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Moonlight walkers praised for top fundraising efforts

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The top fund raisers from the Moonlight Walk for St Wilfrids,  including, Vanessa Ransom, Hayley Gatford, Penny Mason, Sarah Lawlor, Abigail Stevenson, and Phyll Smith.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140827-2 SUS-140818-173158001

C140827-2 Chi St Wilfrids Hospice phot kate The top fund raisers from the Moonlight Walk for St Wilfrids, including, Vanessa Ransom, Hayley Gatford, Penny Mason, Sarah Lawlor, Abigail Stevenson, and Phyll Smith.Picture by Kate Shemilt.C140827-2 SUS-140818-173158001

THE top fundraising group for this year’s Moonlight Walk has been celebrated by St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

The team, which is largely made up of staff from Kingsham Primary School in Chichester, raised £1,700 for the hospice.

“We really do appreciate every penny that all of our walkers raise,” said a spokeswoman for the St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

“The event has raised just over £68,000 so far – which is absolutely brilliant and far exceeds last year’s amount!

“All these ladies have a connection with Kingsham Primary School, and they were the top fundraising team.”

Among the fundraisers who joined the walk in May were mother and daughter team Julie and Abigail Stevenson – who are no strangers to the event. Phyll Smith, said she has taken part every year.

The teachers, teaching assistants and support staff at the Chichester school found ways to raise money with the help of pupils and parents.

“We held a non-uniform day at the school,” said Julie.

“The children all put a pound down so they could come in their own clothes and then had ice cream at lunch.”

Hayley Gatford, who helped with the ice creams at the school said: “We’ve been lucky with the weather – it was quite a big job but it all went well.”

Walkers can now join a five mile route instead of the normal ten mile walk around Chichester.

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