THE 700 women on this year’s Girls’ Night Out charity walk raised a record £110,000.
The women, dressed in pyjamas and flashing bunny ears, raised £20,000 more than last year for Bury St Edmunds’ St Nicholas Hospice Care, which needs the equivalent of £10,000 a day.
Most were there because cancer had taken someone dear, including Anglia Tonight presenter Becky Jago, whose mother died from cancer. “I’ve only been here half an hour and I’ve been close to tears twice,” she said. “There’s a memory board and I wrote a message for my mum, that made me cry.
“I also spoke to a lady who’s having chemo so she can’t do it herself, but she came to support others.”
Hospice chief executive Barbara Gale has been to the event before but this year walked as well, with her daughter Kathryn and hospice mascot Isiah.
Barbara said: “Every year its been bigger and it’s not just the people walking but the supporters who come out on the streets as they go round.”
For a full report and pictures see Friday’s Bury Free Press.