Boys wanted for Girls’ Big Night Out

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St Nicholas Hospice Care - Girls Night Out ENGANL00120120917154534

Organisers of a mass participation charity walk for women have issued an appeal for help to ensure the event runs smoothly and is fun for participants.

St Nicholas Hospice Care organises the annual Girls Night Out moonlight walk, which starts and finishes on Angel Hill, in Bury St Edmunds.

It sees women don pyjamas, comfy footwear and flashing bunny ears to stride either 11.2 or six miles around the town.

This year’s walk takes place on Saturday, September 13 and already more than 1,000 women have signed up to take part.

However, the hospice needs some helping hands to ensure the event is fun for walkers and that everything runs smoothly. Now, it is calling for anyone prepared to marshal; perform at the start, finish or along the route; or to hand out water and snacks, to get in touch.

Jenny Baskett, Hospice Events and Challenges Fundraiser, said: “Girls Night Out needs to be safe as well as fun, so that’s why we need as many marshals as possible to help make sure all the women taking part follow the correct route and are happy all the way round. “In addition to marshals we are in desperate need of performers to liven things up, while we are also calling for volunteers to hand out water and snacks to walkers at pit stops.

“In the past our ‘waterboys’ have taken their shirts off to spice things up - this has gone down very well with our walkers but it is not obligatory for volunteers.”

Performers in the past have included solo vocalists, rock bands, a pipe band and light juggler.

To volunteer or for more information, contact Jenny on 01284 715583 or email Registration for Girls Night Out is still open.

Go to to get involved.