St Elizabeth Hospice Midnight walk reaches major milestone
18/04/2019 - St Elizabeth Hospice
As the days get longer and the weather gets nicer, more and more local people are signing up to support St Elizabeth Hospice and their annual Midnight walk with a significant milestone of 1500 participants signed up already.
This year the event takes place on Saturday 11 May from Trinity Park. The six-mile and ten-mile routes have been changed from last year and hundreds of people will soon be walking in memory of loved ones who have been cared for by the hospice.
Several large groups have entered to walk in memory of loved ones, such as Mel’s Angels – more than 25 friends and family walking the 10-mile route in memory of Mel Mayhew who passed away in January from cancer. Debbie’s Soles is a similar sized group of friends and family walking in memory of Debbie Arthur, who was also cared for at the hospice and passed away from cancer.
Rebecca Jedrzejewski is one of the event organisers who said: “We are so lucky to have the most wonderful supporters who choose to remember their loved ones by taking part in the Midnight Walk. It’s a really important part of our fundraising calendar every year and we work hard to make the event different each year to make sure our walkers enjoy themselves as much as possible whilst they are out on the route. The event wouldn’t be possible without our volunteers and our sponsor, Bluebell Mortgages and route sponsor, David Button Independent Funeral Services. There is still plenty of time to get signed up to the walk – and don’t forget to bring your 80s gear as this year’s theme is 1989 in celebration of our 30th birthday.”
To take part visit the website: http://www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/midnightwalk
Photo Credit: St Elizabeth’s Hospice