The streets of Buxton were glowing as over 100 people got together to raise over £6,000 for local hospice care.
The Glow Twilight Walk returned to the town on Saturday 14th May, following a two year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Hospice supporters wore neon tutus, glow sticks and light up headbands to set the night alight on the 10k circular walk taking in the town centre, the market place, Harpur Hill and Burbage.
Buxton resident, Lisa, was taking part alongside her friends, who had nicknamed themselves the ‘Walkie Talkies.’ She said: ‘We are so excited to be here for a good Saturday night out, helping to raise money for a great local cause.’
Lucy’s dad, Gary, is currently receiving care and support from the hospice following his diagnosis of early on-set dementia.
Lucy, who is also from Buxton, explained: ‘Dad has amazing support including physio and complementary therapies, and one-to-one sessions where he can chat about his diagnosis, talk about his worries, and get advice. My mum and I have also benefited from services at the hospice. It’s a cause close to our hearts and we wanted to do something together as a family to support it.’
Rachael Gee, fundraising and events coordinator at Blythe House and Helen’s Trust, organised the event. She said: ‘I’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported the Glow Twilight Walk in any way – including amazing volunteers, local businesses and of course, the participants. We hope you had a fantastic night – it was so good to all be together again, and we were able to raise an incredible amount of money to support hospice care across our local communities.’
The money raised will support people across the High Peak, Hope Valley, Derbyshire Dales and North East Derbyshire who are affected by life-limiting illness and bereavement.
Next year’s Glow Twilight Walk is confirmed to take place on Saturday 10th June. Super early bird registration is now open, where you can sign up for just £5.