Great East End Walk raises nearly £30,000
PUBLISHED: 08:24 15 July 2015
Almost 200 people trekked across the East End to raise about £30,000 for St Joseph’s Hospice on Sunday.
Dubbed the Great East End Walk, the 10 and 15 mile routes finished at Well Street Common where people gathered for a ‘Summer Knees Up’, and the St Joseph’s choir kicked off the entertainment with a medley of old East End songs to get the crowd in the mood.
The Dalston Darlings Women’s Institute group served tea and cakes in a vintage themed marquee and Lindy Hoppers danced along to singer My Mate George.
Chief Executive of the hospice in Mare Street, Michael Kerin, said: “The walk was fascinating, taking in parts of the East End that I didn’t even know existed.
“The money raised is the main reason we organise these events as it costs £15 million a year to keep the hospice running, £7 million of which needs to be raised through charitable donations.
“Although there were some very tired people at the end, everyone had a lot of fun.”
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