Yellow Ribbon Walk for Marie Curie Newcastle

Walk a little this May, and it will go a long way towards funding for new facilities at one of the region’s beloved hospices.

The Friends of Marie Curie Centre Newcastle have organised a Yellow Ribbon Walk at the world-famous Kirkharle, the birthplace of renowned landscape architect Capability Brown. Take in one of three stunning walks in the rolling Northumberland countryside, and your donation will help to provide a new family unit at Marie Curie’s Newcastle hospice.

The hospice installed its first family unit in 2013, providing space for relatives and a private, peaceful space for inpatients. The addition of a second unit would allow more people to be treated by nurses with their family in close attendance.

Wade Financial are proud to support the charity and the Elswick hospice in particular, having witnessed first hand the profound impact of their work.

“The family unit provides something of a home from home for those requiring care,” says Ian Little, financial planner and a member of the hospice’s development board. “It’s proven incredibly popular over the past five years. Imagine how many more people Marie Curie could help with more of these facilities available?”

The walks cost £10 per adult or £5 per child, and wind through some of the most picturesque countryside our region has to offer, featuring breathtaking woodland, scenic pastures and lakeside views.

“Through our partnership with the National Garden Scheme, we’ve seen the North East in full bloom, and Kirkharle is right up there in terms of natural beauty,” says Ian. “It’s only thirty minutes up the road from Newcastle city centre, but it feels like it’s a world away.”

“We hope plenty of people join our friends there in May, enjoy a great day out, and raise some funds for an incredibly worthwhile cause.”

To RSVP your place, email rsvpfriendsofmariecurie@gmail.com, or call 01830 540 395.

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