Girls’ Night Out needs you

St Nicholas Hospice Care Girls Night Out - appeal for volunteers ANL-140408-162850009
St Nicholas Hospice Care Girls Night Out - appeal for volunteers ANL-140408-162850009
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Organisers of a mass participation charity walk for women have issued an appeal for help to ensure the fun event runs smoothly.

St Nicholas Hospice Care organises the annual Girls’ 
Night Out moonlight walk, which starts and finishes on Angel Hill, in Bury St Edmunds, and sees women don pyjamas, comfy footwear and flashing bunny ears to stride either 11.2 or six miles around the town.

This year’s walk takes place on Saturday September 13 and already more than 1,200 
women have signed up to take part.

But the hospice needs helping hands to ensure things run smoothly and is calling for anyone who is prepared to marshal, hand out refreshments or perform at the event to get in touch.

Past performers have included solo vocalists, rock bands, a pipe band and a 
light juggler.

Jenny Baskett, hospice events and challenges fund-raiser, said: “Girls Night Out needs to be safe as well as fun, so that’s why we need as many marshals as possible to help make sure all the women taking part follow the correct route and are happy all the way round.

“In addition to marshals we are in desperate need of performers to liven things up, while we are also calling for volunteers to hand out water and snacks to walkers at pit stops.

“In the past our ‘waterboys’ have taken their shirts off to spice things up - this has gone down very well with our walkers but it is not obligatory for volunteers!”

If you have a talent you would be prepared to showcase to more than 1,000 women taking part, or would like to volunteer on the night, call Ms Baskett on 01284 715583 or email

Registration for Girls’ Night Out is still open. Go to to get involved.