Lighting the way to remembering loved ones as hospice holds its first Lantern Walk in King's Lynn
King’s Lynn’s The Walks park was filled with light from 150 lanterns as supporters of the Norfolk Hospice came together for its first ever Lantern Walk.
The event enabled participants to remember loved ones they have lost carrying a lantern over the 3km walk.
It started at dusk and the 150 walkers were each given a lantern to light the way along the route, in celebration of the life of the person or people they wanted to remember.
The Lantern Walk, which was organised in conjunction with King’s Lynn Borough Council was also sponsored by SFK Cooper, long standing supporters of the hospice.
As well as the lantern lit walk, participants were entertained by ‘Simply Sing’ – King’s Lynn Community Choir whilst Ben Norris, daytime presenter from KLFM also attended.
The hospice thanked the 22 volunteers who gave up their time to help marshal the walk on Friday (8) and register the walkers as the event would not have been possible without them.
Donations are still coming in but so far the hospice has raised nearly £3,350 from the event.
Lindsey Atkin, the hospice’s community fundraising manager, said, “We were blown away by the success of our first ever Lantern Walk. To see so many people come together in such a poignant display of remembrance was wonderful and we are excited to develop this event further in 2019.”