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Wrexham-based Moneypenny steps out to help hospice

STAFF from a Wrexham-based outsourced communications provider are calling on fellow businesses to join them in a fundraising drive.

Tina Pope will be stepping out to help Nightingale House Hospice.

A team from Moneypenny is to take part in this year’s Midnight Walk, raising vital funds for Wrexham’s Nightingale House Hospice.

And Moneypenny is looking to other companies to follow suit and help build up the number of walkers in readiness for the night-time event on June 16th.

For some of the Moneypenny team, the Midnight Walk will be their first. But the team’s organiser, Tina Pope, is a seasoned professional, having signed up for all 11 of the evening events and only missing one.

Tina said:

“I took part in my first Midnight Walk in 2007, just days after I started working at Moneypenny. We’ve always been happy to support the hospice. Some staff here may have had friends, family or colleagues who have needed the hospice and the support it offers – it’s a really important facility.

“As a company, we’re also rallying the troops and asking other businesses to join us. Whether putting in a team of two or a team of 10, it all makes a difference and we’d ask other local companies to consider joining in.”

The start of this year’s walk will include a special washing line featuring all of the 11 Midnight Walk event t-shirts, an idea inspired by avid walker Tina who has kept every single one of hers.

Nightingale House Hospice’s Amanda Kinsey said:

“Moneypenny staff are terrific at supporting the hospice and have helped raise thousands over the last 10 years. Tina and her colleagues have been with us every step of the way.

“It costs more than £3million a year to keep the hospice going and we’re helping thousands of people every year. That might be end-of-life care, but it could also be sessions such as art therapy, hydrotherapy, physiotherapy or counselling. The services now offered by Nightingale House are vast which is why events like our Midnight Walk are so important in helping us to raise much-needed funds.”

The Midnight Walk will be held on Saturday June 16th with 6k and 10k walks at Wrexham’s Llwyn Isaf. Normally a ladies-only night, this year the event is open to everyone from aged eight upwards. Walkers will also be able to get their hands-on flashing merchandise to wear on the evening with an advance sale to be held on June 1 between 5pm and 7pm at the hospice’s Caffi Cwtch.

To sign up for the Midnight Walk visit www.nightingalehouse.co.uk/events or call the hospice Fundraising Office on 01978 314292.