Walk for women’s health projects this May at Twilight Walk for Women
Bournemouth Hospital Charity is looking to help raise funds to enhance women’s health treatment with this year’s Twilight Walk for Women.
The event – taking place on Friday 17 May at the Bournemouth Pier Approach – will once again bring the local community together to walk either 1km, 5km or 10km along the Bournemouth beachfront.
Twilight Walk for Women is one of the Charity’s flagship events and has helped to support the many thousands of women who are treated at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital each year. The event has raised valuable funds to purchase equipment for the Jigsaw Building which is home to the Hospital’s breast care, gynaecological and early pregnancy departments.
Vanessa Wood, Lead Specialist Nurse in our Early Pregnancy Assessment Unit explains the importance of fundraising for our women’s health departments,
“Almost all women will in some way or another encounter a gynaecological or breast health issue during the course of their lifetime. By investing in our women’s health diagnostic, early pregnancy and treatment centre, you will be ensuring we can invest in the best equipment and facilities for patients facing concerns with a range of health issues.”
Since the inaugural event in 2011, Twilight Walk for Women has raised in excess of £100,000 for women’s health treatment and has been designed to be accessible to all, no matter of age or ability, with participants able to walk, skip, jog or run. All people are encouraged to walk for women – including all husbands, brothers, uncles and friends.
Anyone wanting to sign up can do so at BHCharity.org/twilight/, by visiting the Charity Office in the Royal Bournemouth Hospital or by calling 01202 704060.