Cocktail creater blends pink drink for midnight walkers

Shaun Fenwick, of Ebony Champagne Bar in Durham, has created a cocktail to promote St Cuthbert's Hospice Midnight Walk.
Shaun Fenwick, of Ebony Champagne Bar in Durham, has created a cocktail to promote St Cuthbert's Hospice Midnight Walk.
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THE perfect pink cocktail has been created to mark a girls’ night out with a twist.

Ebony Champagne Bar, in Durham City, is helping to spread the word about St Cuthbert’s Hospice Midnight Walk with the launch of its Midnight Martini.

The venue has dedicated the white chocolate and raspberry-infused pink cocktail to the annual fund-raiser and will be using it to promote the event.

Barman Shaun Fenwick is delighted to be doing his bit to help the cause after his grandmother Margaret Fenwick, 75, died at the hospice four years ago after a brave battle against cancer.

The 21-year-old said: “My grandma was in the hospice when I was 17 and since then my family want to do all they can to give something back.

“My dad has been volunteering with the charity ever since my grandma was in the hospice.

“I’m really happy that Ebony has got involved.”

As well as selling the cocktail, a group from the family-run Walkergate bar will also be taking part in the women’s-only 10km sponsored walk on Saturday, June 23.

Manager Marcia Watson said: “All of the staff at Ebony want to support this local cause because we all know someone who has been affected.

“We knew Shaun’s grandma, which makes it even more important to us.”

St Cuthbert’s Hospice, which is based in Merryoaks, provides care, support and advice to people who have been affected by life-limiting illnesses.

The hospice provides a 24 hour in-patient unit, a day hospice and family support service.

The Midnight Walk is the biggest event in the hospice’s fund-raising calendar and has raised more than £360,000 since it started in 2007.

The event starts at St Leonard’s School playing field and event organisers are expecting to see up to 1,000 women donning their pink glad rags to register.

The night will also include zumba sessions, circus performances and late night refreshments.

Registration costs £10 per person and is open to all woman and accompanied girls over the age of 12.

For more information, visit www.stcuthbertshospice.com.

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