Fancy a midnight stroll in your PJs?

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Cyclists, Street Pastors and police will mingle with families in pyjamas on a midnight walk in aid of five local charities.

Kettering Cycling Club (KCC), Kettering Street Pastors and officers from the town’s Safer Community Team have agreed to act as marshals for the walk on Saturday, April 21, which raises money for Cransley Hospice, Lakelands Hospice, Kettering General Hospital’s charity fund, Wren Spinney Community Special School and the Inner Wheel of Huxloe.

Street Pastor co-ordinator Fiona de Boltz said: “I felt really pleased they thought of us.

“We are happy to help in any way we can. I’m looking forward to it. I think it will be fun.”

More than 50 people have already signed up for the walk, which has raised more than £10,000 for the charities over the past two years.

More than 650 people turned out in their pyjamas, with many wearing their hair in bunches or clutching teddy bears, for the first pyjama walk in 2010. About 400 people took part last year.

John Tilley, of KCC, which has provided marshals to ride ahead of and alongside walkers and make sure everyone is OK said; “Everybody seems to enjoy it and the cycle members do too.”

About four or five cyclists, four pastors in uniform and several PCSOs and police officers will take part in the 5km figure-of-eight walk around the town centre, which starts at Kettering Town Harriers Pavilion at 10.15pm. Kettering DJ Bill Burton will host a disco at the Trading Post pub to celebrate the end.

To enter call Cransley Hospice on 01536 527407.