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Hospice aims to break world conga record at walk

The team at Katharine House Hospice has already started practising the conga for this year's midnight walk NNL-140331-005416001

The team at Katharine House Hospice has already started practising the conga for this year's midnight walk NNL-140331-005416001

Katharine House Hospice is attempting to set a world record for the longest conga at midnight at its eighth Midnight Walk event this summer.

The walk, which takes place on Saturday, June 14, will begin with a conga out of the driveway of Banbury Cricket Club and will be captured on video for evidence of the record attempt.

The conga is part of the walk’s new carnival theme and participants will be able to shake maracas and enjoy carnival music while raising vital funds for hospice care.

More than 50 people have signed up to the ten-mile walk already, but the charity hopes to reach 600 participants by the closing date of May 28.

Helen Mariner, head of fundraising, said: “Katharine House Hospice’s Midnight Walk is our biggest fundraiser of the year and this year’s carnival theme and record breaking conga will guarantee a great night out with a fantastic atmosphere.

“Whether you are walking for fun, for fitness or in memory of someone special, your support will make a huge difference to local patients and their families.”

This year will also see a small change to the route with a new loop replacing the section through the town centre.

Katharine House Hospice’s Midnight Walk has raised more than £600,000 since it was first held eight years ago.

To sign up for this year’s event, visit www.khh.org.uk, or call 01295 812161.

 

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