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The generosity of Sheffield shone through at the city’s annual Starlight Walk.

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The generosity of Sheffield shone through at Starlight Walk last night.

Over 1,000 fundraisers spent a balmy summer’s evening completing a 5k sponsored walk for at Luke’s Hospice - starting out as daylight faded and ending as the stars came out across Sheffield.

Organisers hope to have raised £60,000 at the event, which has been held for the last four years.

Government funding accounts for just 30 per cent of the money needed to run the Whirlow-based hospice and its support services, with £4.9 million needed to be raised this year.

Funding director Una Moran said: “St Luke’s belongs to the people of Sheffield - if local people did not support us we could not support them, so it is fantastic to see so many people taking part in the

Starlight Walk.

”We look after over 1,000 people each year and right now there are 20 patients in our hospice and 400 being cared for in their homes.”

Participants each wore a card explaining their personal reasons for taking part in the walk.

 

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