Photos: First Hospice Little Heroes fund-raiser
The youngsters, from tiny tots up to 12 year olds, put their best little feet forward to raise money for Pendleside Hospice.
And the fun event, which involved walking a three-mile circuit of the park in the sunshine, did what it set out to do – encourage lots of community spirit, provide fun and laughs and promote exercise for children, while raising funds for Pendleside Hospice.
This was the first of what is set to be a regular summer event just for children. Around 400 of them, wearing their Little Hospice Hero T-shirts, joined in. The fully marshalled walk took around two hours and at the end each child was rewarded with a medal, certificate and goody bag.
Families spent time in a marquee on the field before and after the walk where they could have fun with face painting, bouncy castles and children’s entertainment.
Kaye Bartle of the hospice said: “Well done to everyone who took part and thanks to sponsors Sanderson Dance and Fitness and Lomeshaye Village Day Nursery. This event will have raised thousands of pounds of much-needed funds.”