North West Hospice Memorial Walk 2024

North West Hospice is excited to announce the return of its highly anticipated Memorial Walk, taking place on Sunday, April 14th, 2024. This annual event, now in its 9th year, promises a day of remembrance, community spirit, and vital fundraising to support the invaluable work of North West Hospice.

Participants will embark on a picturesque 5km walk, tracing the tranquil path along the Garavogue River into the serene Doorly Park in Sligo. Suitable for all ages and fitness levels, the walk offers an opportunity for reflection, camaraderie, and community support. Last year, the Memorial Walk saw an astounding turnout of nearly 300 participants, collectively raising an impressive €38,052.00. These funds have directly benefited patients and families across the region, providing specialised compassionate care and support during challenging times.


At North West Hospice, every euro raised makes a tangible difference. All aspects of the Hospice service including the Inpatient unit, Community Palliative Care Service, Hospital Palliative Care and the Bereavement service, has seen an exponential increase in activity in the last 10 years, with overall referrals to the service, 30% greater compared to 2014.  Proceeds from the Memorial Walk go towards developing and enhancing palliative care services, ensuring that patients and their families receive the specialised support they need. From facility improvements to essential equipment procurement, these funds play a vital role in advancing the hospice’s mission of compassionate care.

“Every year, the North West Hospice Memorial Walk is a great day out! It’s not just about fundraising; it’s a day filled with laughter, togetherness, and beautiful memories. Families and friends come out to honour their loved ones in the most heartwarming way possible!” – Olive McTague, North West Hospice Charity Manager

Registration for the Memorial Walk is now open, and participants can sign up online at walk www.northwesthospice/memorialwalk. For those wishing to order a personalised T-shirt honouring a loved one for this year’s walk the deadline is April 5th, 2024. For further information or enquiries please contact the North West Hospice at 071 9170523.

Join us on April 14th as we come together to honour lives, support families, and make a meaningful difference in our community. Together, we can ensure that every moment counts!