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City Hospices raises over £19,000 and lights up the streets in 10k Sparkle Walk to help memories of loved ones shine

City Hospice hosted their first Sparkle Walk, a 10k night-time walk on Saturday 21st September 2019.

Over 250 members of the Cardiff community came together to walk in memory of loved ones, and also in support of the work of City Hospice.

City Hospice Sparkle Walk 2019

Walkers were provided with a T-Shirt on which they could write the names of their loved one. These T-shirts were worn by everyone taking part as well as many participants donning fairy lights and carrying glow sticks. The 10k walk started at Insole Court in Llandaff at 9pm. Participants then headed to City Hospice in Whitchurch before returning back to Insole Court to  receive a much deserved medal and Goody bag . The Sparkle Walkers were also given the opportunity to leave a message for their loved one in the hospice’s Memory Garden. The garden was generously provided by Pugh’s Garden Village.

Sparkle Walk 2019

Daisy Magill, Events & Fundraising Coordinator said:

“We have had so many lovely comments and messages about the event. The awareness it has raised of City Hospice is fantastic. We were so pleased to welcome members of the community to Ty Hosbis to demonstrate what a warm and welcoming environment it is.

The Difference you have all made

The money raised at the Sparkle Walk will go towards helping City Hospice continue to provide end of life care. Along with enabling the hospice to continue providing counselling to adults and children.

City Hospice is the only at-home palliative care provider in Cardiff. They provide care to those with life-limiting conditions. The team work in the hospice based in Whitchurch as well as in the community. City Hospice need to raise £2million per year which is achieved through fundraising events and donations.

Sparkle Walk 2019
The City Hospice Sparkle Walk 2019 would not have been possible without the fantastic support of local businesses, community groups and individuals your donated their time and efforts. These include; Hugh James Legal, Sainsburys, Argos, Insole court, Rhiwbina RFC, Companies House, Village Hotels Cardiff, Wessex Garages and many more individuals. And a special thank you to this year’s event sponsors HCB Solicitors.

How to Get Involved

There are plenty of great ways to get involved and help raise money for City Hospice. Any funds raised have a massive impact on our charity and we're so grateful to all those who give up their time for us.



Volunteering is for everyone and we're sure to have a role that will be of interest to you.

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Whether you bake a cake or run a half marathon, every pound you raise will help us ensure we can keep being there for patients and their families throughout Cardiff.

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Your donation can help us continue to care for patients with cancer and other life limiting illnesses, and their families, in Cardiff.

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Other great ways to get involved: Platinum Pledge Gift in Your Will