More than a thousand women are once again set to take to the streets of Leicester this April for the annual .
LOROS is pleased to announce the 10km route, which last year raised more than £40,000 for the Groby Road Hospice, will be returning on Saturday 9th April.
I just wanted to get in touch to ask if the Leicestershire Scouts would be interested in helping out at The LOROS Twilight Walk. This is an annual fundraising event due to take place on Saturday 9th April. It is a 10k route that starts at the King Power Stadium, circling around the city centre, through Victoria Park and back to the King Power Stadium.
We are looking for groups and individuals to help us prepare for the event and to keep our walkers safe on the night.
Primarily we were hoping that a group may be able to help us prepare the balloons. We need around 20 volunteers to help fill hundreds of balloons with helium ready for participants to release them into the night sky at the start of the walk. It’s a big job so we’d need people to help out between 1pm and 5pm on Saturday 9th April.
The Twilight Walk also relies on over one hundred volunteers to help marshal the route on the night. This role is open to individuals and teams but people would need to be aged over 18 due to the nature of the role. Marshals need to be available between 5pm and 10pm.
As I’m sure you are aware, over 2,500 individuals receive patient care from LOROS every year. Every hour it costs £850 to run the hospice and we have to raise two thirds of this amount, a total of £4.5 million each year. To achieve this, we are entirely dependent on the dedication, commitment and generosity of our supporters, volunteers and staff.
I would really appreciate it if you could pass this information on to your members.
Thank you for your time.
Leicestershire & Rutland Hospice
0116 231 8431