Help needed for the Midnight Walk

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More marshals are needed for the Midnight Walk in aid of Katharine House Hospice.

The walk, due to take place on Saturday, July 4, is the biggest fundraiser of the year for Katharine House, and attracts around 500 walkers.

However with such a large event Katharine House needs a huge team of volunteers to see all of the walkers around safely and ensure they are happy, fed and watered.

Katharine House Hospice provides specialist palliative care to local patients and their families entirely free of charge. In 1991 when the Hospice first opened, Katharine House cared for 80 patients throughout North Oxfordshire, giving care and comfort to them and their families when they needed it most. In 2014 the Hospice provided specialist palliative care and support to over 800 local patients.

The Fundraising team at Katharine House Hospice in Adderbury is busy preparing for its ninth annual Midnight Walk starting from The Pavilion, home of Banbury Cricket Club in Bodicote.

Sarah Edwards, a previous marshal at our Midnight Walks said: I’ve been a marshal at the last five midnight walks as it provides an opportunity for me to give my support to Katharine House and to thank them for the work they do. I really admire all the walkers, most of them walking in memory of loved ones and it’s great to be able to support them as they make their way round the route – cheering them on and making sure that they stick to the paths and stay safe! The atmosphere on the night is really upbeat and inspiring and we always have great fun!”

If anyone is interested in helping out as a marshal or in any other way on the night, please phone the Fundraising team on 01295 816484 or email For more information about the work of the hospice and the Midnight Walk please visit