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M Markovitz Ltd announced as main sponsor for Ashgate Hospicecare’s Sparkle Night Walk 2018

Ashgate Hospicecare is thrilled to announce that Markovitz have agreed to continue their sponsorship of our flagship fundraising event, the Sparkle Night Walk which will take place on Saturday the 7th July 2018.

Chesterfield’s biggest fundraising event, which saw 2,563 local people walk the 10km route across the town, raised an unbelievable £202,500 for patients and their families across North Derbyshire, the High Peak and the Derbyshire Dales.

David Hopkins, CEO of the Markovitz Group, said: “As the main sponsor of this year’s Sparkle Night Walk we were delighted to see so many people turn out in support of such a well-run event. We were even more thrilled to hear that the night had raised well over £200,000 for Ashgate Hospicecare; such a worthy cause providing an essential service for our community. Here at Markovitz we are proud to continue our association as main sponsors with next year’s Sparkle Night Walk and we wish it every success.”

Esther Preston, Director of Fundraising and Marketing at Ashgate Hospicecare, said: “We are delighted to have M Markovitz Ltd as the main sponsor for our Sparkle Night Walk for a second year running. It is only thanks to the generous support of our sponsors that we are able to put on an event of this scale and raise much needed funds to support the increasing number of people who require hospice care.”

Hundreds of local people gave fantastic feedback on the event. Eileen Lowe, from Matlock in Derbyshire, said, “What an amazing night. Walking down the bypass was surreal, the atmosphere was electric. Thanks to all the volunteers & public who cheered us on. Such a worthwhile cause!”

Registration for the M Markovitz Ltd Sparkle Night Walk 2018 is now open. M Markovitz Ltd are hosting a Home Improvement Show on the 20th and 21st October between 10am and 5pm at The Palace Hotel in Buxton where people can sign up for the Early Bird price of just £10. For more information, please visit

You can also enter online at or by phoning the fundraising team on 01246 233404.


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