Midnight Walkers to light the way ahead

Another Midnight Walk takes place soon at Roman Park Hall, Aylesbury.

Organised by Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, the colourful fundraising event is back by popular demand to celebrate the organisation’s 35th anniversary.

Now, with the event under two weeks away on Saturday 22 June, more walkers are signing up to take part and raise money for hospice care.

The walk is designed for friends and family to unite and celebrate the lives of loved ones and to show appreciation for the hospice, which has provided 35 years of care for those with life-limiting illnesses in Bucks.

Participants will brighten the streets of Aylesbury in colourful lights and clothing as usual.

Lyn Denham, the charity’s Community & Events Fundraising Manager, said: ‘Thousands of people have taken part in our Midnight Walk over the years and it’s an occasion that many hold close to their heart.

‘This event is one of our largest fundraisers for the hospice and this year we hope to raise £30,000 to help enable it to continue to provide vital hospice care for local families and patients.’

The walk is one of the charity’s traditional events and has taken place numerous times since its inception in 2010.

It follows either a five- or 10-mile route and participants will receive free FNHC pink T-shirts and light-up bunny ears will be available to buy.

Walkers can also design their own remembrance lanterns, which to be assembled during the walk to form a powerful and impressive display honouring loved ones.

On their return, they will be greeted by a sea of lanterns – a poignant method of reflection and remembrance.

For more information and tickets, visit www.fnhospice.org.uk/midnightwalk24

Midnight Walker and TV presenter Lorraine Kelly