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Hospice set to host Pumpkin Parade

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Hospice set to host Pumpkin Parade

An event for youngsters filled with plenty of pumpkins hopes to be fun for the whole family.

Following on from its success last year, St Nicholas Hospice Care will be holding its second Pumpkin Parade and hopes the day will again prove a smashing success.

Taking place on Saturday, 26 October, the occasion, which is sponsored by the Cambridge Care Company, will see children complete a specially designed 1km walk around the charity’s Bury St Edmunds hospice grounds in Hardwick Lane.

The route will be lined with pumpkins and youngsters are welcome to dress up in pumpkin-themed outfits if they wish. Some 84 children took part in 2018’s event, which saw £2,000 raised for the charity.

Emma Clements, the hospice’s major events fundraiser, said: “Last year’s Pumpkin Parade proved so popular we knew we had to do it again.

“It was lovely to see so many families enjoying the Hospice’s grounds and garden and we are hoping even more children and their families will join us this year.”

Those who want to can raise funds for the hospice by asking their friends and family to sponsor their walk. There is no time limit on the walk, although it should take youngsters around 45 minutes to complete.

Following their walk children can also take part in art and craft activities, and all youngsters taking part will receive a medal and some sweets.

It costs £5 per child to take part in the event, which runs from 10am until 1pm. All funds raised will go to support the charity, which supports those living with dying, death and grief.

For more information on the event and to book tickets, please visit www.stnicholashospice.org.uk/news-community/events-listing/pumpkin-parade/