Girls Night Out early birds sign up for St Nicholas Hospice Care charity night in Bury St Edmunds

Mark Westley Photography'St Nicholas Hospice Care Girls Night Out.'Members of the fundraising team and Independant Living Team ready for the walk, Angela Jiggins, Georgina Bissell, Miranda McCoy, Rachel card, Kathryn Hodgson, Claire Butler, Charlotte Ruddock and Brenna Greer. ANL-150616-163042009
Mark Westley Photography'St Nicholas Hospice Care Girls Night Out.'Members of the fundraising team and Independant Living Team ready for the walk, Angela Jiggins, Georgina Bissell, Miranda McCoy, Rachel card, Kathryn Hodgson, Claire Butler, Charlotte Ruddock and Brenna Greer. ANL-150616-163042009

Women have been quick off the mark to sign up early for this year’s night-time walk through Bury, raising funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care.

Some 1,355 women are ready to tackle the annual Girls Night Out walk on September 12 wearing pyjamas and flashing bunny ears to raise thousands for the work of the hospice, which cares for people will long term and life-threatening illness.

The 11.2 or six mile route will see the fun event weave its merry way around the town to culminate on Angel Hill for a bacon butty, or vegetarian alternative, and hot chocolate.

Last year the walk raised £150,000 to help the work of the hospice which needs to raise £11,000 daily from charitable giving.

Jenny Baskett. hospice events and challenges fund-raiser, said: “We’ve been completely overwhelmed by the number of women keen to walk with us for Girls Night Out 2015. We knew the event was popular and had built a loyal following but to have attracted so many walkers already this year was a shock.

“The walk is now in its seventh year and it has just got bigger and better every time. It always has a fantastic atmosphere and the women who take part tell us how much they enjoy it, but we make a big effort every year to ensure each walk is better than the last.” Registration is £15 including a T-shirt. Forms are available from hospice shops or www.stnicholashospicecare.org.uk