Come and join us on Friday 21 June as we walk together through the night to raise the vital funds we need to continue providing free of charge care in 2019 and beyond.
We are delighted that for the fourth year running Trident Honda will be sponsoring the Midnight Walk, our biggest annual fundraising event
This year it is an 80’s theme so pull on your leg warmers and enjoy some disco fever along the eight mile route. We are also encouraging all our participants to wear the pictures of those they are taking part in memory of, even if they weren’t for cared by the hospice. It is a time to come together as a community and walk together.
Susie Roberts and her “Deans K-A’s Team” will be walking in memory of her husband Dean Roberts who was cared for by the hospice in 2016 before he died aged 54. Dean, the former Chairman of Knaphill Athletic Football Club, was an inspirational figure to the players and coaches and he firmly believed in the value of grass roots football.
“I will be forever grateful to the hospice for the care Dean received, the staff are all angels to me and any way I can help to support them I will” commented Susie “Deans K-A’s have taken part in the Midnight Walk in Deans memory every year since and we will continue to do so. Seeing all those people standing together makes me realise I’m not on my own. It’s such a fantastic event to be a part of.”
Susie was so inspired by the hospice and the care they provide that she joined the hospice working as part of the House Keeping team in April 2017.
“When I saw the advert for the positon I thought to myself ‘I could do that’ and I could help others as I know exactly what they are going through”. added Susie “It is a privilege to do what I do and if I help put a smile on one person’s face I know I have done a good job”.
“Last year we cared for over 2,000 patients, their carers and families across North west Surrey and the Midnight Walk raises the essential funds we need to continue this.” commented Jayne Cooper CEO “We are extremely grateful to all the teams of Ladies that take part walking together in memory of their loved ones or in support of the work we do.”
If you would like to join Susie and her team the eight mile Midnight Walk route starts and finishes at Woking Leisure Centre starting at 10pm, and it is open to ladies age 11 and up. Registration is now open and if you sign up before Tuesday 30 April you will enjoy the early bird entry of just £15 per entrant. We are encouraging all our walkers to dress in their best 80’s gear and there will be prizes for the best dressed team and individuals but if you can also purchase our Midnight Walk t-shirts.
For more information or to sign up please visit www.wsbhospices.co.uk/midnight or contact our Events Team on 01483 881752.
The Midnight Walk is supported by Freedom Leisure Centre.