Presenter supports moonlit charity walk

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HUNDREDS of women sporting their best jammies will be pulling on their bunny slippers for a charity walk around Bury St Edmunds – and TV presenter Becky Jago will be joining them.

The ITV Anglia newsreader will join the girls on September 17 for the Girls Night Out moonlit walk in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care, in Bury.

Becky, who was born in Bury and grew up in Stowmarket, said: “Good hospice care is not only important to the patient, but also to the family of the patient.

“I had no idea how far-reaching hospice care is. It can really have a hugely positive effect on a family suffering such trauma and loss.”

The walk will start at Angel Hill, offering an 11.2 mile route or a six mile route. Last year, 550 women took part raising nearly £90,000 for the hospice.

Becky said: “Having visited the hospice and seeing for myself the hard work and the powerful things that happen there, who wouldn’t want to help? Charities are having a tough time and if I can make a difference, no matter how small, then I’m in.”

And the presenter is looking forward to having some good old girly fun as well as doing her bit. “Firstly, it will be fun. What girl doesn’t like a bit of fun on a Saturday night?

“Secondly, it will be raising money for an incredibly important charity. The hospice does such a wonderful job, but the simple fact is that it just can’t be done without generous people – like those who take part in the Girl’s Night Out.”

The hospice is a local charity which has to raise £10,000 every day through the generosity of the local community.

For more information go to www.stnicholashospicecare.org.uk or email fundraising@stnh.org.uk to register for the walk.