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Record breaking Walk For Wards

18 September 2017


With over 250 people taking part, this year’s Walk For Wards saw the largest ever number of people take part in the 7km walk along the seafront to raise money for Southend University Hospital.

It's expected that over £15,000 will be raised for 30 different wards and departments and Charity Events Manager, Elise Fleetwood, was thrilled at the turnout.

She said: "Supporters of all ages turned out in force and there was a fantastic atmosphere.  It was really lovely to hear so many wonderful stories about how Southend Hospital staff have helped our local community.  

"We are hugely grateful to our wonderful team of volunteers and our event sponsors - Adventure Island and Radio Essex - who have ensured that every penny raised will directly benefit our hospital."

And if that has inspired you to have a go next year, then you are in luck as the date for Walk For Wards 2018 has already been set, Sunday 16 September. Please email fundraising@southend.nhs.uk to register your interest.