Lichfield Hens to descend on city for St. Giles Hospice

Left to right: Cara Taylor and Kay Wilcox with other members of the Fairy Cakes team at Lichfield Cathedral

Left to right: Cara Taylor and Kay Wilcox with other members of the Fairy Cakes team at Lichfield Cathedral

Over 1,000 women will take part in what is quite possibly the biggest hen night Lichfield has ever seen. Bride-to-be Cara Taylor is getting married in September and will be combining her pre-marital celebrations with a spot of fundraising for local charity, St. Giles Hospice along with 22 of her friends.

Cara (34) who lives in Lichfield met her fiance Mark Russon 10 years ago after being set up on a blind date by a friend said, “The Solstice Walk is one of three hen night celebrations my friends have planned, and we’ll be wearing team t-shirts, which have been generously sponsored by E & S Riding Centre, Heel with Neil, Wilcox Refinishers, Globetek and viviennebaileyphotography, and printed with strategically placed fairy cakes!

“We have been overwhelmed by the support of the local community, and really want to thank an anonymous gentleman who stopped us while we were out training at Stowe Pool in Lichfield last month and sponsored us £20!”

Anyone can sponsor Cara by going to her JustGiving page. Cara is already a supporter of St. Giles Hospice, playing their lottery and attending the Light up a Life services to light a candle in memory of her friend Jane Blythe. She adds, “St Giles has touched the lives of so many local people, and this is why we want to give something back by taking part in the Solstice Walk.”

St. Giles Hospice is a registered charity which offers high quality medical and nursing care for people with cancer and other serious illnesses. Patients come from across the West Midlands, including Lichfield and Burntwood and surrounding areas. Last year’s Solstice Walk raised more than £100,000 and has generated £150,000 for St. Giles Hospice since it first started in 2007. This money is relied on very heavily by the charity which needs £6 million per year, of which only a third is provided by the Government.

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