LEIGH'S Spinning Gate manager completed the 'Midnight Walk' last week, alongside many who were walking for lost loved ones.

Taking place at Robin Park Arena in Wigan on Friday, June 14, the 'Midnight Walk' brought people together from across the borough for a 5 mile walk in aid of Wigan and Leigh Hospice.

One of those who got involved in this year's walk was the manager of Leigh's Spinning Gate shopping centre, who completed the event in memory of her beloved uncle, Brian Cullen, who passed away at the hospice at the age of 51.

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The walk brought together people who walked in honour of the hospice and lost loved onesThe walk brought together people who walked in honour of the hospice and lost loved ones (Image: Wigan and Leigh Hospice)
With Karen preparing for the sponsored walk in recent weeks through gym sessions and walks, she achieved her target of £1,000 thanks to donations from generous individuals and organisations.

Like Karen, many of those who got involved have personal experience with the local hospice, which has supported residents with life-limiting illnesses for more than 40 years.

A vital organisation for many families across the borough, it costs Wigan and Leigh Hospice more than £6.7million each year to run its services, with two-thirds of this needing to be made up through the hospice shops, donations, and fundraising events.

Karen completed the walk in honour of her uncle BrianKaren completed the walk in honour of her uncle Brian (Image: Karen Cox)
Speaking about the event, Karen said: "What a brilliant night, to see so many people fundraising together for Wigan and Leigh Hospice was amazing.

“Having witnessed first hand the incredible support and care provided by Wigan and Leigh Hospice with my late uncle, this was the least I can do to help raise vital funds for them.

"I am proud to help support the hospice and am grateful to everyone who has kindly and generously donated."

To congratulate Karen's efforts and donate to Wigan and Leigh Hospice, you can donate via the Just Giving link here.