Go the extra mile for St Catherine's Hospice Midnight Walk

Published: 13 Feb 2018

St Catherine's Hospice Midnight Walk is back! With brand new walking routes, it’s the ideal chance to make your steps count while raising funds for your local hospice.


Taking place in Horsham on Saturday 9 June, the walk, sponsored by Gatwick Airport, is open to everyone aged 10 and over and offers a choice of seven, 13 or 20 miles. It starts at 8pm or 10pm depending on your chosen distance.


Wendy Buckingham, 44, 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!”


Nearly 1,000 people walked through Horsham in a spectacular sea of orange last year but St Catherine’s is hoping even more of you will pull on your walking shoes in 2018.


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. 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.


Louise Brown, Events Fundraiser at St Catherine’s said: “Signing up for our Midnight Walk is something to be proud of. Your support is vital in helping us be there for everyone who needs us, so we hope lots of you will join us in June and help make this year’s Midnight Walk a night to remember.”


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.


Now’s the chance to make your steps count – will you take it?


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.

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