Midnight Walkers walk to say thank you for Hospice care
Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity’s annual Midnight Walk has moved to the end of June for 2017, kicking off at midnight on Saturday 24 June at Aylesbury College.
The Midnight Walk is the Charity’s largest fundraiser, which raised around £46,000 last year for the Hospice. The event sees hundreds of women dressed in pink T-shirts and dayglo accessories take on the challenge of walking the 6-mile or 13-mile route overnight.
Many of those donning flashing bunny ears for the Hospice do it to say thank you to the Florence Nightingale Hospice teams, and to make sure that others can benefit from the compassion and comfort they give at a time of grief and pain for patients and their families.
Nicole Hardy did the Midnight Walk in 2016 out of gratitude for the care and support her Grandad and her family received from the staff at the Hospice. “Florence Nightingale Hospice have done and meant so much not just for me but for my family over the years. I want to help them to have the funds to continue their great work,” she says. “I want to support the Hospice for all the great work they do, they really helped my family at this sad time.”
“Hearing everyone else’s stories and chatting away to other ladies and hearing their experiences is amazing,” says Nicole. “What makes this event special is knowing you are doing something worthwhile.”
Midnight Walkers raise nearly 40% of FNHC’s contribution to the Community Nursing Team which cares for patients with life-limiting illnesses in their own homes all around the county. Without this funding, the Team would not be able to support as many patients and keep them out of hospital and in the comfort of their own homes.
Registration for the event is just £18 which includes a free souvenir Midnight Walk 2017 T-shirt, as well as a medal and complimentary breakfast at the end of the Walk. There is no minimum sponsorship requirement although we hope that every Walker will raise at least £100.
For more information and to sign up, please visit www.fnhospice.org.uk/midnight-walk