Haverhill women encouraged to join St Nicholas Hospice Care's biggest fund-raiser Girls Night Out
Haverhill women are being encouraged to don their pyjamas and flashing bunny ears for a vital charity’s biggest fund-raising event.
Girls Night Out will see women walk either 11.2 or six miles around Bury St Edmunds on Saturday, September 14, in aid of St Nicholas Hospice Care.
About 1,755 participants have signed up so far and organisers are hoping more women from the Haverhill area will take part.
Among those joining the walk for the first time is Ellie Arthur, 31, of Haverhill.
She said: “I’m really looking forward to taking part in this year’s Girls Night Out.
“Despite the fact that I am a keen walker this will be the first year I have pulled on the bunny ears for the cause.
“I have decided to take part this year because over the last 12 months I have personally become aware of how important the hospice is.
“The staff did a fantastic job supporting a family friend and I will be forever grateful for the respect and dignity she was treated with.
“You don’t realise how important a charity like St Nicholas Hospice Care is until you need it yourself.”
Girls Night Out is sponsored for the third time by JM Finn.
Last year, more than 2,000 women took part and monies from the event totalled £226,000.
The walk sets off from Angel Hill at 8pm and there will be medals for all of those completing the challenge, plus celebratory cupcakes and hot drinks at the finish line.
For those wishing to remember someone there will be memory boards on Angel Hill and for those walking the 11.2-mile route there will also be memory boards at the charity’s Hardwick Lane hospice.
Registration forms are available from hospice shops in Haverhill,Bury St Edmunds, Sudbury, Newmarket, Mildenhall and Brandon.
Sign up online at www.girlsnightoutwalk.co.uk – registration costs £15, including a T-shirt and pair of flashing bunny ears.
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