A strong team from Moneypenny took part in the Nightingale Midnight Walk on Saturday 25th June to help raise money for the Nightingale House Hospice and to light up the streets of Wrexham with a community feel.
They not only raised hundreds of pounds for the important charity but also were joint sponsors of the event along wtih Hafren Dydrdwy, Hoya Lens UK Ltd & Village Bakery and attended beforehand to soak up the atmosphere and paint other entrants with stunning glitter face paints and hand out glow sticks.
At the event there was live entrainment and the fabulous motivational coach ‘Amanda Roberts’ helped to make sure everyone was warmed and ready for the walk ahead.
There were also local food vendors so people could purchase some pre walk treats and lots of legendary bunny ears and glow merchandise which the event has became famous for.
The walk started at midnight and this year there was a 10 mile and a 10Km option. At the end of the walk the hungry walkers received free tea and coffee and a sausage roll or Cheese slice.
Charlotte Ashdown, People Director at Moneypenny who also did the walk commented:
“We were delighted to be able to sponsor this hugely important event and the atmosphere was really electric. At Moneypenny we are passionate about our people and coming together to work as a team and it was wonderful to be able to see everyone supporting each other and most importantly having fun along the way.
The reality is that many of our employees have had a loved one directly needing the support of the hospice and this is why it is very close to our hearts. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to engage with fellow walkers and to share our journeys together along the night. “
Moneypenny Business Development Manager Tracy Gallagher comments:
“Supporting Nightingale House is so important to me, having witnessed first hand how wonderfully caring they were with my father in law and also more recently the support they gave to my step dad and also to my mum who was caring for him at the time. The compassion, dignity and respect shown by all the staff was incredible, words cannot express how grateful I am and just hope that by taking part to help raise funds will enable them to continue to help others too.”
Sarah Povey & Sam Amis – Event Fundraisers at Nightingale House added:
“The support from Moneypenny has been incredible, staff members have gone above and beyond to assist in the promotion and sponsorship of the event and we are thrilled to have shared this journey with them. From announcing the comeback of the Midnight walk within the Moneypenny headquarters to the spectacular night itself. We are so grateful to have this amazing partnership.
“We cannot thank our community and all those involved enough for helping us to raise such a magnificent total towards patient care.”