Village Bakery midnight walkers will be on a roll for hospice

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VILLAGE BAKERY WREXHAM SUPPORTING NIGHTINGALE HOUSE MIDNIGHT WALK..... Pictured are Area fundraiser Debbie Barton and Florence Roberts, Kerry Wilson, Pie room Kellaway and Amy Parry from Village Bakery and Area Fundraiser Nightingaale House Amanda Kinsey .

Hundreds of women walking to raise money for a hospice will have an added incentive to finish the course – a free sausage roll each at the end.

VILLAGE BAKERY WREXHAM SUPPORTING NIGHTINGALE HOUSE MIDNIGHT WALK….. Pictured are Area fundraiser Debbie Barton and Florence Roberts, Kerry Wilson, Pie room Kellaway and Amy Parry from Village Bakery and Area Fundraiser Nightingaale House Amanda Kinsey .

The sausage rolls are being supplied by the locally-based Village Bakery in support of the annual Nightingale House Ladies’ Midnight Walk on Saturday, June 17.

The hospice provides specialist palliative care services, completely free of charge.

Around 21 per cent of the cost of running the hospice comes from statutory funding – and they have to raise £2.2 million annually from other sources just to maintain the same level of service.

The man in charge of making the savouries at the Village Bakery has a very personal reason for wanting to help the hospice.

Pie room manager Kerry Wilson knows at first-hand how important their service is to families at a very difficult time in their lives.

Kerry explained: “I am very pleased we’re supporting Nightingale House in this way because a number of my family have been in Nightingale House, so it means a heck of a lot.

“My uncle Gareth Williams was diagnosed with throat cancer. He was at home for a long time and in the end it got too much and he went to the hospice, and he didn’t come home sadly.

“But it’s a fantastic place, a really fantastic place and the care they provide is absolutely second to none.

“Nightingale House is wonderful because it’s not just the patient who is given support but the whole family.

“The Village Bakery is a family-run, community-oriented company with deep roots in the Wrexham area so we’re very pleased to have this opportunity to help Nightingale House.”

The event is being billed as Wrexham’s biggest girls’ night out and the women taking part will be turning Wrexham into a sea of pink, with many of them adorned with glowing bunny ears and glitter.

There are two circular routes, one is a 6k course and the other is 10k, with both starting and finishing at Llwyn Isaf.

Fundraiser Amanda Kinsey said: “I’m absolutely over the moon to have Village Bakery on board.

To be able to offer all the women a sausage roll and a cup of tea or coffee at the end of the night will be brilliant.

“We’ve already got great numbers for the walk but obviously every penny counts and we would love as many ladies as possible to join us on the night.

“Raising the money is vitally important because Nightingale House is just an amazing place that helps people whose lives are shorter than they should be.

“There is a massive demand for our services and we rely heavily on fundraising, so support such as this from Village Bakery is so welcome.

Village Bakery Managing Director Robin Jones said: “We are very proud to be able to help Nightingale House because it is a magnificent and much-need service.

“The hospice is a charity that many Wrexham people hold very dear so we are always keen to do our bit to help them.”

Any women interested in taking part should ring the hospice on 01978 31429 or email info@nightingalehouse.co.uk or alternatively they can register online via the website www.nightingalehouse.co.uk