Family Walk Along The Prom Officially Launches
By ThePlayhouse | Thursday, May 17, 2012, 09:48
CHARITY fundraiser Paul Hobbs has officially launched Family Walk Along The Prom 2012 with the help of The Winter Gardens in Weston-super-Mare.
Family Walk Along The Prom Launch
The British Heart Foundation celebrated its 50th anniversary last year by launching the 'Mending Broken Hearts Appeal'.
In support of the Mending Broken Hearts Appeal, The British Heart Foundation staged a new sponsored walk along the promenade in Weston.
The four-mile walk was such a success it is being staged once again on September 9, starting from Weston General Hospital and continuing to Marine Parade with refreshments provided at The Winter Gardens.
Funds raised will go to the Mending Hearts Appeal and Weston General Hospital's Cardiology department.
Organiser Paul Hobbs staged the official launch today (Monday) at The Winter Gardens, where he was joined by North Somerset Council chairman Terry Porter, who has signed up to compete.
Paul said: "The event has already attracted many companies support, Hutton Moor Leisure Centre, The Winter Gardens, Banwell Travel, Crosville Coaches and Cheddar Water Ltd.
"It is hoped it will be a great success attracting many walkers."
Lucy Saunders, the Bristol-based fundraising manager for the British Heart Foundation, said: "Paul will be organising the 'Family Walk Along The Prom' in association with the British Heart Foundation and he will be looking for support from companies and individuals.
"We would be really grateful for your support with the event- this could be anything from making a donation, to providing potential raffle prizes or opportunities to hold collections in public places.
"We'd also love you to join in with the walk yourself and spread the word amongst colleagues, family and friends."
Dave Hartell, Weston General's Cardiology Manager, said: "There is new technology we would like to buy and the money raised from the walk will come at a very opportune time."
The Mending Broken Hearts Appeal aims to fund the research that could literally 'mend the broken hearts' of millions, in as little as 10 years' time.
For more information about the walk contact Paul on 07766956823 or visit www.bhf.org.uk/sundaywalk2012.
For any further information about the British Heart Foundation and the Mending Broken Hearts Appeal call Lucy Saunders on 077406 38641 or email firstname.lastname@example.org