Nightingale House Hospice in Wrexham celebrated a bumper weekend of fund-raising after their annual Ladies’ Midnight Walk raised more than £110,000.
Over 1,000 women put on their walking shoes to tackle the ten mile course at the stroke of Midnight on Saturday.
The walk is an impressive sight to behold and provides much needed funds for Nightingale House, which costs £2.46 million to run each year.
It started and finished outside Llwyn Isaf in front of the Guildhall and helpers were on hand to give out bacon butties, medals and goody bags at the finish line.
Margaret Hollings, events and community fundraising manager for Nightingale House said:
“What a night! The sight of the hundreds of women walking in matching t-shirts and flashing bunny ears was simply breathtaking.
“There was a real array of emotions in the air and it was truly memorable.
“The walk is our largest fundraising event and this year we have a pledged amount of over £110,000 so that’s absolutely brilliant.
“We know that once gift aid is added and with the addition of company match funding from our walkers employees, this amount will be even higher.
“We are so grateful for the fantastic support that we received from our local sponsors, businesses, the local residents, Wrexham Police, St Johns Ambulance, all of the marshals and volunteers, but most of all we want to thank the women who walked the walk and gave their own time and energy to support the hospice.
“They should all be extremely proud of themselves.”
Denise Ellis from Chirk who took part in the race said on Facebook:
“Finished the midnight walk in 3 hours 5 minutes, can’t believe I’m awake though, need some more sleep.”
For more information about the hospice visit www.ladiesmidnightwalk.co.uk or call 01978 314292.
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