Sunderland school staff walk for children’s hospice

Staff from George Washington Primary School on Well Bank Road, Washington, are taking part in the Grace House Midnight Walk later this month...

Staff from George Washington Primary School on Well Bank Road, Washington, are taking part in the Grace House Midnight Walk later this month...

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SCHOOL staff have signed up for a Sunderland walk in aid of the Grace House Appeal.

The 16-strong group of women from George Washington Primary School, in Washington, will take part in next week’s Midnight Walk for the children’s hospice charity.

The annual walk, now in its fourth year, will see fund-raisers walk from Seaburn, along the seafront to Wearmouth Bridge and back.

Joanne Hayden, who is business manager at the school, said: “We are all really excited to be taking part in this year’s Midnight Walk.

“Last year was fantastic and we all had a lot of fun and hope to raise as much as we can in sponsorship money to help and support Grace House.”

The walk takes place on Saturday, June 23, but there is still time to sign up for the ladies-only event.

Entry is £15 or £50 for a group of four. Every walker will receive a Midnight Walk T-shirt, glow stick, keyring and breakfast at the finishing line.

The event is raising cash for the Grace House children’s hospice, which is being built in Southwick, Sunderland.

Karen Maclennan, fund-raiser at Grace House, said: “The sight of hundreds of ladies wearing flashing lights is fantastic. It really is a Saturday night with a difference but also not forgetting why all these ladies are taking part to raise vital sponsorship money and help with equipping and running Grace House.”

To register, volunteer or for more information, phone t516 6302 or go to website www.gracehouse.co.uk.

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