The St Elizabeth Hospice Midnight walk is back!
20/03/2019 - St Elizabeth Hospice
Last year, over 2,473 walkers joined the St Elizabeth Hospice Midnight Walk, walking over 20,000 miles in total, raising over £230,000, eating over 7,000 biscuits and consuming more than 5,000 drinks.
This annual St Elizabeth Hospice event takes over 9 months of planning and needs 150 volunteers to make it possible. The Midnight Walk is now in its 13th year, which means over 20,000 local people have walked for St Elizabeth Hospice since 2006, raising almost £2 million in total for St Elizabeth Hospice so far!
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Joanne Rodger, Events Manager at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “On Saturday 11 May we need the people of Ipswich to join us and walk for their local hospice to help us continue helping local families. The Midnight Walk can raise enough money to run the hospice for a week, so it’s a really vital fundraising event for us and we need people to keep supporting us each year.
“This year’s event will be a throwback to 1989 (the year the hospice was established) to mark our 30th anniversary, so we’re asking everyone to get their leg warmers on and support our annual charity walk 80s-style!
“There is a six mile and ten mile route to choose from, which take our wonderful walkers around the outskirts of Ipswich but importantly both routes stop at the Hospice. Tickets cost £15 and walkers can also choose to fundraise in memory of a loved one. Or, if you don’t fancy completing the walk this year but still want to be involved, we still need volunteers to help make the event possible.”
Sign up to the Midnight Walk today at http://www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/midnightwalk
To volunteer, email: firstname.lastname@example.org