Olivia steps out for the Hospice

Olivia Nash is encouraging the Larne community to support the annual Hospice walk which will take place on Saturday, March 31. INLT 08-604-CON

Olivia Nash is encouraging the Larne community to support the annual Hospice walk which will take place on Saturday, March 31. INLT 08-604-CON

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Northern Ireland Hospice’s vice-president Olivia Nash is encouraging the people from her hometown to help make miles of difference by supporting the 2012 Hospice walks.

The Hospice walks offer 10 different stunning walking locations across Northern Ireland, one of which is a five-mile and nine-mile walk along the coast of Larne, taking place on Saturday, March 31 at 10am.

This year the NI Hospice walk event target is £180,000 and is needed to help support the annual fundraising target of over £5 million.

The walk event attracts thousands of people of all ages and abilities. Local celebrities such as Hospice vice-president Olivia Nash will be amongst those walking to raise money for the charity. The walk routes are organised by local volunteers who marshal the walk and are a friendly face offering refreshments at the finish line.

“Every pound donated or raised will make a difference” says Olivia. “As vice-president for Northern Ireland Hospice, I am delighted to be part of this annual event. By committing to the walk and getting sponsored, people will be making a big difference as the money raised will make a huge impact on the lives of local people, people in our community.

“Sponsorship money of £30 will pay an hour of specialist nursing care for a patient being cared for at home. I will do all I can to promote the 2012 walk and hope as many local people as possible turn out after such a long winter for a bit of craic.”

To register for the Hospice walk, visit nihospice.org or call 028 9077 7123.