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Local Celebrity makes personal plea

Graham Robson May 8, 2013

Zoe Ball
Zoe Ball

Zoe Ball, TV presenter and Brighton local, has lent her voice to the Martlets Hospice, a charity providing end of life care to adults with terminal diseases, to promote their Midnight Walk at midnight on Friday, June 14.

Now in its seventh year, the Midnight Walk is the hospice’s biggest annual fundraising event, and for the first time ever walkers can choose either to do a 6 mile or a 13 mile walk.

Both walks start at midnight from Brighton Racecourse and snake through the streets of Brighton & Hove. Marshals will be on hand around the course to ensure no one gets lost and the walk ends with a tasty breakfast.

All walkers will be asked to raise a minimum of £25 in sponsorship and anyone who achieves over £120 in sponsorship will automatically be entered into a prize draw to win a treat at the Thistle Hotel.

Zoe said:

“I had heard about the Martlets but it was only when my dear stepfather Rick was diagnosed with MND last year that I witnessed firsthand the importance of the wonderful work done by all the staff there.

“Sadly Rick passed away in December and we miss him dreadfully. I can’t express enough gratitude to all the marvellous doctors, nurses and support staff at the Martlets; their care for Rick was incredible and they provided our family with the thoughtful loving and supportive care we needed.

“The work they do is so important and I wouldn’t hesitate to lend my wholehearted support to their fundraising to help other families in their hour of need. Thank you Martlets and let’s raise as much as we can!”

The Martlets needs to raise £8,000 per day to run its services and the sponsorship money raised will go to fund the work of the hospice’s specialist nurses.

To enter, CLICK HERE:  

Alternatively, pick up a form at any Martlets shop or telephone 01273 747455