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Local people ‘Walk for Wards’ raising thousands

25 September 2018

Fundraising

With over 250 people taking part, this year’s Walk for Wards once again saw large crowds 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 Director, Lucy Thomas-Clayton, was delighted 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 - Sea Life Adventure Wild - 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 2019 has already been set, Sunday 15 September. Please email  fundraising@southend.nhs.uk to register your interest.