Untitled-1Over 350 walkers turned Bournemouth promenade into a sea of pink for this year’s Twilight Walk in support of the Bournemouth Hospital Charity’s Jigsaw Appeal.

The walk was started by the new Mayor of Bournemouth, Councillor Dr Rodney Cooper, and Mayoress Mrs Elaine Cooper.

Walkers enjoyed fine weather and a party atmosphere and with more participants than last year, the charity hopes to raise more funds for the planned Jigsaw Building at the hospital.

Lindsey Sturman, Fundraising Manager of the Bournemouth Hospital Charity, said: “The Twilight Walk is an event we really look forward to and this year did not disappoint. It was a fantastic evening, with women, men, children and dogs all joined together to raise funds and awareness for the women across Dorset. We would like to say a big thank you to everybody who took part and also to those who helped make the event possible including our wonderful volunteers.

“We have already set the date for next year’s walk, which will take place on Friday 6 June 2014, so please put the dates in your diaries so you don’t miss out on this wonderful event.”

The new Women’s Health and Cancer Unit at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital will be a centre of excellence to screen, diagnose and treat patients with breast and gynaecological cancer and for families undergoing complications in early pregnancy, including miscarriages.

You can still donate money towards the Twilight Walk appeal and all those who took part in the Twilight Walk are reminded to submit their sponsorship money to the Bournemouth Hospital Charity office. You can find out more at www.bournemouthhospitalcharity.co.uk, email charity@rbch.nhs.uk or call 01202 704060.

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