Starlight Walk: Star readers shine in Sheffield walk for St Luke’s Hospice

Starlight Walk 2012: Fundraisers steps out on The Star backed St Luke's fundraiser.

Starlight Walk 2012: Fundraisers steps out on The Star backed St Luke's fundraiser.

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STAR readers stepped out to shine for charity as more than 1,000 people took part in last night’s Starlight Walk for Sheffield’s St Luke’s Hospice, writes Graham Walker.

The 5km event als included 2k Mini Stars event for four to eight-year-olds, plus live music, entertainment and more, in Endcliffe Park.

As the sun set, at around 8.45pm, the main 5km walk set off to Forge Dam and back.

This year’s target was to raise £80,000, after an incredible £65,000 last year.

Anyone who raisesd more than £85 last night received a St Luke’s mug, while £150 got them a gym bag and the top individual fundraiser will win an Apple iPod.

St Luke’s, which was Britain’s first hospice outside London when it was set up 41 years ago, needs to raise £4 million a year to run its service for terminally-ill people.

The charity touches the lives of 1,500 patients a year, making their lives more comfortable in their final days, whether in their own home or at the hospice in Whirlow.

See The Star tomorrow for a full report, photos and more.

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