New look Midnight Walk for 2019

Tue 8th January 2019 2.22PM

New look Midnight Walk for 2019

St Luke’s biggest annual fundraiser, the Midnight Walk, is getting a makeover for 2019.

The popular walk through the streets of #Crewe and #Nantwich will return in June for its 15th year with a shorter distance, a different halfway turnaround point, an earlier starting time, our lowest registration price ever and, for the first time, the inclusion of men!

Debra Sloan, Events Fundraiser at St Luke's Cheshire Hospice, said: “Every year we are overwhelmed by the generosity and kindness of our loyal supporters who walk with us through the streets of Crewe and Nantwich and have helped raise nearly £2.5million since the Midnight Walk began.

“We are so excited about the changes to this year’s event and hope it will encourage more supporters, in particular families, to walk for St Luke’s.

“This year our fundraising target is £140,000 which would fund an incredible 940 nurses shifts on our Inpatient Unit. Each shift costs £149 and each hour of nursing care £31, so when you walk and raise money for St Luke’s you are helping us to move one step closer to this target.”

The Midnight Walk will take place on Saturday 29th June 2019, starting as usual from Reaseheath College. This year walkers can take part in a six mile ‘mini moon’ or a ‘full moon’ walk, which is just over ten miles.

The halfway turnaround point this year will be Crewe Railway Station, so it really will be ‘all change at Crewe!’ Refreshments will be available at the station, as well as toilet facilities and entertainment to boost spirits for the walk back to Reaseheath College.

The Midnight Walk will start at the earlier time of 10pm to encourage more families to take part, and for the first time men will be able to join in too. To top it all St Luke’s is offering its lowest registration fee for the walk with an early bird rate of £12.50 for the first 300 walkers to sign up. The price will then increase to £16, which is still lower than previous years.

Debra Sloan added: “Whether you are a seasoned walker or taking part for the first time, the Midnight Walk is empowering, inspiring and an unforgettable way to raise money for St Luke’s. Whether you are remembering a loved one or walking for those being cared for today, every walker will make a difference.”

For more information and to sign up to the Midnight Walk please visit www.stlukes-hospice.co.uk/midnightwalk

Connect