Call for early birds to join St Nicholas Hospice Care Girls Night Out walk
Hundreds of women have already signed up to take part in St Nicholas Hospice Care’s Girls Night Out, but organisers are calling for more to join them.
The annual charity walk will see women wear pyjamas and flashing bunny ears to walk either 11.2 or six miles around Bury St Edmunds.
With four months to go until this year’s walk on September 14 more than 700 women have registered.
All entries received by Friday qualify for a reduced early bird registration fee of £10 (entries received after this date cost £15).
Julie Elder, of Thetford, has walked nearly every year since the event began in 2009. She is set to walk again this year in memory of her mum Margaret, who spent her last days in the hospice.
Julie said: “I think Girls Night Out is amazing with the pink bunny ears glowing up and helping you find your way.
“I remember the hospice as having a real calm feeling and it’s been very comforting to remember Mum in there. When I was walking up to the hospice during Girls Night Out it was a very emotional time for me. It felt like Mum was waiting for me.”
Julie will be walking with her friend Allison Humphreys, of Bury, who has Multiple Sclerosis.
Allison said: “I’ve walked Girls Night Out nine times now. Some years I find it very difficult and struggle with my legs the next day, but it’s worth it.”
Jenny Smith, hospice events manager, said: “We would love to see as many women as possible support us on the night. So, please, if you are thinking of signing up don’t delay, grab your friends and family members and join us.”
Since the walk started in 2009 it has raised £1,520,544 for the charity. Last year 2,100 women took part and raised £226,000.
Sign up online at www.girlsnightoutwalk.co.uk or pick up an application form from one of the hospice’s shops.