Builders and plumbers merchants will once again sponsor fundraising event for Chesterfield's Ashgate Hospicecare

A builders’ and plumbers’ merchant has once again pledged its support for a Chesterfield hospice’s sponsored Sparkle Walk – as part of a bid to surpass the £1 million fundraising mark.

Wednesday, 22nd January 2020, 2:12 pm
Updated Monday, 3rd February 2020, 11:24 am
Sparkle Night Walk

M Markovitz Ltd, which has branches in Chesterfield, Clay Cross and Buxton, has confirmed it will be headline partners for a fourth year for the event, which is in aid of Ashgate Hospicecare.

Savannah Redhead, events fundraiser at Ashgate Hospicecare, said: “The 2019 Sparkle Night Walk set new records with more than 3,000 walkers taking part.

“Collectively over the years, the event has raised more than £700,000 for patients and their families across North Derbyshire and we are hoping that 2020 will raise over £300,000.

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“This would take the total amount raised over the last four years to £1,000,000.

“The ongoing support Markovitz provides means that the money people raise on the night goes directly to caring for patients in their own homes and at the hospice.

“We are aiming for another record sell-out event when it returns on Saturday, July 11, with an improved route and additional capacity for more walkers and the support of Markovitz has been integral to that growth.”

Barbara-Anne Walker, chief executive at Ashgate Hospicecare, said: “What an amazing four years it has been for the Markovitz Sparkle Night Walk and Ashgate Hospicecare’s events team.

“The event continues to beat all expectations and raise phenomenal amounts for the hospice each year, something we couldn’t have done without the support of David Hopkins and Markovitz.

“We can’t put into words how grateful everyone at Ashgate Hospicecare is for the amazing support and kindness all those involved have continued to show.

“The Markovitz Sparkle Night Walk has made an enormous contribution to the hospice and difference to the care that patients and their families across North Derbyshire have been able to receive.

“It means a huge amount to all of us at Ashgate to have had your support at our flagship event over the past four years.”

To register to take part inf the Sparkle Walk visit the website www.sparklenightwalk.org.uk.