Thank You Midnight Walkers

Last month a magnificent 718 women took part in our 8th annual Midnight Walk and the sponsorship money has been flooding in since. This week Debbie and Cecily visited Woking Hospice to present us with the incredible £2,125 that their group ‘Flynn’s Fillies’ raised from the event. Cecily has taken part every year since the walk began and Debbie, despite having been diagnosed with breast cancer 3 years ago, continues to take part as lead walker. The group walk in memory of Cecily’s husband Reg, who was cared for at Woking Hospice in 2007. Walking in their group on the night was Gemma, Hollie, Cathy, Trici, Libby, Holly and Jessica, and we would like to thank them all for their continued hard work and support.

If you still have sponsorship money to hand in from our Midnight Walk please send it in as soon as possible and make sure enclose the top (white) copy of your sponsor form if available (the white copies are required in order to claim any Gift Aid). If you have only raised money through an online fundraising page, please contact us so we can update your record. Do also let us know if you have raised sponsorship as part of a team, or shared with someone else.

Cheques should be made payable to Woking Hospice and sent to:

WSB Midnight Walk, Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, Hill View Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 7HW

Alternatively, you can bring cash or cheques to the Woking Hospice at the same address, or telephone 01483 881752 to pay over the phone with a credit/debit card. Please do not post cash.

You can relive the fun in our Midnight Walk video here or view the photos on our Facebook page.

IMG_0559 web cropThe new neon theme proved a big hit on the night and women of all ages lit up Mercedes-Benz World, which was both the starting and finishing point for the walk, in their bright orange T-shirts. Many had added their own neon accessories, whilst others made the most of the face painting, glow sticks and flashing bunny ears that were all available before they headed off at 10pm around the streets of West Byfleet, New Haw and Brooklands. Many were walking in memory of loved ones and displayed photos of them on their T-shirts. Others were there for a fun night out with the girls and to do something for a local cause.

Julie Ulvmoen from Ashford won the ‘Going the Extra Mile’ award for her dedication to fundraising and involvement with the Midnight Walk. She walked in memory of her father Bill Watts and was thrilled with her award saying “I certainly didn’t expect to receive the first ‘Owliver award’. I feel truly honoured and appreciated by the Fundraising Team. It’s something I enjoy doing and it’s nice to be recognised for it.”

The walk was for ladies only but the men were not left out, as many who knew someone taking part marshalled the course and were very supportive and encouraging. A huge team of volunteers also helped with check in and marshall duties.

Danielle Le Cuirot thanked Mercedes-Benz World for providing the wonderful venue, and all the corporate sponsors who supplied the refreshments and goody bags. She added “It’s been a great response to our new neon theme and as this was my first Midnight Walk, I found the whole thing truly inspiring. Once all the sponsorship has been sent in we are hoping the event will raise in excess of £100,000!”

You can read more about the Midnight Walk here.