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Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice are urging more women (and girls aged 12+) to join their Starlight Stroll fundraiser on Saturday July 2nd.

So far more than 360 people have registered for the annual event, which last year raised in excess of £50,000. The money has funded care for people with life-limiting illnesses and support for their relatives.

Hospice Head of Fundraising and Marketing Caroline Taylor said: “In 2010 we had 425 women walking in aid of the Hospice and we’re coming very close to matching that figure again. I’d like to appeal to all women who read this to sign up with friends and relatives to help us beat last year’s total.

“So come on girls, grab your mum, sister, aunt, grandma, niece, partner or best friends and join us for Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice’s 2011 Starlight Stroll.”

Registration was set to close on June 17th but, due to the many enquiries still being received,  has now been extended until Friday, July 1st.

Each year, Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice cares for around 1,000 people with illnesses such as cancer, MS, motor neurone disease and Aids.

Many of its patients are cared for in their own homes, however, the Hospice also boasts an Inpatient Unit to provide specialised respite care and symptom management for people with advanced conditions.

Birmingham St Mary’s also has a Day Hospice, which patients visit once a week for medical support, a range of therapies and friendship. This service also gives carers some much-needed time off.

Additionally the Hospice’s Family and Carer Support Team is their for bereaved relatives no matter how young or old for as long as they need.

If you would like to take part in this year’s Starlight Stroll, you can sign up online  at

If you have further questions, or wish to sign up for the stroll you can contact Aysha Nessa on 0121 472 1191 or email

Read more:

Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice Starlight Stroll
Fundraisers needed for south Birmingham hospice charity event


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