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Hoof it for the Hospices ! Saturday 19th July, 8pm.

woman tying shoelaces outdoorStilletos off, trainers on – get ready to embark on a night out with a difference!

You’ve heard of The Moonwalk – well this is the Dunoon Walk and over 100 people from near and far are expected to turn out for this inaugural fundraiser for Cowal and Ardgowan Hospices.

Ardgowan Hospice in Greenock is a wonderful centre of care for those living with a serious, life limiting illness. Established in 1981, the team at Ardgowan Hospice care for and support over 1000 people from the Inverclyde area each year.

One of ‘Hoof it for the Hospice’ organiser’s, Susan Hoy tells us “We can all imagine that being diagnosed with, and facing the reality of coping with a terminal illness would be a devastating blow for anyone. The type of care, on both a physical and spiritual level that is offered by the nurses and staff at both Cowal Hospice and Ardgowan Hospice is immeasurable. This is our chance, as a community, to show our appreciation and admiration for everything that they do, by raising awareness and funds towards important equipment’.

Susan’s co-organiser Colin Moulson of PA23 BID, the Dunoon private businesses funded project said, ‘You don’t have to be a fitness fanatic by any means to take part, but you do need to enjoy walking, blethering and having fun! We would love to welcome participants from outwith the Dunoon community and will be encouraging people from across the water to come and join us. You can opt to do 1K, 5K or 10K and whoever you choose to do it with – friends, family, your buggies or your grannies – is up to you!’

Hoof it for the Hospices starts from Dunoon Ferry Terminal at 8pm on Saturday 19th July. If you would like to take part, you can pick up an entry form from Ardgowan Hospice, Nelson Street Greenock. The entry fee is £10 and includes a T-shirt, bottle of water and to help you recover, a juicy burger from the BBQ once you have crossed the finishing line. A minimum of £30 sponsorship per entry is suggested.

Hoof it for the Hospices is being organised by Susan Hoy, in association with the PA23 BID who have kindly helped with logistics and the provision of leaflets, advertising and entry forms to help make this worthwhile event possible.