Go the extra mile for St Catherine’s Hospice Midnight Walk
Proudly sponsored by Gatwick Airport, 2018 sees the return of our biggest fundraising event: The Midnight Walk! With brand new walking routes, it’s the ideal chance to make your steps count while raising funds for your local hospice.
Taking place on Saturday 9 June 2018, the walk starts and ends at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre; but we’ve created three brand new walking routes: seven, 13 or 20 miles through the streets of Horsham. We’ve also added extra toilet and energy stations and, once again, there’ll be the chance to light a candle to remember someone you love.
Wendy Buckingham, from Surrey has already signed up. Last year she took part for the first time with a team of 12 family and friends. Wendy said: “We walked in memory of my husband Ken who St Catherine’s cared for. The best part was the camaraderie and the volunteer marshals were amazing, they kept us going. There’s a fantastic atmosphere and the night feels really special. Walking together as a family and having my girls take part for their Daddy was amazing. We can’t wait to do it all again this year!”
Following the success of last years Midnight Walk, with nearly 1,000 people taking part, we are hoping that more of you will put on your walking shoes for a walk beneath the stars. Men, women and children over the age of 10 are all welcome to join us at this event!
This year, the hospice is hoping to raise £125,000 to help them provide care and support to local terminally ill people when it’s needed most. The money you raise will help people like Donald, who St Catherine’s Therapies Team arranged a walker for, so he could go into town and buy his wife a surprise bouquet of flowers.
It takes someone very special to do our Midnight Walk and help make it a night to remember! Our walk wouldn’t be the same without you and we really hope you’ll join us in June. Go on – be a hospice hero and make every mile matter!
Ready to join this inspiring night? Sign up online at: www.stch.org.uk/midnightwalk or call St Catherine’s Events Team on 01293 447355. Make sure you sign up by 20 April to receive a special early bird entry rate of £10. After 20 April, it’ll cost £15 to take part. All entry fees include a free T-shirt, finisher’s breakfast and medal.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re walking for the first time, a personal challenge or in memory of someone you love. It just matters that you walk.