MARIE Curie is calling on people in Tyrone to hold their own Twilight Walk in September and ‘light up the night’ to help support people impacted by death, dying and bereavement.
The charity, which provides care and support through terminal illness, continues to face significant challenges and a devastating loss of funds due to coronavirus.
It needs to raise £800,000 every month to support people with a terminal illness across the North through its nursing care in the community, care homes and Belfast hospice.
More than 2,000 people took part in the popular annual event last year and even though this year people can’t be together in the same way, the charity are hoping people will be inspired to do their own walks across Northern Ireland, which are free to sign up to.
Local Marie Curie fundraiser, Sheena Havlin, took part in the Twilight Walk at Barnett Demesne in Belfast last year in memory of her aunt Breda O’Neill who was cared for by Marie Curie at home in her final days.
Sheena said, “I think it’s a great idea to have people doing lots of small walks with their loved ones and coming together to support such an important cause. There was a lovely sense of camaraderie at the walk last year and we’re looking forward to being part of it again this year, albeit in a different way.”
The charity is asking people to create their own Twilight Walk their way and safely walk the suggested 5km distance on your own, together with friends, family or local community.
For more information and to sign up for free to do your own Twilight Walk, click here.
Or, alternatively, if you do not wish to create a JustGiving account but want to be part of Twilight Walk, then visit the ‘Lantern Lane’ JustGiving page (www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lanternlane) where you can donate to the Twilight Walk and also add a message to be written on a lantern and included in the lantern lane on Friday, September 25.
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