On behalf of everyone at St Luke's Hospice I would like to express our heartfelt thanks and gratitude to the 98 walkers who participated in this year's Sponsored Walk to raise funds for St Luke's Hospice.

'The best ever' - many people said, and although arduous and challenging, with climbs over Langdale Pike and up to Skiddaw, the effort made by everyone to complete their daily mileage target was as uplifting and inspiring as the glorious scenery of the Lake District, and all undertaken with generous spirits and in good humour.Many congratulations to you all.

Thank you also to the wonderful back-up team who supported them on their way, with refreshments, and words of encouragement. To our first-aider who bandaged the feet so they could carry on, and to the daily 'sweepers' who followed at the back to make sure everyone finished safely.

Thank you also to our sponsors Ace Awards, AllinCar Rental and Racal Acoustics for their generous contributions to the back-up costs.

All walkers and back-up team pay their own accommodation costs and travel, which means that the sponsorship raised by their efforts will go directly towards patient care.

St Luke's Hospice relies heavily on this support from people in our local community,and the hospice,and all those who have need of its services, thank this year's walkers very much indeed.


Chairman of the Trustees of St

Luke's Hospice