Hundreds limber up for Girls Night Out

Midnight pyjama walk.  GIRLS' NIGHT OUT.''Pictured;
Midnight pyjama walk. GIRLS' NIGHT OUT.''Pictured;
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MORE THAN 650 pyjama clad women will hit the streets of Bury St Edmunds on Saturday for this year’s St Nicholas Hospice Care Girls Night Out.

Walkers will be entertained around the 11.2 and six mile courses by a host of performers and greeted at the finishing line on Angel Hill with bacon butties and hot chocolate.

Participants, including ITV’s Becky Jago, will gather on Angel Hill at 7.30pm and take part in a Zumba warm up, a latin inspired dance workout, to limber up before the big trek.

The women will cross the giant inflatable start and finish line on Angel Hill at 8pm.

Twenty minutes into the walk, as they pass ADSA on Western Way, the Dryad Folk Duo will blast a tune for the walkers to march to.

At 9pm the Norman Brown Jazz Band will be performing outside the Spread Eagle pub as the women head towards St Nicholas Hospice care.

The crowds will then pass the memory wall at the hospice where they can write memories to loved ones and light a candle.

Members of the Glenmoriston Pipe Band will perform on Mount Road to spur the walkers on to the finishing line.

Last year the event raised a massive £90,000 for St Nicholas Hospice Care - this year organisers are hoping to top the £100,000 mark.

The charity looks after people with terminal and life shortening illnesses including multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease and advance stages of lung and heart disease.

As a registered charity it has to raise £10,000 every day to keep going.