Midnight walk popular as ever

August 03 2015

OVER a thousand women turned out for St Peter's Hospice's Midnight Walk last month.

OVER a thousand women turned out for St Peter's Hospice's Midnight Walk last month.

The charity, which has several stores in Gloucester Road, says that it was the event's largest ever turn-out, with an estimated £100,000 raised for the city's only adult hospice.

Walkers got see all of Bristol's famous landmarks – in a different light – including the ss Great Britain, the Clifton Suspension Bridge and the Harbourside.

St Peter’s Hospice events fundraiser Maria del Carmen Moon Park said: “I would like to thank everyone who took part in such a hugely successful Midnight Walk for St Peter’s Hospice.

“It was great to see so many people turn up for our sixth annual Midnight Walk and as always everyone looked fabulous in their pink t-shirts, bunny ears and fancy dress.

“We even had the Black Sheep Harmony Choir choir singing their way around the route on behalf of fellow member Jill Cole who is being cared for by the hospice and member Pat Nowell whose husband Alan is being supported.

“As well as hundreds of walkers, male and female volunteer marshals gave up their time to help on the night and without them the event would not be possible.”

St Peter’s Hospice cares for more than 2,670 patients each year as well as supporting family members.

All services are provided free of charge but this care costs around £18,000 a day.

For more information about St Peter’s Hospice, visit: www.stpetershospice.org