Midnight Walk is the talk of the town!
Charity / Mon 8th Jul 2013 at 09:00am
By Sarah Pusey
HUNDREDS OF “VISIONS IN PINK”, lit up the Harlow sky-line on Saturday as the Moonlit Walk took place.
YourHarlow reporter, Sarah Pusey took part and reported from the scene.
“Donned in pink, myself and 864 walkers took to the streets of Harlow for St Clare Hospice’s sixth annual 10k Midnight Walk. The support was overwhelming, with families, work colleagues and friends gathering to raise money for the patients and families that the hospice cares for on a daily basis.
Like many of the walkers, we see the event as a fantastic way to honour a loved one’s memory and give something back to the hospice based in Hastingwood. Pictured below is my step mother, Carole Pusey, and her two daughter’s Carley Ellis and Amy West with son Scott Patterson, who walked 10k in memory of a doting father, grandfather, and great-grandfather; Peter Adams, who passed in the month of March, 2005.
The night went off to an incredible start. Heart FM got the crowd going, followed by a Zumba exercise class to help the walkers limber up before the event.
We began walking at 10:30PM, supporters began chanting- “These boots are made for walking”, and that’s just what they did!
The volunteers did a great job encouraging the walkers along the course commencing from the Water Gardens around Harlow Town Centre- Even the boys in blue fashioned fluffy bunny ears in support of the event.
We completed the course in just under two hours and ten minutes, shaving just seconds off last years time. A well deserved ‘well done!’ goes out to all the Midnight Walkers, as well as a huge thank you to all the sponsors helping me raise a total of £204.81.