Join us on Saturday 20 May at Ipswich Town FC for Midnight Walk 2023!
The event is returning to the town centre with a 5 or 10 mile route to choose from. Our theme this year is NEON – so dress in your brightest outfits and accessories to get into the party spirit!
Both routes will take you from the home of 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.
Click the banner images below to download the maps and watch videos illustrating the routes.
Visit our dedicated fundraising page with downloadable resources
and advice to help you make the most of your fundraising effort!
Part of the fun is dressing up and shining bright as you walk the route.
We have a limited stock of accessories to help give you a glow-up!
The Midnight Walk will raise money for St Elizabeth Hospice to continue our outstanding end of life care and support for those suffering from life-limiting illnesses in East Suffolk, Great Yarmouth and Waveney.
Many will be remembering and walking in memory of loved ones at the event. There will be a poignant chance to remember together at the hospice with our special tree tags as well as walker tribute signs which can be attached to t-shirts.
Many roles will be available, from route marshals, crowd stewards and water stop helpers, plus more roles as the date draws nearer.
"I have been volunteering at hospice events for many years. The Midnight Walk is a very special event; from the start of set up to the end of the route it is filled with excitement, enthusiasm and happiness.
"The interaction between the volunteers and participants is very special. As a volunteer we congratulate and encourage the walkers on their way, ensuring they stay on the route for their walk. There is lots of laughter and surprises waiting for us as the walkers pass. On one occasion I was encouraging a walker as she reached the first stop at the hospice and commented on the lights she had on her head. She subsequently took this off her head and put in on mine saying the hair band holding the lights were hurting her head. I wore this for the rest of the evening. I then had people commenting on how lovely I looked with my highlighted head band.
"When I was stood down at my post I then went to the Trinity Park to see my family complete their walk and collect their medal. I would thoroughly recommend people joining this wonderful volunteering team."
- Dot Potter (Volunteer)