Bankers step out for a sponsored charity starlight stroll

Bankers step out for a sponsored charity starlight stroll

5th June 2015


MONEY managers are banking on raising lots of cash to help a local charity as they step out for a sponsored starlight stroll.

Staff at RBS, Darlington, are putting their best feet forward to take part in the annual St Teresa’s Hospice Midnight Walk after officially adopting the hospice as their favourite charity for 2015.

Staff have already raised more than £2,900 from cake bake sales, an Easter egg tombola, attendance at St Teresa’s charity ball and last year’s Santa run, with help from RBS’ Community Cashback Award. They are hoping to add to their total by walking the route through Darlington’s South Park.

Manager of RBS Darlington Karen Hornsby said: “RBS is passionate about helping the community, which is why we chose to offer our support to St Teresa’s Hospice.

“I don’t know many people who haven’t been touched by cancer in one way or another; my own uncle was cared for by St Teresa’s over ten years ago.

“I am aware of how much money it needs every year to keep running which is why it is important for us to do what we can to help.”

This year’s eighth annual Midnight Walk, which has raised more than £100,000 since it began in 2008, will take place on Friday, June 19 and is expected to attract hundreds of women from all across the region.

Walkers completing the 1.5-mile route through in Darlington’s South Park will receive a goody bag for taking part and a hot drink and bacon butty at the finish line.

Registration for the walk costs £10, with entrants asked to try and raise £50 sponsorship money for the charity.

For the first time registration is available on line by visiting the hospice website at by June 12, or by completing a registration form from the hospice or one of its charity shops.

“Our team of five staff members are all really excited for the Midnight Walk,” added Karen.

“It’s great to be able to take part, with everyone getting together to help such a good local cause, raise lots of money and get a lovely bacon butty at the end.”

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