Walking off into the sunrise for hospice funds

Sunrise - the sun greets walkers as they raise money for Saint Michael's Hospice (110918AM13)
Sunrise - the sun greets walkers as they raise money for Saint Michael's Hospice (110918AM13)
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More than 200 people set out in the dark to see the sunrise and raise money for Saint Michael’s Hospice.

The Saint Michael’s Hospice Ripon Sunrise Walk participants met up at 5.30am at Sawley Village Hall before tackling the six mile route around Ripon.

Knees up - walkers taken through their paces (110918AM6)

Knees up - walkers taken through their paces (110918AM6)

Lee Farline, 35, from Ripon and his family were walking in memory of his mum who had spent time at Saint Michael’s day therapy unit. He said he didn’t mind the early start. “It doesn’t matter what time it is, there is no worthier cause than Saint Michael’s. They really are unsung heroes. They did so much for mum and for us as a family and we want to raise as much money as we can so they can keep doing what they’re doing”.

Sharon Gudgeon walked with her son Tom and his friends from Outwood Academy, Ripon, said: “It’s such a good cause. We all wanted to help raise some money and take part in such a beautiful walk.” One of the youngest walkers was four-year-old Jago Taylor, from Sawley.