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Hospice fundraisers out in full force for spring fayre

Laura Kearns 12th May, 2019

THE CHILLY weather did not stop hospice supporters turning out in force for the charity’s spring fayre.

The Shakespeare Hospice held its annual event over the bank holiday weekend, raising more than £3,500 towards supporting those with a life-limiting illness.

Along with stalls, refreshments and activities there was also live music and workshops on offer.

And local supporter Bridget Richards finished her own fund-raising challenge by arriving to a crowd at the hospice along with a welcome blare of fire engine sirens from Warwickshire Fire and Rescue Service.

She has raised £3,200 for the hospice and Alzheimers Society by running 26 miles in the London marathon and then walking 146 miles home along the Shakespeare Way – from the Globe in London to the birthplace in Stratford.

Hospice chief executive Angie Arnold said: “We were so pleased that so many supporters turned out on such a cold day to support us.

“It was really fantastic to have such a warm reception to welcome home Bridget, who had just completed a fantastic challenge in aid of the Hospice. We are totally in awe of her.”

The charity is holding a Community Open Day Event on Friday (May 17) from 2pm where people can visit and speak to the team to find out more about its work.

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