Hawk Express Cabs Announced as Midnight Walk Headline Sponsors

Hawk Express Cabs, has been announced as the new headline sponsors for St Elizabeth Hospice’s much-loved Midnight Walk.

Ipswich’s largest private hire company, with over 300 vehicles, Hawk Express Cabs will be sponsoring St Elizabeth Hospice’s Midnight Walk 2023, which is taking place on Saturday 20th May.

A popular event in the local calendar, Midnight Walk sees the independent Suffolk charity encourage the local community to don their brightest fancy dress outfits and bring the party atmosphere to Ipswich to raise funds for the hospice through sponsorship, as well as providing an opportunity to remember loved ones who are no longer with us.

Kim Morphew, Company Director at Hawk Express Cabs, said: “My family have supported and taken part in the Midnight Walk in the past and it is an event we have always loved. In 2019, my Dad passed away from cancer on 10th May 2019 and our family completed the Midnight Walk 2019 a day later in his memory.

“We pledged we would make this a family tradition and take part in the Midnight Walk every year. When we learnt there was an opportunity to sponsor Midnight Walk we jumped at the chance as it is such a brilliant event for Ipswich and one that helps many people in the local community.

“We cannot wait for the Midnight Walk to take place this year. The atmosphere is always second to none and has everyone in good spirits, all while raising funds for such a worthy cause, in St Elizabeth Hospice.”

After taking a break in 2022, while the hospice hosted the Big Hoot Ipswich 2022 art trail, the Midnight Walk returns this May with a neon theme.

This spring’s event will be the sixteenth edition of the flagship fundraiser and will see supporters completing walking routes of 5 or 10 miles, with both routes starting at the home of Ipswich Town FC, Portman Road from 9.30pm, with on the day registration beginning at 7.30pm.

Both routes will take supporters from Ipswich Town Football Club at Portman Road and along Ipswich Waterfront. The 5 mile route will continue up to Foxhall Road to the hospice, whilst the 10 mile route will go past The Hold, Christchurch Park, to Rushmere and link up at the hospice. Both routes will return along Ipswich Waterfront, returning to ITFC’s ground to end the night.

Nichola Whymark, Head of Partnership Fundraising at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “We are so pleased to have Hawk Express Cabs as headline sponsors for our Midnight Walk 2023 and cannot wait to work alongside their team to bring the party atmosphere to Ipswich this summer.

“There is still time to purchase your early bird tickets for this year’s event, so please do visit our website for more details. The whole hospice team has been delighted to see so many supporters signing up already and we are all so excited to join with you once more this May and make sure Midnight Walk 2023 is bigger, better and brighter than ever before.”

Early bird tickets, for the price of £10 run until 13th March, standard tickets for £14 are available until 14th May and on the night registration will be available for £20. St Elizabeth Hospice shops will also be stocking plenty of outfit inspiration for attendees to purchase ahead of the Midnight Walk

To book Midnight Walk 2023 early bird tickets visit https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/MidnightWalk202312

Find the latest Midnight Walk news by visiting www.facebook.com/StElizabethHospiceMidnightWalk/.

For any queries please email our events team at midnightwalk@stelizabethospice.org.uk

Find out more about Hawk Express Cabs by visiting www.hawkexpresscabs.co.uk.

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