Become first from Tring on hospice walk

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A HOSPICE team’s appeal for more entrants from its home town for one of its biggest fundraising events has fallen on deaf ears.

Still not a single person from Tring has signed up for the Goodnight Walk on Saturday, June 18 organised by Iain Rennie Hospice at Home (IRHH).

The charity has seen the number of entrants rise from 24 to 43 for the 1970s-themed walk in Amersham, but none of the extra fundraisers are from Dacorum.

It is still just under halfway short of the 70 people signed up around this time last year, and the numbers in the 500 region needed to make its target £750,000 fundraising total.

This is despite a story in last week’s Gazette highlighting that just one team of three people from Berkhamsted had signed up in the entire borough. Last year saw 34 people sign up from Tring.

IRHH communications manager Gemma Walton said: “There must be about five hospice walks taking place within five weeks within a 50-mile radius, but I do not think that is any different from last year.”

TV presenter Fern Britton, who has helped on events in the past, has come on board to boost the walk, also supported by BBC Breakfast’s Bill Turnbull.

Sign up at www.gnwalk.com or call 01442 820741.