St Peter's Hospice Launches Annual Midnight Walk

St Peter's Hospice Midnight Walk

Women from across Greater Bristol are being urged to ‘Love Your Hospice’ by enrolling on a fun, night time walk around the city. Called the St Peter’s Hospice Midnight Walk the event is being organised by the charity which is taking place on Saturday 7 July and was launched on Valentine’s Day.

Themed ‘Love Your Hospice’ members of Bristol Academy Women’s FC were on hand to help launch the event which the organisers are hoping will attract 2,000 women.

Starting at 10.30pm from Bristol City Football Club at Ashton Gate the walk covers 10 miles through a well-marshalled route around the city, which takes in the Clifton Suspension Bridge, Brandon Hill and the ss Great Britain. There is also a five-mile route for those who perhaps want to take it a little easier with both walks finishing at the football club.

Jo Gibbons, head of fundraising said: “The last two years have been really well supported and we want to build on that success.

“It’s also become a major fundraising event for the hospice so it’s really important we get as many women signed up to take part.

“What’s really good about the walk is the camaraderie amongst all those who take part from the walkers, marshals and organisers. It’s amazing to see  2,000 women all dressed in pink walking through Bristol city centre.

“You don’t have to be super fit and many of those who have taken part over the years get dressed up to make it even more of an occasion.”

With the hospice only receiving 23% of the £6.5 million it needs to run its services from the NHS, the importance to get as many people signed up is vital so that it can continue its work caring for people with incurable illnesses.

As Bristol’s only adult hospice, last year it cared for 2,200 patients in the region and supported over 6,000 family members, including children.

Registration is £12 with walkers receiving an event pack, which includes a T-shirt.

To register an interest please email: themidnightwalk@stpetershospice.org

For more information about St. Peter’s Hospice please visit www.stpetershospice.org.uk

Pictured above, left to right at Ashton Gate is: Maria Del Carmen Moon Park, event fundraiser, St Peter’s Hospice, Corinne Yorston, captain of Bristol Academy Women’s FC, Jo Gibbons, head of fundraising, St Peter’s Hospice.

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