The third Milford Hospice Memorial Walk, 5K route through the grounds of the University of Limerick to Milford Hospice to remember loved ones. Anne Marie Hayes, Fundraising Co-ordinator, Milford Care Centre and Karl Daly, Metis Ireland lead over 1000 walkers from the start of the walk. Picture: Keith Wiseman
Third Milford Hospice Memorial Walk provides opportunity to remember loved ones
Yesterday, Sunday, May 20, 2018, marked the third Milford Hospice Memorial Walk, which took place at the University of Limerick at 12 noon. The 5km walk is a special and meaningful event for the people of the Mid-West which provides a focused opportunity for people to remember their loved ones.
The third Milford Hospice Memorial Walk was an inclusive event as it was open to all levels of fitness and ability. While there was no entry fee, the organisers encouraged participants to either seek sponsorship or to kindly make a donation. All funds raised will be used to assist fund the services that Milford Hospice provides.
Milford Hospice is a voluntary organisation and registered charity. It was first established by the Little Company of Mary Sisters in 1928 and now provides Specialist Palliative Care and Older Persons Services in the Mid-West.
Pat Quinlan, Chief Executive of Milford Care Centre said: “The people of the Mid West have been fantastic supporters of our work at Milford Hospice down through the years and we are grateful to them for their wonderful generosity.
Before the third Milford Hospice Memorial Walk, each registered participant wrote their tribute to a loved one on ribbons which they carried with them during the walk. At the end of the 5km walk, the ribbons were placed on the Memorial Tree on the grounds of Milford.
Each ribbon carrier was then presented with a special memorial pin, which Fundraising Co-ordinator Anne Marie Hayes said, “depicts the circle of life and symbolises the strengths and resources that we can draw on as we adjust to the loss of someone special.”
Later this year, each and every tribute ribbon will be put underneath the center’s Christmas Tree in the Milford Care Centre Chapel, where the loved ones will continue to be remembered with love during the festive season.
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