Burnley women who want to enter this year’s Pendleside Hospice Midnight Walk should do so before Tuesday if they want to be in with a chance of winning an iPad.
Tomorrow, hospice fund-raisers and volunteers will be in Charter Walk, Burnley, in a pop-up shop in the former Shaw’s Amusements unit, opposite Thornton’s, between 10am and 3pm. The first 50 to sign up will also win a goody bag sponsored by the Woodland Spa at Crow Wood Leisure, containing a stylish scarf and other treats.
This year’s Midnight Walk will take place on Saturday, June 8th, and around 1,000 women and girls are expected to take to the streets.
Participants can chose to walk either five miles or eight miles with both routes starting at midnight from Burnley Football Club.
Registration costs just £10 and includes a Midnight Walk T-shirt, entertainment and refreshments and, at the end of the walk, a certificate, medal and bacon butty.
For a limited time only, girls under the age of 16 can now take part in the Midnight Walk free of charge, as long as they are accompanied by an adult. Each woman paying £10 to register can now register up to three children aged 11 to 15 years (inclusive) free.
The Midnight Walk is the hospice’s biggest annual fund-raising event and, over the four years it has been running, has raised around £800,000. It is sponsored each year by Alderson and Horan Funeral Services and Charter Walk Shopping Centre. Their support means that all the money raised in sponsorship goes directly towards patient care so participants are encouraged to raise as much as they can to help local people.