Hotel backs Walk Ten in bid to beat total raised for Marie Curie

Louise Stone, Marie Curie Cancer Care Regional Events Manager, Elvira Cahill, The Big Sleep)

Louise Stone, Marie Curie Cancer Care Regional Events Manager, Elvira Cahill, The Big Sleep)

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AN EASTBOURNE hotel has pledged £1,000 towards the second charity Walk Ten along the prom.

The walk, on September 8, raises money for Marie Curie Cancer Care. Last year a grand total of £15,000 was raised – and this year organisers are hoping to raise £24,000.

Five hundred walkers are anticipated to take part in the fundraising event.

And The Big Sleep Hotel is already showing its support with £1,000 of sponsorship. Elvira Cahill, who works at the hotel and is volunteering on the night of the event, said, “It is such a great cause and the hotel were pleased to help.

“So many people are affected by terminal illness and every bit of support offered supports someone who needs care.

“I will be encouraging friends and family to take part’.

The 10k walk in Eastbourne is one of a series of unique ‘Walk Ten’ events being held at 20 venues across the country throughout August and September.

All the funds raised will help Marie Curie Nurses provide free care to people with terminal cancer and other illnesses in their own homes and in the charity’s hospices.

Louise Stone, regional events manager for London and the South East, said, “We were thrilled so many people in Surrey took part in Eastbourne Walk Ten last year to show their support for local Marie Curie Nurses – there was a real buzz on the night and the entertainment after was a real hit.

“It will be another wonderful, fun-filled evening for the charity and local community.”

To find out more about Walk Ten go to www.mariecurie.org.uk/walkten or call 08700 340 040.