Compton Care hosted their first public event since lockdown restrictions were lifted in the grounds of Chillington Hall on Sunday 19th September, with in excess of 450 people in attendance.
The 5km Memory Walk, which saw Compton supporters reflecting on the past year and remembering loved ones no longer with us, many of whom had been cared for by the Wolverhampton-based charity, was also a successful fundraising initiative, with the charity on target to raise over £30,000 from the event.
Kate Kelly, Community & Events Manager, said: “We hope that everyone who came to the Memory Walk found it to be a poignant yet enjoyable day, and that it brought peace to those who were thinking about someone special during the route.
“We’re so pleased that so many members of the public embraced the event and raised an incredible amount of sponsorship, which all goes towards funding extraordinary care for our patients – we truly couldn’t do it without our amazing supporters.”
Those taking part were encouraged to decorate special memory tags with messages and photographs of their loved one which were displayed along the route. Participants were also able to select a special song which was added to a dedicated playlist and broadcast during the event.
Participants commented, “(It was an) absolutely wonderful event and such a beautiful setting” and “A wonderful day remembering so many special people.”
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