Hornsea Freeport staff raise valuable funds for Dove House Hospice

midnight walk
midnight walk

Staff members from outlet shopping centre, Hornsea Freeport, have raised over £360 for Dove House Hospice, after painting the town pink as part of the local charity’s annual midnight walk earlier this month.

Sporting flashing pink headbands and pink Dove House T-shirts, the fundraisers, Julie Blackwell, Karen Consitt and Allison Fearnley from specialist outdoorwear store Craghoppers, alongside Jayne Roberts, Administrator at Hornsea Freeport, took part in the ladies-only event.

They walked from midnight until 2.00am, along a route which took in Queen’s Gardens, old town, the marina and Victoria Dock and raised money through sponsorship.

Hornsea Freeport Centre Manager, Simon Tudor, said: “Hornsea Freeport is committed to raising as much money as possible for Dove House Hospice, and I’m delighted that our staff members were able to raise these valuable funds by taking on the midnight walk. The team had a fantastic time for what was another incredibly successful event for Dove House.”

Dove House Hospice provides specialist palliative care to people with all types of life limiting illnesses. The hospice opened in 1983 and has become a core part of health provision in the region, with the specified aim of helping patients and families live life to the full.

Dove House Hospice does not charge for its services. However, the yearly running cost for the hospice is £5.6million and it only receives local authority funding for 48 days a year, meaning it has to rely on financial donations, fund-raising events and public support to keep the hospice providing its services to local people.

Hornsea Freeport has more than 30 factory outlet stores offering up to 50% discounts on famous brands, including Thorntons, Clarks, Nike, Cotton Traders, Accessories and The Wedding Collection.

With places to eat and drink, family events and children’s entertainment, Hornsea Freeport is also close to the beach and many east coast attractions, making it a perfect destination for a family day out.

For more details, visit www.hornseafreeport.com or call 01964 534211.