Midnight Walk returns to Aylesbury for one final night

Florence Nightingale Hospice Midnight Walk – credit Derek Pelling

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity’s annual Midnight Walk returns to Aylesbury for the final time after a two year hiatus on Saturday 16th July.

The Midnight Walk has seen hundreds of men and women walk over 50,000 miles around the streets of Aylesbury since it began in 2010, and has raised over £650,000 to support terminally ill patients and their families across Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire and Bedfordshire.

However, the charity has confirmed that this year’s Midnight Walk will be its last.  “Midnight Walk started in 2010 with 550 women walking up to 12 miles through the night and had become the highlight of our fundraising calendar,” says Claire Redrup, Public Fundraising Manager at the charity.

“However in the final few years, before the enforced breaks in 2020 and 2021, we had seen a reduction in the number of walkers and money raised.

We have had lots of feedback from our virtual NOT The Midnight Walks and have made the decision that this will be the charity’s final Midnight Walk and are planning something new and more accessible for our supporters to take part in next year.

We hope that our local community will support this year’s Farewell Midnight Walk and take this opportunity to come together to remember loved ones and to support their local hospice as we walk these final miles for one last time.”

Walkers can choose from 5 mile or 10 mile circular routes – both starting from Aylesbury College at midnight on Saturday 16th July, with refreshments at pit stops along the way.  Early Bird tickets are available until 30th April.

Walkers will receive a free commemorative Farewell Midnight Walk 2022 T-shirt, as well as a Finisher’s medal and complimentary breakfast at the end of the Walk.

For more information and to sign up, please visit www.fnhospice.org.uk/midnightwalk or call 01296 429975