A fundraiser for a local hospice that has been running for nine consecutive years is back and is bigger and louder than ever before.
Ladies in the Night Walk has been raising money for Michael Sobell Hospice Charity in Northwood for the past nine years.
Their next walk is taking place on Friday, September 20 and features two different routes, one of 5.5 miles and the other being a longer route of 10 miles.
Both walks start and finish on the Michael Sobell Hospice site at Mount Vernon Hospital and after listening to feedback from last year’s event, the walk has been reversed, so participants will start their challenge going down Ducks Hill Road instead of walking uphill.
Entry costs £20 for everyone and those signing up on the night will pay £30 on-the-door, children under 12 can take part for just £5 and anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Event planner and MSHC spokesperson, Ophelia Chambers-Henry, said: “This has been a very difficult year in fundraising for the charity. However, we intend to put on a great show for those supporting the ninth Ladies in the Night Walk and who are walking in memory of a loved one.
“We have reversed the route, which means Ducks Hill is at the beginning of the walk and can assure every walker, all MSHC charity shops will be open for walker ‘pit-stops’ during their challenge, along with St Thomas More RC Church, Field End Road, and Allsop Durn Solicitors, our event sponsors.
“Michael Sobell Hospice Charity really needs everyone’s support even more this year, so we can continue to fund and maintain our day-care Hospice provision, along with achieving our biggest goal which is to refurbish and re-open the Hospice in-patient unit.
“We need a massive show on the streets, so let’s ‘strut our stuff’ in support of Michael Sobell Hospice and end-of-life care. Hope to see you all on the night!”
For more information or to sign up, visit michaelsobellhospice.co.uk
Photo courtesy of Hugh Harkness