Sign up for new Foyle Hospice Female Walk/Run

The Mayor of Derry Ald. Maurice Devenney helps to launch the Foyle Hospice Female Walk/Run with Dr. Keith Munro, Foyle Hospice chairperson, fundraisers Michelle McGinn, front left, and Rachel Bruce, June Coates, left, Seagate, and Geraldine Gallagher, Derry Journal marketing executive. This years event will take place on Sunday the 3rd of June and will start at Templemore Sports Complex at 1.30pm. (0405PG11)
The Mayor of Derry Ald. Maurice Devenney helps to launch the Foyle Hospice Female Walk/Run with Dr. Keith Munro, Foyle Hospice chairperson, fundraisers Michelle McGinn, front left, and Rachel Bruce, June Coates, left, Seagate, and Geraldine Gallagher, Derry Journal marketing executive. This years event will take place on Sunday the 3rd of June and will start at Templemore Sports Complex at 1.30pm. (0405PG11)

Ladies, its time to come out in force for the all new Foyle Hospice Female Walk/Run 2012!

Everyone loves a new look and so does Foyle Hospice so this year launches the brand new route to the annual Foyle Hospice Female Walk/Run.

The walk will take place on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 1.30pm and will start from Templemore Sports Complex with the finish line at Ebrington Square via the Peace Bridge.

This is the 13th annual Female Walk which has grown in popularity year by year.

Last year entries were just shy of 5,000 ladies so this year the big push is on to increase those numbers even more!

The new route will commence at Templemore Sports Complex, travel along the Buncrana Road progressing onto Riverside Walk at Fort George and then crossing the Peace Bridge to finish at Ebrington Square.

Noel McMonagle, Community Fundraising Manager, said; “Foyle Hospice depends heavily on the community to show their support and provide sponsorship in order to continue providing the North West with specialist palliative care services to those terminally ill with cancer and other life limiting illnesses.

“Our support goes beyond our inpatient unit and the individual patient themselves to encompass their family, loved ones and our work out in the community.

“I must offer my sincere thanks to our key sponsors Seagate, Q102.9 and the Derry Journal. Without their valued support we would not be able to provide such an event to the city.

“ I really hope ladies throughout the city can come together with friends, family or work colleagues and take part in the walk whether its for fun, fitness, in hope or in memory of someone dear to them.”

Seagate have had a long standing relationship with Foyle Hospice and in particular sponsorship of the Female Walk/Run.

Dr Brian Burns, Vice President of Seagate’s Springtown Operations, said: “We’ve been proud supporters of the hospice for several years now and know it’s a cause that resonates with many of our employees and their families. .”

The Female Walk will take place on Sunday, June 3, at 1:30pm. It is approximately 3 miles. Entry is £7. Entry and sponsorship forms available from Foyle Hospice Fundraising Centre, 61 Culmore Road on: 71. 359888 or Foyle Hospice Shop, Waterloo Place (no packs will be supplied through shop).

Further details can be found on the website: www.foylehospice.com.