The countdown is on to St Luke’s Hospice ‘Midnight Walk’ through Crewe and Nantwich. On Saturday 1st July, hundreds of supporters will be taking on the 11 or six mile walking challenge through the streets of Crewe and Nantwich, starting from Reaseheath College.
This year the Hospice is celebrating 35 years of care in the heart of the community and hopes itwill be the biggest and brightest Midnight Walk yet with a rainbow theme. The party starts at the event village where there will be a live DJ, glitter face-painting, hair braiding in a multi-coloured double decker bus, gin tasting, s’more toasting, Zumba dancing, buskers and much more.
Friends Michelle Curzon-Hill and Christina both from Willaston in Nantwich are taking part in the 11 mile walk in memory of Michelle’s mother-in-law June and Christina’s father Archie who were both cared for in their final days at St Luke’s Hospice. They have so far raised over £950, succeeding their target of £750.
Michelle says, “My mother-in-law June was treated at St Luke’s earlier this year, and the place was magnificent. The staff that looked after June were so caring. We learnt that St Luke’s receives limited support from the government and relies on donations. Christina’s father, Archie, was also looked after here in his final days in 2006.
“June initially went in for pain management. Unfortunately, whilst in the Hospice, she was diagnosed with terminal cancer and spent the final weeks of her life there. We were comforted by the knowledge that June was being given 24/7 care of the highest standard and that she was looked after and treated with utmost dignity in the final days of her life. We will be forever grateful.” She says, “Supporting St Luke’s is so important. It is also going to be a fun evening spent with like-minded people all raising vital funds for a brilliant cause.”
Jane Thompson, Head of Events, is excited to bring colour and energy to the streets of Crewe and Nantwich for the six or 11 mile sponsored walk through Crewe and Nantwich on Saturday 1st July. She said: “All our supporters and team bring so much energy and enthusiasm to the Midnight Walk. We have so many exciting things planned for the evening including a live DJ, glitter face-painting, hair braiding in a multi-coloured double decker bus, glow headbands and much more. We really will be lighting up Cheshire and we hope to raise vital funds for the special care and support which the Hospice provides to local people and their families. “Please get together with family and friends and help us make it a colourful night of fundraising for St Luke’s!”
Advanced Medical Solutions plc, a Winsford-based business which specialises in designing and manufacturing medical and surgical equipment, is proud to be partnering with St Luke’s once again in support of the Midnight Walk. Chief Executive Chris Meredith explains: “The
reason Advanced Medical Solutions choose to sponsor the Midnight Walk is because St Luke’s is a local charity which is very close to the hearts of many people. It is such a special event, which provides fond, long-lasting memories for all those that take part and I would
urge everyone to sign up.”
To take part and book your tickets for the Midnight Walk, email: firstname.lastname@example.org