Ladies ready to pound the streets for hospice’s Midnight Walk (and they’ll be as quiet as possible near people’s homes)

The walk in 2014
The walk in 2014

More than 550 ladies are signed up to take on this weekend’s six or 13-mile walking challenge, with organisers hoping to raise over £50,000 for the Florence Nightingale Hospice.

The stage is set for registration at Aylesbury College (start and finish point) from 10pm, with live music on the night from local band The Zefrones, support from Mix96’s breakfast show presenter Katy Brown and a fun warm-up to get the crowd going, courtesy of JBD Fitness & Dance.

PR & marketing manager Sam Heggie said: “On behalf of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, I have to say a big thank you to everyone taking part; from our marshals and volunteers, to all the local businesses who have lent a hand, including Aylesbury College, Premier Windows, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre and Tesco Tring Rd, who are kindly providing all our walker breakfasts this year.

“As always, we will try and be as quiet as we possibly can while going through residential areas and would welcome support as we pound the streets of Aylesbury.

“In previous years, it’s been a real boost to see people cheering us on – some supporters go to great lengths with hand-made banners, which are simply fantastic to see when you’re feeling a little tired and sore.”