St Clare’s Midnight Walk is back with a bang!

Charity / Mon 14th Mar 2016 at 04:38pm

Midnight WalkDUST off your tutus, break out the fairy wings, and get your glow sticks at the ready because St Clare Hospice’s Midnight Walk is back with a bang for 2016! On Saturday July 2, Harlow will be set to ‘light up the night’ for St Clare when its neon-themed sponsored walk takes to the streets.

Midnight Walk mania took over the Water Gardens on Monday (14 March) when the team, clad in neon, joined up with sponsors Barnes and Partners, Heart Radio and Harlow Star, to officially launch the biggest event in the St Clare calendar.

This year the charity is hoping to register more walkers than ever before, with an estimated 600 people walking in memory of loved ones and raising vital funds for the charity. With the help of the local community the team hope to smash their £60,000 fundraising target – an amount which would fund the charity’s Inpatient Unit for two weeks.

Lending her paws to the cause was the Hospice’s cuddly mascot Clare Bear who was delighted to make a new furry friend at the Water Gardens in the form of Barnsey – the Barnes and Partners bear mascot! The fluffy duo hit it off and, after encouraging local shoppers to sign-up for the neon event, were later spotted on their first date in Esquires Coffee House!

Clare Bear and Barnsey Bear will be at the start line at the Water Gardens on July 2 to cheer the Midnight Walkers on. Two routes will be on offer on the night – both a 5k and a 10k option – making it suitable for all abilities. You can walk, stroll or even dance around the town!

It really is a MIDNIGHT walk this year as the race starts at 11:00pm and participants will be walking through to approximately 01:00am on Sunday July 3. Don’t worry though – Heart Radio will be helping you to party round the course with music from their famous DJs to keep you motivated every step of the way!

Tickets for the walk are now on sale with an introductory offer of 2 for £30 for the first 200 tickets! Standard ticket prices are £20 per adult (16 years and above) and £10 for children (11-15 years). So don’t delay, grab your family, friends and colleagues and sign up today!

You can register online at: http://stclarehospice.org.uk/event/midnight-walk-2016/ or by calling the St Clare Challenge and Events Fundraiser, Jade Clarke, on 01279 773756 or emailing [email protected]

Registration forms are also available from the Hospice reception or any of the St Clare shops.

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