Walk for Wards 2017 raises £100,000 – Thank you so much!

2,000 Walkers. £100,000. Walk for Wards 2017

We’d like to say a huge thank you to everyone who supported our 10th Walk for Wards on Sunday.

We were absolutely thrilled to welcome some 2,000 walkers to Wilton House, the home of our President Lord Pembroke, and delighted to report that the event looks to have raised over £100,000

More photos are available from John Rose Photography.

Watch our videos of the day kindly produced by Icarus Aeriel Videography https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e_rXwLzJGQ and

Radiquip https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAHAZF4PDjY&

Addressing the Walkers at the Start Line, event host consultant surgeon Miss Helen Chave, spoke about how the money raised will help enhance care for thousands of local people across many different wards and departments here at Salisbury Hospital. Miss Chave then introduced special guest, Damon Scott, from Britain’s got Talent, who spoke emotionally of how his cousin Charlie, who sadly lost his battle with leukaemia aged nine, had benefited from the Stars Appeal funded enhancements to the Children’s Ward.

With many people walking to celebrate the life of a loved one, Miss Chave led the crowd in a moment of silence and reflection, before starting a countdown and sending walkers on their way along 3k, 5k and 10k routes.

Money raised from Walk for Wards will help towards our aim of raising £1million in 2017 to fund numerous projects providing direct, practical support to patients and their families across many different wards and departments at the Hospital.  These include free accommodation for the parents of sick children and babies, psychological wellbeing projects for older patients and those with dementia, enhanced care and support for people with cancer, free WiFi and state-of-the-art medical equipment.

We are all very touched, humbled and grateful to receive this level of support from our local community and to have seen and heard the many reasons people had for taking part and supporting the Stars Appeal was truly inspirational.

There are photos, links to reports on Spire FM and the Salisbury Journal websites and list of the many people and organisations we’d who helped to make the day possible below. Please do take a look, but for now, thank you once again for everyone’s marvellous support!

With love from all the team of staff and volunteers at Stars HQ x

Salisbury Journal Coverage: http://www.salisburyjournal.co.uk/news/15386192.PICTURES__Walk_for_Wards_raises_tens_of_thousands_for_hospital_charity/

Spire FM Coverage and Photos: https://www.spirefm.co.uk/news/local-news/2321090/glorious-sunshine-2000-walkers-and-an-amazing-sum-for-the-stars-appeal/

A million thank yous…

Our hosts Lord and Lady Pembroke and their Wilton Estate team

Principal Sponsors Salisbury Reds

Route markers and Marshals Wilton Rotary Club

And many, many others including:

Damon Scott, Stars Appeal Volunteers, Spire FMSalisbury JournalJohn Rose PhotographyUnstuck design, St John Ambulance, Wilton Wholefoods, Country Coolers, Bidvest, Wilton WholefoodsBooker, Tesco Shaftesbury, Salisbury Hospital Catering Team, Daryn Lotz, Radiquip Media Services, Austin & Wyatt, Salisbury Scouts, our fantastic entertainers ‘Off the Cuff’, Salisbury City Band and Ian Curr and, of course, EVERYONE who took part, sponsored someone and helped to spread the word…. you are what makes Walk for Wards possible! 

Thank you all so much – your support will directly benefit thousands of local people being treated at Salisbury District Hospital

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