Midnight walk shines a bright light

Rebecca Watts and Kayleigh Watts in company.  Picture by Harry Rhodes of Tudor Photography. NNL-150707-144610001
Rebecca Watts and Kayleigh Watts in company. Picture by Harry Rhodes of Tudor Photography. NNL-150707-144610001

Katharine House Hospice enjoyed a fundraising stampede as walkers from all around the area joined the ninth Midnight Walk at the weekend.

More than 300 walkers strode out as part of an effort that raised £40,000 for hospice funds. They were guided around the course and offered drinks by 150 volunteers.

Lesley Smith, Jennifer Wyatt and Bernadette Mynes. . Picture by Harry Rhodes of Tudor Photography

Lesley Smith, Jennifer Wyatt and Bernadette Mynes. . Picture by Harry Rhodes of Tudor Photography

There was a Hawaiian theme with many walkers donning flower garlands, grass skirts and coconut bras.

Walker and hospice 
volunteer Irene Caparros said: “I had not lived here long when my father-in-law was taken seriously ill and I was totally blown away by the quality of care he received.

“This is my first Midnight Walk but I have done the 
Santa Fun Run and I volunteer regularly. I really enjoyed the evening and will definitely be doing it again next year.”

Marshall Ashley Stevens said: “I see the fantastic work the hospice does and wanted to help in my own small way.”

Adrian Smith and Joshua Smith.  Picture by Harry Rhodes of Tudor Photography NNL-150707-144207001

Adrian Smith and Joshua Smith. Picture by Harry Rhodes of Tudor Photography NNL-150707-144207001

The hospice cares for over 800 patients a year at the hospice and in patients’ homes.

Katharine House Hospice's Registration Team. Picture by Harry Rhodes of Tudor Photography. NNL-150707-144532001

Katharine House Hospice's Registration Team. Picture by Harry Rhodes of Tudor Photography. NNL-150707-144532001

They're off.  Picture by Harry Rhodes of Tudor Photography NNL-150707-144207001 NNL-150707-144507001

They're off. Picture by Harry Rhodes of Tudor Photography NNL-150707-144207001 NNL-150707-144507001

Mick and Sue Horne. Picture by Harry Rhodes of Tudor Photography NNL-150707-144207001 NNL-150707-144442001

Mick and Sue Horne. Picture by Harry Rhodes of Tudor Photography NNL-150707-144207001 NNL-150707-144442001