This year’s Paint The Park Pink walk was a record breaker for the London-based St. John’s Hospice.  In total, £15,000 was raised for the charity by over 200 supporters who showed up for the walk. Beginning in Regents Park, the walk was kicked off with a ribbon cutting by CEO Caroline Fox, along with Hospice patients. A lovely memorial balloon release also took place before the walk began.

The balloons released in memory of loved ones were not just any balloons, though. Supplied by the sustainable promotional product company Buddy Burst, the “Bio Balloons” were totally eco-friendly. In the spirit of the walk, the balloons were bright pink, printed with the walk’s logo, and most importantly, were biodegradable, being made entirely of natural latex.

The charity walk coursed friends, families, staff, and volunteers in a 5k ramble around Regents Park and Primrose Hill, where they were able to enjoy spectacular views of London. Once the walkers reached the finish line, they were able to enjoy a BBQ and refreshments. Many of the supporters stayed well into the afternoon to enjoy the post-walk festivities. Regarding the successful event, Fundraising Director Mark Thomas said, ‘A big thank you to everyone who took part and help us raise this incredible amount, our Hospice simply which could not run without the generosity of our supporters and the help of our volunteers.’

St. John’s Hospice is kept up and running by the support of over 150 volunteers. Thanks to the hard work and generosity of these volunteers, over 4,000 patients are cared for each year by the organisation.

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