A team from Christies Care will be “rewinding to the 80s” for this year’s Midnight Walk.
The Midnight Walk is a yearly event raising funds for St Elizabeth Hospice. This year’s theme is “the 80s”, so the 7-strong Christies Care team will be donning their leg-warmers, neon spandex and big shoulder pads – there may even be a perm or mullet on display!
Starting at 10pm on May 11th, the walkers will leave Trinity Park and travel 10 miles through the outskirts of Ipswich, passing the hospice and the waterfront, before returning to Trinity Park. At the hospice there’ll be a memory tree for the walkers to hang up a message to a loved one.
St Elizabeth Hospice helps those living with progressive and terminal illnesses, providing support in the hospice, community and home. This is their biggest fundraising event of the year and once again the Christies team is hoping to raise lots of money (our goal is £500) to help this extremely worthwhile charity.
“We have been ardent supporters of this walk for many years (this is the first time we’re going the whole 10 miles though). It’s great to be helping support St Elizabeth Hospice and raise money for all the hard work they do.”
Victoria Shortley, Head of Carer Support
“At first the 10 miles seemed daunting and we wondered why we chose that and not the 6miles. But, not afraid of the challenge, we geared ourselves up for the 10pm start.
The weather was dry and we managed to complete the walk in just under 3 hours, finishing just before 1am.
There were a few blisters and aching muscles but no serious injuries sustained.
We will definitely do the walk again – probably sticking to 6 miles … but you never know!
A big thank you to everyone that has sponsored us”
“I was walking gingerly for a few days but it was a great experience.
I will definitely do it again next year!”
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