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Auntie’s Memory Inspires Moonlight Walker Jayne

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Jayne Ferns had plenty of inspiration when she decided to sign up for Douglas Macmillan Hospice’s MINI Moonlight Walk.

The 38 year old from Weston Coyney is taking part for the first time having always wanted to do it to honour the memory of her auntie Valerie Barnett who was cared for at the Hospice in 1986.

She has also undertook an incredible weight loss regime, coming from 26 stone down to 12 stone in four years so she could have children.

Jayne has teamed up with friend Tracey Rimmer, and the duo were actually the first two people to sign up for the revamped MINI Moonlight Walk.

Together they have raised £270 in sponsorship and hope to have even more before the event takes place on Saturday 13th July.

Jayne commented,

“My auntie Valerie was like a mother to me, and I am doing the Moonlight Walk to honour her memory.

“I’ve already done a nine mile walk to my parents’ house to prepare myself for it. When I heard about the Moonlight Walk I was determined to do it; having always wanted to take part.”

Liz Clarke, Head of Fundraising said,

“We would like to thank Jayne and Tracey for becoming MINI Moonlighters. The MINI Moonlight Walk always attracts a high number of our lady supporters, and we are hoping to break a record for participants and sponsorship during our 40th year.

“The money raised from the MINI Moonlight Walk will help the Hospice to continue to provide the highest level of care for local people suffering from life limiting illnesses.”

The MINI Moonlight Walk takes place on Saturday 13th July starting from Fenton Manor Sports Complex. Entry fee is £10 with the option of dedicating a candle in memory, which will be displayed in the Hospice’s gardens on the night.


Supporters have until Sunday 30th June to register, they can visit to register online or pick up an entry form from our Main Reception, with the first 1000 signups receiving a commemorative t-shirt.

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