With only two weeks to go, more than 800 men, women and children are getting ready to help St Catherine’s Hospice celebrate 10 years of its annual Midnight Walk. And there’s still time for you to step out under the stars and join them!
This year, St Catherine’s is promising its biggest celebration yet in honour of the walk’s tenth anniversary. Taking place on Saturday 10 June, you can join hundreds of walkers, creating a sea of orange through the streets of Horsham as you walk in your free, limited edition tenth anniversary Midnight Walk t-shirt. For the first time ever, men and children over 10 can walk alongside women in three brand new routes covering seven, 13 or 20 miles, but to make sure you don’t miss out on this fantastic night, register before Wednesday 7 June.
Amongst the walkers pulling on their trainers are a team from Gatwick Airport. Jess Patel is part of the Gatwick team. She said: “I know people who’ve been touched by St Catherine’s expert care so I know how important it is to help raise funds so the hospice can be there for other people when they need it most. There’s no greater motivation to walk, and it’s really satisfying to know that I’m making a difference to terminally ill people in my local community by stepping out for the Midnight Walk.”
Alongside entering a team, Gatwick is also sponsoring the Midnight Walk, which starts and finishes at Broadbridge Heath Leisure Centre, and Gatwick employees will be on hand to give out special goody bags and breakfast to finishing walkers.
Hannah Shorter, Events Fundraiser at St Catherine’s, said: “Our Midnight Walk is always a highlight on our fundraising calendar. With so many people coming together to raise vital funds, the night has an unforgettable atmosphere. When you take part, you’ll be able to grab a free goody bag, enjoy a fun warm up, and indulge in a well deserved breakfast after your triumphant finish. We’re thrilled that so many people have already signed up to support us and we hope many more of you will feel inspired to join us.”
To join this unique night out, register online here or call St Catherine’s Events Team on: 01293 447364. Entry is £15 per person and includes a Midnight Walk T-shirt, medal and hot or cold breakfast.
Now’s your time to shine? Will you take it?