Treetops Moonlight Walk
PUBLISHED: 15:21 19 August 2011 | UPDATED: 19:52 20 February 2013
Over 450 ladies braved the rain to raise funds for Treetops Hospice by taking part in a seven mile moonlight walk around Derby
Over 450 ladies braved the rain to raise funds for Treetops Hospice by taking part in a seven mile moonlight walk around Derby. Dressed in distinctive mint green T-shirts, the walkers set off from Derby Rugby Club in high spirits, with some including Julie Tarbit of Ockbrook who was celebrating her birthday sporting butterfly wings and tutus. Anne Vaughan from Long Eaton was walking in memory of her father, Dennis Flowers. She commented, The last days of his life were spent at home and the lovely ladies from Treetops came and sat with him while my mum got some well-deserved rest. The first walkers returned just after 11.30pm with everyone back by 12.40am. Early figures showed the event raised 41,000 for the charity, which provides respite care through the hospice in Risley and a team of home nurses for adults in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire. Treetops chief executive, George Cameron, added: It was a fantastic sight to see the hundreds of ladies whod turned out to support us. Thank you so much to them all from the Treetops Hospice staff, volunteers and above all the people we care for.