Dust off your trainers and gather your friends because St Catherine’s Hospice Midnight Walk is back!
Taking place on Saturday 8 June at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre, this event gives people the chance to walk in support of their local hospice or in memory of a loved one. For the very first time, this event is open to walkers of all ages and abilities, with a brand new 2 mile route added so the whole family can get involved.
Sponsored by Gatwick Airport, the walk offers a choice of 2, 7, 13 or 20 miles.
Melanie Wrightson, Community Engagement Manager at Gatwick Airport said, “We’re thrilled to be sponsoring St Catherine’s Hospice Midnight Walk for the third year running. It’s always a fantastically uplifting night, and we can’t wait to see thousands of people hitting the streets of Horsham to support their local hospice.”
Last year, over 1,100 people walked through Horsham, lighting up the town with a brilliant orange glow. This year, St Catherine’s is hoping even more of you will join them and make your steps count for your local hospice.
Maureen, whose daughter-in-law, Nicola, was cared for by St Catherine’s, has taken part in several of our Midnight Walks. She said: “We had so much fun on the walk. When I crossed the finish line for the first time and then each year after, I just felt proud that I’ve done it and quite elated; the feeling with everybody at the end cheering you on and congratulating you, it was a very poignant moment for me. I would encourage others to take part in the Midnight Walk because doing something like that to raise money for such a wonderful organisation is very important. It’s not a competition or race, just come along and have a go, there’s no winners or losers – we’re all winners because we all take part in the event.”
St Catherine’s can currently only reach 1 in 3 local terminally ill people, and their families, when they need them most. With the support of people like you, they can be there for everyone when life comes full circle.
Louise Brown, Events Fundraiser at St Catherine’s said: “Last year was our biggest ever Midnight Walk, and this year we’re hoping lots of you will join us to help us beat our target again! The Midnight Walk is always a really special evening, and together we can go the extra mile to ensure that no one has to face death and loss alone.”
It doesn’t matter whether you’re walking individually or as a group, for the first time or for the tenth time, as a personal challenge or in memory of someone. It just matters that you walk.
Let’s go further, together – sign up now.
Ready to join this inspiring night? Sign up online at: www.stch.org.uk/midnightwalk or call our Events Team on 01293 447355. Make sure you sign up by 5pm on Sunday 21 April to receive a special early bird entry rate of £10. After this date, it’ll cost £15 to take part. All entry fees include a free T-shirt, finisher’s breakfast and medal.