Record smashed for Midnight Walk early bird sign ups

An outstanding 1,442 men and women have already signed up for St Elizabeth Hospice’s Midnight Walk, following their early bird success.

The Midnight Walk, which will take place on Saturday 7 May, is celebrating its 10th birthday and organisers are hoping this will be the biggest and best event yet.

The record-breaking early bird offer ran until 31 January, but was extended for three days following the huge surge of interest. The early bird offer saved walkers £5 each on their sign up. 

People from all walks of life are urged to unite for one night to show their support for all those in Suffolk living with a progressive illness such as cancer, moto neurone disease and heart failure.

Starting and finishing at Ipswich Town Football Club, participants will take part in a group warm up on the pitch before embarking on the 5 mile route or the new 10 mile route around the town. Both routes will poignantly pass St Elizabeth Hospice on Foxhall Road, Ipswich, where walkers will have the opportunity to hang a personalised tag on the Tree of Remembrance in memory of loved ones.

Catherine Sheppard, event organiser, said:  “We are so delighted with the response following the early bird. We are hoping that the 10th birthday celebration this year will be our most successful walk yet, with more people than ever before taking part.”

“This year we have lowered the age, so anyone over the age of ten can participate, meaning more people will be able to take part as a family.”

People can take part on their own or in groups, and anybody aged ten upwards can ‘be a star’ and join in the spectacular neon-themed edition of Midnight Walk. Whether people are doing it as a fitness challenge, in memory of loved ones cared for by the hospice or as a fun night out, everyone gets a Midnight Walk T-shirt and a special 10th birthday edition medal.

Everyone is asked to raise as much sponsorship as you can. By raising £100 you can help provide five hours of nursing care and ensure a patient doesn’t have to face their illness alone. 

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