Just Over 2 Weeks Until the Midnight Walk!

There are just over two weeks to go until St Elizabeth Hospice’s Midnight Walk returns for 2024 this May.

Sponsored by Hawk Express Cabs, the 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.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday 18th May, with over 800 already signed up to take part. One person who will be participating is Shelley Fountain, who will also be setting our walkers on their way as she pays tribute to her son, Mason Fountain, who died aged 18-years-old in July 2023, after having received support from St Elizabeth Hospice and its young adult service, Zest.

“I don’t know where our lives would be without Zest and St Elizabeth Hospice, which is why, alongside our friend Louise and my middle daughter Scarlett, I will be taking part in this year’s Midnight Walk,” explained Shelley, who is from Ipswich.

“The staff at St Elizabeth Hospice and Zest were always there for Mason and our whole family and by taking on the Midnight Walk, we want to help make a positive difference to the lives of others

“We feel prepared, although emotions will be running high, but will be doing something to give back to this special charity, who supported us through the toughest of times, and any support people can give to our fundraising will mean so much, thank you.”

This year’s Midnight Walk will be the seventeenth edition of the flagship fundraiser and will see hundreds of supporters throw on their brightest disco clothes and complete a seven mile circular walk around Ipswich, starting and finishing at Portman Road, the home of Ipswich Town Football Club.

Standard tickets for £17 are available until 15th May and on the night registration will be available, from 7pm, for £20 St Elizabeth Hospice shops will also be stocking plenty of outfit inspiration for attendees to purchase ahead of the Midnight Walk.

James Fox-Golding, Events and Challenges Manager at St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “The excitement is really building as the return of the Midnight Walk comes ever closer!  We cannot wait to join with the community and our supporters to bring the party atmosphere to Ipswich, as part of this much-loved fundraiser.

“Thank you to Shelley and her family for sharing their story this year, and for taking part in the walk, to help raise vital funds for both our St Elizabeth Hospice and Zest services.

“Every penny raised by our Midnight Walkers, will make a difference to thousands of people throughout your local community, supported by our services, during difficult times in their lives.”

To book Midnight Walk 2024 tickets visit  https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/MidnightWalk2024

To donate towards Shelley’s fundraising click this link – https://stelizabethhospice.enthuse.com/pf/team-mason

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

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