But the Hospice would like another 200 local ladies to dig out their walking shoes and sign up.
“The more the merrier really!” said Fundraising & Events Manager, Margaret Hollings, “Seeing all these women, united in their cause and passion of helping people less fortunate than themselves and remembering their loved ones lost is extremely humbling and we are very grateful to everyone who takes part.”
As a tribute to those who walk in memory of a loved one, the Hospice, this year, has introduced a Memory Wall, to which participants can stick their dedicated star they receive as part of their registration pack.
At the stroke of midnight, the Ladies set off on a designated 10km route that is lined with Marshalls and has toilet facilities at regular intervals.
Margaret Hollings said, “We want to encourage as many people to take part as possible. Every little penny counts and however much people can raise, it will help Nightingale House”
Visit www.ladiesmidnightwalk.co.uk or ring the Income Generation office on 01978 314292 to register or for more information.
In 2012 it will cost £2.54 million to run the Hospice. This equates to nearly £7000 per day. Only 19% of this comes from the Local Health Board, which is only enough funding to support the Hospice for 69 days, we therefore greatly rely on the generosity of the communities we serve to raise the additional funding for the remaining 296 days of the year.