Stars Appeal President Lord Pembroke officially launched Walk for Wards 2013 today inviting local people to take part in the event which takes place in the grounds of Wilton House, his ancestral home, on Sunday 23rd June.
Lord Pembroke said, “Our local hospital does such a great job and the work of the Stars Appeal makes an enormous difference to people in every ward and department. Last year’s walkers raised a record-breaking £63,000. Much of that went towards enhancing the new Neonatal Unit and attached parents’ accommodation, projects especially close to my heart as I was cared for in the old Neonatal Unit as a baby. Now I encourage local people to get involved again. Come and join this year’s walk at Wilton House to raise even more funds for important charitable projects around our Hospital.”
Each year approx 1,000 people take part in the event choosing to walk either a 10k or 3k route around the beautiful grounds of Wilton Estate. The 3k walk is particularly suitable for young families with toddlers and pushchairs whilst the 10k walk is more challenging. All walkers get a free picnic lunch, medal and the chance to enjoy the grounds and adventure playground after the walk. Entry is free, but all walkers must register in advance and pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £15 per person.
To sign up for Wards for Wards click here