Midnight walk for charity

EVERY year since 2008, thousands of women have walked under the light of the stars to raise money for St Catherine’s Hospice. This year, on Saturday July 14, the fifth annual Midnight Walk, sponsored by Welland Medical, is set to take place in Horsham and ladies from all over Mid and North Sussex are being encouraged to sign up now for the charitable half marathon - for what is sure to be a night to remember.

The Midnight Walk has raised more than £500,000 over the years in much needed funds, to help ensure St Catherine’s Hospice is there to provide care and support for patients with a terminal illness in Mid Sussex, Horsham, Crawley and East Surrey. To help launch the call for entries this year, staff and volunteers from the fundraising team gathered at the hospice’s recently redecorated Hassocks shop, to hand out flyers and spread the word.

The Walk starts and finishes at Horsham Park and everyone who registers will get a T-Shirt, tips on how to train and raise sponsorship and on the night a well-deserved medal, refreshments and a finishers’ breakfast. Although the Midnight Walk is ladies-only, men are encouraged to show their support by volunteering as event marshals for the night.

You can sign up or find out more about volunteering at www.stch.org.uk/midnightwalk, by calling Jen Wickham on 01293 447364 or by picking up an entry form at the hospice shops on Orion Parade, Hassocks, The Broadway, Haywards Heath or Church Road, Burgess Hill.