The 2012 Midnight Walk, to raise money for St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice, will take place on Saturday 9 June, through Crewe and Nantwich. Although the event is usually oversubscribed, this year the organisers are facing a deficit in numbers and are keen to encourage anyone who would like to participate, to sign up now.
For the eighth consecutive year, fundraisers at St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice are busy organising their successful annual Midnight Walk and with two months to go, half of this year’s 1,700 places have been filled. Although this is a fantastic achievement, the uptake on registration has been much slower than previous years and the hospice really needs to hit its target number of walkers, to ensure that they are able to raise the much needed funds.
The walk commences at midnight and up to 1,700 ladies cover 13.1 miles to raise sponsorship money for St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice. Every penny of sponsorship money raised goes straight to the hospice, which cares for patients from across many areas of Cheshire and Staffordshire including Winsford, Middlewich, Crewe, Nantwich, Sandbach, Alsager and Kidsgrove.
Jane Thompson, head of event management for over ten years explained why the walk is so important to the hospice and the local people who benefit from its existence: “The money raised by the annual Midnight Walk is very important to the hospice. It’s the largest single fundraising event that we organise, and the money raised by the walk provides approx 45 days of hospice care to patients suffering from life-limiting illnesses.”
Everyone who registers for the walk will receive their Midnight Walk t-shirt straight away, and if local residents keep their eyes peeled, they may see some ladies in bright turquoise Midnight Walk tops, practising the route between Crewe and Nantwich.
If 13.1 miles sounds a bit too far, there is an option to participate in the Half Moon version of the walk, which totals 6.5 miles.
St Luke’s is still hopeful of raising in excess of £250,000 from the 2012 Midnight Walk, which will go to directly supporting the running of the hospice; which costs in the region of £6,200 per day run.
If you would like to sign up to participate in this year’s Midnight Walk, register now on the website: www.midnightwalk.co.uk or call 01606 555 688.