Glorious sunshine, 2000+ walkers and an amazing sum for the Stars Appeal

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7:17am 3rd July 2017
(Updated 9:17am 3rd July 2017)

Over two thousand people turned out yesterday (Sunday 2nd July)  to show their support for the charity at Salisbury District Hospital

Organisers of this year's Walk for Wards say it looks like the event has raised over £100,000 for the Stars Appeal.

An emotional Dave Cates from the charity told Spire FM that money will make a huge difference to patients of all ages at our hospital:

"When a baby is born prematurely or critically ill we can offer their parents free accommodation where they can stay right next to their baby which is so important. We can make sure dementia patients are visited by singers, artists, dancers and story-makers to brighten their day, to help them feel psychologically better in hospital, to respond better to treatment and hopefully get them home sooner. We can make sure that when a family is in crisis and have a loved one fighting for their life they are supported by a hospital chaplain."

Many of the walkers taking part had signs on their back for the ward or person they were walking for:

Walk for Wards sign ( Spire)

Former Britain's Got Talent finalist Damon Scott (pictured below) addressed the walkers before they set off  around the beautiful grounds of Wilton House.

Pat Sissons at Walk for Wards

Damon told Spire FM he too was grateful for the support of the Stars Appeal:

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