Posted: Mon 10th Jun 2024

Local community and businesses team up for Nightingale House Hospice’s Midnight Walk for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area

Local businesses and organisations are teaming up to host an evening of entertainment and fundraising for Nightingale House Hospice’s Midnight Walk.

Taking place on Saturday, June 29, the fun-filled fundraiser aims to surpass last year’s impressive £64,000 total with an ambitious target of £75,000 for 2024.

The Midnight Walk – a vital fundraiser for Nightingale House Hospice – requires over 70 volunteers and 15 dedicated staff members to bring to life.

This year a team of local businesses and organisations have joined together to help with the event. These include:

  • Hoya: Proud sponsor of the event.
  • Moneypenny: Sponsoring the event and setting up a glitter station in exchange for donations.
  • Hafren Dyfrdwy: Supplying free reusable water bottles and water filling stations across the route.
  • Village Bakery: Providing complimentary Welsh cakes for all participants.
  • Net World Sports: Offering exciting sports activities.
  • Kellogg’s: Donating free cereal bars for the walkers.
  • Papa John’s: Serving free pizza to energise the participants.
  • Band – C90: Performing live before the walk commences.
  • Freedom Leisure: Treating the walkers with an energising warm-up before they set off.
  • Bradley & Brynteg Cadet Detachments: Assisting with stewarding.
  • North Wales Police: Ensuring safety with extra officers along the route.
  • North Wales Fire Service: Participating with a fire engine, provided they are not called out.
  • Deeside Creameries: Bringing ice cream for everyone to enjoy.
  • Caffeine Rush: Providing tea and coffee to the returning walkers.

Commenting on his Cadets volunteering their support for the event, SSI Harvey Stone, Detachment Commander, said: “Supporting the Nightingale House Midnight Walk is a fantastic opportunity for our Wrexham Cadets.

“They will play a crucial role in event marshalling and litter picking, and some cadets even plan to participate in the walk itself.

“It’s great to support a local cause while giving our young cadets experiences they’ll remember for a lifetime.”

Elise Jackson, Events and Campaigns Manager at Nightingale House Hospice, expressed her gratitude to the local community, said: “We are immensely grateful for the unwavering support of our local businesses, organisations, and volunteers who make the Nightingale House Midnight Walk possible.

“Without their dedication and generosity, this wonderful event to raise crucial funds on the night and through sponsorship for the hospice would not be possible.

“If each walker raises £50 or more, the target will be within reach, ensuring that Nightingale House Hospice can continue to provide exceptional care to those in need. Just £60 will help pay for three 60-minute Aromatherapy sessions for a patient. Every penny makes a huge difference!”

Richard Milne, Area Manager for Freedom Leisure, shared, “We are really excited to be part of this year’s Midnight Walk, raising valuable funds for Nightingale House Hospice.

“It’s a huge event in our local community, and we can’t wait to get all the fantastic participants warmed up and ready to go!

“If you want to boost your fitness before the big day, please pop into any of our leisure centres across Wrexham, where our helpful colleagues will be more than happy to support and advise.

“We are also delighted to offer 50% off sessions on the athletic track at Queensway to anyone who is signed up so they can train in a safe and friendly environment. For more details, please visit the centre or call on 01978 355826.”

To participate in the Midnight Walk, go to the Nightingale House Hospice event page.

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