This Saturday (10 June) York’s St Leonard’s Hospice is holding its annual Midnight Walk which will see hundreds of its supporters take to the streets of the historic city after dark on a 6.5-mile circular route across the Knavesmire and along the banks of the River Ouse.
St Leonard’s Hospice is an independent charity, providing specialist palliative care and support for local people with life limiting illnesses.
Its care is free of charge to patients and their families but not free to provide, so it relies heavily on the generosity of the public to help raise the £5 million it costs each year to run St Leonard’s Hospice.
At the Midnight Walk a team of marshals will be on hand along the way to ensure everyone is safe and having a great time while also handing out bottles of water to help ensure that everyone stays hydrated.
We’ve been supporters of the hospice for some time and this year we’re donating 1,000, 500ml sports cap bottles to the Midnight Walk.
During the build-up Minster FM’s Harry Hometime will be on hand to keep everyone entertained, along with Thomas from Clubbercise who’ll be getting everyone warmed up.
Participants are being encouraged to “glow” for St Leonard's, whether it’s with a single glow stick or head-to-toe in neon. There’ll also be merchandise available to buy on the night.
Entrants are being encouraged to walk in memory of a loved one while having fun with friends and family, or simply to do something a little bit different with their Saturday night. Whatever the reason, everyone taking part will be helping to raise essential funds for St Leonard's Hospice.