Local taxi drivers show support for Willen Hospice
Drivers from a local taxi firm are swapping four wheels for two feet next week as they join in the Men’s MK Midday Moo to support Willen Hospice. Skyline Taxis has signed up 26 of its male office staff and drivers to take part in the sponsored walk, which is being organised by the local charity.
The brand new event, exclusively for men, takes place on Saturday 22 June 2019 at 12 noon and follows a seven-mile route from the Hospice to the Rugby Club in Emerson Valley.
Director of Skyline Taxis, Gavin Sokhi, is the driving force behind the sign-ups, having encouraged his colleagues to participate to raise money for a good cause. The team is made of colleagues from Milton Keynes and Northampton and the group has already raised over £700 of their £1500 target on JustGiving.
He said “Skyline Taxis are proud to support such a great cause; Willen Hospice have touched the lives of most people in Milton Keynes. High five to the Skyline Team for supporting”.
Tracey Jago, Events Manager at Willen Hospice said “Every year we host the ladies’ Moo and men often ask us if they can join in. This year, we are giving them an event of their own! We hope they will step up and join us – whether in groups, pairs or on their own - and help raise vital funds to support local people who really need the specialist, compassionate care we provide for them and their families.”
The Men’s MK Midday Moo route takes in two pub stops along the way, with a free drink included at each. The event finishes at a food festival arranged by the MK Rugby Club. Everyone who takes pre-registers and takes part will receive a finishers t-shirt.
The event is open to all males over 14 years old. Registration for the walk is £20 each, which covers the cost of the event. Walkers are encouraged to fundraise as much as they can to help the Hospice raise additional funds.
The Men’s MK Midday Moo is in addition to the ladies’ MK Midnight Moo which will take place on 13 July. Ladies who haven’t yet signed up are invited to join the ten-mile midnight walk, or new Half-Moo (10km), through Milton Keynes.
Willen Hospice needs to raise £4.7 million a year, that’s £9 a minute to continue caring for patients at the Hospice and in the community.
For more information and to book for the Men’s MK Midday Moo, visit www.willen-hospice.org.uk/mensmoo Online registration is recommended to secure a finishers t-shirt, but registrations are welcome on the day. Simply join the walk start point at Willen Hospice.