Hundreds of women have already signed up to take part in a local hospice’s moonlight charity walk, but organisers are calling for more to join them.
St Nicholas Hospice Girls Night Out walk, which this year will take place on Saturday, September 14, sees women wear pyjamas and flashing bunny ears to walk either 11.2 or six miles around Bury St Edmunds.
Last year more than 2,100 women took part and with this year’s walk, the charity’s 11th, organisers are hoping even more women will join them to help make 2019 the biggest year yet.
With the event having opened for registrations on April 5, so far more than 250 women have already taken advantage of the charity’s early-bird offer and signed up for £10 each.
Jenny Smith, the hospice’s events manager, said: “Ladies tell us Girls Night Out is an amazing event with people cheering them on and wishing them well.
“Whether you have walked with us before, or want to take part for the first time we can guarantee you an enjoyable night all in the name of a good cause.
“Girls Night Out is so important to us and I am so humbled by how much support it has from across the local community.”
Girls Night Out 2018 raised £226,000 for the hospice, which supports people in West Suffolk and Thetford living with dying, death and grief.
This year will see the return of the Memory Minute, where just before setting off, all participants can shine their torches or phones into the sky and think about their loved ones.
Those taking part also receive a celebratory cupcake and hot drink at the finish.
Women can register for the sponsored walk, which is supported by main sponsor, wealth manager, J M Finn for £10 per person until May 31 (£15 registration June 1 onwards).
You can sign up online at www.girlsnightoutwalk.co.uk or pick up an application form from one of the hospice’s shops.
You must be aged 14 to take part and those between 14 and 17 must walk with someone over the age of 18.