(PRWeb UK) August 19, 2010
A charity caring for people with life limiting illnesses in Hull and the East Riding has recently announced that Yorkshire’s much loved Peter Levy will be launching the Dove House Hospice annual midnight walk.
The Look North presenter will be joining over 500 ladies who will be armed with pink flashing wands and dressed in pink T-shirts, to launch the 8.5 mile walk. The route will start and finish at the Hessle Youth Centre in the grounds of Hessle High School and will include the Humber Bridge and Barton-upon-Humber.
The midnight walk, which is in its fourth year, will once again take place on the August bank holiday weekend, beginning at midnight on the 28th with participants walking into the early hours of Sunday, August 29th.
Peter is delighted to have been asked to kick start the proceedings, as he explains:
“I am truly honoured to have been asked to launch such an exciting and worthwhile event, which goes towards such a great cause. Hundreds of people have got involved over the past four years to raise vital funds for Dove House and I’m really pleased to be doing my bit.
I really hope that it will be a bumper fund-raising night with Dove House achieving their target of £35,000 for this year - the sight of 500 flashing wands crossing the Humber Bridge will be fantastic.”
There is still time to get on the walk with places available for any women who would like to participate and if any husbands, partners, brothers or sons would also like to get involved, around 30 men will be required to take up the role of marshal, to guide and protect the participants on their 8.5 mile walk through the night.
Anyone who would like to volunteer on the night can either call the fundraising team on 01482 785743 or visit the website Dove House website. Registration forms are also available from any of the 30 Dove House Hospice shops.
Dove House Hospice is a palliative care facility based in Hull; it has been at the current Chamberlain Road location since 1989. It offers a range of care facilities that are designed to improve quality of life, from day care and in-patient care, through to symptom control for adults and terminal care. They also offer a wide range of complimentary therapies. The hospice is a registered charity and is therefore largely responsible for its own funding.