Sponsors help kick off plans for hospice’s Midnight Walk

Perrys sponsor Midnight Walk for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.

Perrys sponsor Midnight Walk for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.

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A midnight walk raising funds for a hospice is being held once again this summer.

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity (FNHC) is bringing back the ever popular event for a seventh year, with support from many local businesses such as Perry’s, Aylesbury and Premier Windows, Aylesbury who are co-sponsoring the official Midnight Walk 2016 T-shirts.

Premier Windows have sponsored the Midnight Walk for many years, and Perry’s are joining FNHC for the first time this year, on Saturday, July 9.

FNHC’s fundraising manager, Frankie Hockham, said: “We’re really excited that Premier Windows and Perry’s are co-sponsoring the official Midnight Walk 2016 t-shirts.

“The co-sponsorship deal means we could get the t-shirts designed and signed off earlier than planned, which means walkers can wear them out and about when training.”

FNHC have introduced an added carnival twist to the ‘Glo4Flo’ theme this year, in support of the 2016 Rio Olympics. All participants are encouraged to go to town with jazzing up their Midnight Walk outfits – the crazier the better.

Frankie added: “We’re encouraging walkers to decorate their Midnight Walk t-shirts as vibrantly and over the top as they can. It’s so much fun to see hundreds of ladies walking together in a sea of colour.

“There will be lots of neon and party-themed accessories for walkers to purchase for a few pennies on the night too.”

Keep an eye out for Perry’s cars circulating the route on the night. They will be driving about, accompanied by a member of charity staff for the entire walk, so don’t forget to give them a wave.

To register for £18pp, visit www.gemstonewalk.co.uk or our Facebook Page (Gemstone Walk).

Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity needs to raise over £650,000 a year to continue providing care and support to families in the local community, who are battling life-limiting illnesses.