Pirates needed to join the Midnight Walk crew

Ahoy me hearties, St Elizabeth Hospice is on the lookout for pirates to join their crew for the Midnight Walk 2015.
Everyone will be encouraged to dust of their eye patches, polish their cutlasses and join the pirate parade through Ipswich on Saturday 16th May 2015.  
If you join the crew early and sign up with the Early Bird offer before the end of January, you can save £5 – registering for just £10. 
All participants are asked to raise sponsorship and all the money raised will go towards providing Hospice care and support to patients and their families. 
Men and women can choose to walk or run round Ipswich Town centre, choosing from three routes which all start and finish at Ipswich Town Football Club; the five mile, eight mile, or the more challenging half marathon. 
Gavin Lamb, Event Organiser, said: “We are really excited for this year’s Midnight Walk and our brand new theme, which we hope all our participants will get on board with.
“So many people got involved with the cowboy and cowgirl theme at the Midnight Walk 2014 and we’re hoping even more will be inspired by the pirate theme to don their fancy dress this year.
“Since the Midnight Walk began seven years ago, the event has raised an incredible £1.1 million. By taking part you are helping to make a huge difference to the lives of local people living with a progressive illness – so sign up now!”
This year, for the first time ever, all routes will poignantly pass the Hospice in Foxhall Road, where every participant will have the opportunity to hang a personal tag on the tree of remembrance. 
Last year over 1,600 men and women took to the streets raising more than £150,000 for local Hospice care. 
Registration is £10 if you sign up before midnight on 31st January 2015, or £15 after and you can sign up online now at www.midnightwalkipswich.co.uk or call 01473 707043 or email midnightwalk@stelizabethhospice.org.uk to request a paper form. 
St Elizabeth Hospice costs millions of pounds a year to run and relies on donations, gifts in Wills and fundraising events like the Midnight Walk to meet the majority of these costs.
The Midnight Walk 2015 is supported by the East Anglian Daily Times, Ipswich Star and Town 102. 

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