Dr Kershaw's Hospice in Oldham has announced that it has had to postpone this year's Hospice to Hospice Walk in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Royton-based hospice, along with their counterparts Spring Hill Hospice, say they have taken the difficult decision to postpone the event, which was due to take place on Sunday, April 26.
The Hospice to Hospice walk is one of the hospice’s biggest events and brings in vital income for the hospice.
It will be rescheduled by the event's organisers, who will be monitoring the situation in the coming weeks with the view to reschedule the event later in the year.
Events Fundraiser, Grace Carr, said: "The world is in an unprecedented situation responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. The safety of our participants, volunteers, patients and staff must come first.
"We know this news will be disappointing to many but we are hoping that we can still run this event later on in the year so that members of the community can walk in memory of their loved ones and still support the Hospice."
In addition, Grace adds: "Participants who have already pre-registered for this event will automatically have their funds transferred to the rescheduled date.
"However, if you have already pre-registered and wish to have your fee refunded simply call the hospice on 0161 624 2727 or contact us via email at email@example.com. We will be advising all supporters of the hospice in due course of any updates in regards to the hospice to hospice walk and all future events and ask you to bear with us during this time."
The hospice has also postponed their walk and talk sessions along with their bereavement cafe until further notice.
Due to Covid-19 (Coronavirus) we have taken the decision to postpone our walk and talk sessions along with our bereavement cafe until further notice. Please keep an eye on our social media for further updates. pic.twitter.com/INSgicRcRJ— Dr Kershaw's Hospice (@KershawsHospice) March 17, 2020