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Lord Pembroke launches Walk for Wards 2013 at Wilton House

By jspiteri  |  Posted: February 07, 2013

Stars Appeal President Lord Pembroke and appeal committee chairman Toddy Westropp launch Walk for Wards at Wilton House

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STARS Appeal president Lord Pembroke has officially launched Walk for Wards and is inviting local people to take part in the event which takes place in the grounds of Wilton House, his ancestral home, on Sunday 23rd June.

Lord Pembroke said, “Our local hospital does such a great job and the work of the Stars Appeal makes an enormous difference to people in every ward and department.

"Last year’s walkers raised a record-breaking £63,000. Much of that went towards enhancing the new Neonatal Unit and attached parents’ accommodation, projects especially close to my heart as I was cared for in the old Neonatal Unit as a baby.

"Now I encourage local people to get involved again. Come and join this year’s walk at Wilton House to raise even more funds for important charitable projects around our hospital.”

Over the last seven years, thousands of local people have enjoyed the annual Stars Appeal Walk for Wards.

As a result the event has raised hundreds of thousands of pounds to help fund additional care, the latest equipment and a better environment for patients in Salisbury District Hospital.

To register for Walk for Wards visit www.starsappeal.org or call 01722 429005 to request an entry form.

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