KEMP Christmas events hailed a success

Two of KEMP Hospice’s big Christmas fundraising events have happened over the last two weeks with the Santa Fun Run on 1 December and Light Up A Life on Saturday 7 December.

The Santa Fun Run at Brinton Park saw a total of 461 people take part across the three runs (1k, 5k and 10k) and the 25-mile cycle, which was a great turn out. The whole community got involved and there were some great teams representing families, friends and local business and someone even celebrated their birthday by taking part.

KEMP is delighted with the way the event turned out and wants to thank everyone who ran, marshalled or helped out in any way, especially its sponsors: St John’s Club. It is asking everyone who took part to ensure they get their sponsorship money or donations into KEMP by Christmas so it can start putting it to good use.

Saturday saw the return of the annual Light up a Life remembrance service. A blessing was given next to the Christmas tree at The Swan Centre with special guests Freddi and Niven, who performed their beautiful song ‘It’s Your Time Now’, using this song to raise funds for KEMP. It was then followed by a wonderful service at the Town Hall and the Kidderminster Valentines were there to support the event as well. This was a family event and the KEMP For Kids team put on an excellent Christmas grotto for children of all ages to enjoy.

Head of Fundraising, Cathy Sloan, said, “We’re really grateful to everyone who turned up, took part, volunteered, fundraised or gave so generously in any of these events. Every penny raised is spent right here in the Wyre Forest providing support for patients, families and carers who are experiencing life-limiting illness and or going through bereavement.”