Sorry ladies, clothing on the big night out is not optional

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THEY are hoping it will be the biggest Girls’ Night Out yet and the message from St Nicholas Hospice Care is simple: ‘Don’t forget your PJs’.

The hospice in Bury St Edmunds wants to get as many women as it can to sign up to its third annual Girls’ Night Out moonlit walk.

Some 550 women took part last year, raising close to £90,000 for the hospice, making it the most successful fund-raiser ever in the charity’s history.

“We hope those who took part last year will invite their friends, family and work colleagues along this year,” said Jenny Baskett, events and challenges fund-raiser.

“As well as raising great sums of money for the hospice, the aim of the Girls’ Night Out is to have fun – which means all women of any age or ability, can take part. There is a tremendous sense of fun and camaraderie on the walk.”

The night will see hundreds of pyjama-clad women set off from Angel Hill on an 11.2 mile route around the streets of Bury. This year also sees the launch of a six mile route to ensure more people can take part. Registration opens today.

The hospice girls may have forgotten one essential item when they took part in a photo call – their clothes – but they will be donning their PJs and dressing gowns to take part on September 17.

“Women who took part last year will remember the eye-catching flashing bunny ears they wore – but this year we have something even more ‘girly’ in store. September may seem a long way off, but if you already know you want to take part in the Girls’ Night Out, why not sign up now and get started with raising sponsorship money?,” said Jenny.