Hollyoaks star is set to launch moonlight walk for hospice

Marcus Patrick
Marcus Patrick

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MORE than 1,000 people have signed up to take part in this year’s Moonlit Memories Walk with one month to go.

The 10th Anniversary Moonlit Memories Walk – in aid of the Rowans Hospice in Purbrook – takes place on Saturday, June 10.

Marcus Patrick, ex-Hollyoaks star, will do the countdown to the start of the walk at 10pm on Castle Field, Southsea, next month.

Marcus, who is from Gosport and grew up in Wickham, gave his support to The Rowans, which offers specialist palliative care to those with life-limiting illnesses, following a visit to centre last year when he was starring in the Kings Theatre pantomime.

Teresa Jeffery, fundraiser from the hospice, said: ‘We are delighted to have the support of Marcus at our flagship event, which really is promising to be a night to remember.

‘We will also have a photo booth in the registration tent so people can record the occasion. All walkers will receive a commemorative medal at the finish to celebrate their achievement.’

Paul Hepple was the 1,000th walker to sign up. Paul, 55, is walking in memory of his mum and dad alongside his two brothers, three sisters, daughters and granddaughters.

Paul said: ‘My mum was looked after at Rowans Hospice in 2002 and I lost my dad to leukaemia last November, so the Hepple clan is walking for mum and dad.’

To sign up go to rowanshospice.co.uk/walk by June 5.