Step up and help support a local hospice by pulling on your best pyjamas and comfiest trainers.
Registrations for St Nicholas Hospice Care’s 2020 Girls Night Out event opened on Friday, June 26, and the charity is hoping walkers will get behind the occasion and help raise much-needed funds.
Taking place on Saturday, September 12, the event, which is this year supported by main sponsor Suffolk focused property developer Jaynic, will be running a little differently, with the charity asking walkers to complete a challenge in their local area.
This could be a six-mile or 11.2-mile walk, or a different distance. Those who want to can also raise extra funds by making their challenge a sponsored one.
Jenny Smith, the hospice’s events manager, said: “For Jaynic’s Girls Night Out to be a success we need as many people as possible to get involved. Girls Night Out has become the success it has because of the affection our community has for it. We can’t gather together on Angel Hill this year, but by coming together for Girls Night Out in your communities you will be recreating the true spirit of the event.”
As the charity’s biggest fundraising event, last year the occasion raised an amazing £224,699, which helps fund the hospice’s support and services for those across West Suffolk and Thetford living with dying, caring and grief,
Nic Rumsey, managing director of Jaynic, says: “We’re pleased to be the main sponsor of the 2020 Girls Night Out event. These are uncertain times for everyone, but we are proud to be helping a local charity do something amazing. The hospice helps so many people at the most difficult times of their lives and to be able to keep doing that they need the community’s support.”
Details around the event are still being worked out, but the hospice is planning to use social media to help keep walkers connected as they take on their challenge. Participants will be encouraged to share their milestone moments with virtual cheers from marshals and volunteers also planned.
For those wishing to register for Jaynic’s Girls Night Out there is a £20 suggested donation and with the event open to all it is hoped families will see it as a fun challenge to do together. You can register online at www.girlsnightoutwalk.co.uk
Those taking part are asked to adhere to all government guidelines that may be in place.