their latest charity challenge in aid of Weston Hospicecare when they take part in the Moonlight Beach Walk on 14 September.
The seven-strong group from Key Solutions Mortgages in West Wick – who dub themselves ‘the gang’ – will join hundreds of other women in taking on 5km and 10km routes along Weston beach in aid of the hospice.
The ladies-only trek is one of the hospice’s most popular annual events, and has been revamped this year to offer a longer route option, an earlier start time – and lots of extra fun along the way.
The Key Solutions team – Cristie Mulholland, Coral Hill, Ellis Clapp, Georgia Sketchley, Lucy Powell, Lauren West and Abi Crocker – say they are looking forward to being part of what they hope will be a special night.
Georgia said: “The gang (that’s what we call ourselves) are always looking for new ways to give back as we want to be a force for good.
“We haven’t taken part in this event before, so we’re all really looking forward to spending the evening together and supporting each other and all the other participants during the walk.”
Although they have not previously participated any Weston Hospicecare events, the team have organised their own after a colleague was touched by the work of the hospice.
Georgia continued: “One of our colleagues witnessed first-hand how incredible the team are at the hospice when her father was taken ill. She saw all the amazing work they do and they supported her during what was a very tough time.
“Because of the hospice’s services her mum was able to stay for the entire 5-6 weeks. They made her meals and even brought a bed into the room so her dad was never on his own.
“She realised that it was incredibly important to raise as much money as possible to help keep the facilities such as the chapel and the beautiful gardens and make sure that the day activities like arts and crafts are able to run.
“So we organised the Key Solutions Somerset 3 Peaks Challenge where 16 of us climbed the three tallest peaks in Somerset; Brean Down, Crooks Peak and Brent Knoll.
“We were very humbled to raise over £1,300 for the hospice and we hope that the money raised helped make life easier and better for the staff at the hospice, the patients and their families.”
And the Key Solutions team are looking forward to hitting the beach to help provide further support to the charity – and urged others to follow suit.
Georgia said: “We are so excited to take part in this event, it’s such a great way to get all our friends and family together and do something fun for a good cause.
“If you’re undecided about joining then please just book! Or maybe visit the hospice to see how much of a difference they make to people’s lives – we guarantee you’ll want to take part then!”
Entry to the Moonlight Beach Walk costs £15, and includes participation in the walk, a personalisable souvenir T-shirt, a glass of prosecco, and entry to the after-party at the Grand Pier.
Find out more, and sign up to take part alongside the Key Solutions gang, at www.westonhospicecare.org.uk/moonlight