Rise and shine for midnight walk

Jackie Hadaway (Inner Wheel), Joan Cleaver (Inner Wheel), Diana Patrick (Cransley Hospice), Paul Marlow (Lakelands Day Hospice), Mary Smith (Inner Wheel), Sara Lambert (Wren Spinney School)
Jackie Hadaway (Inner Wheel), Joan Cleaver (Inner Wheel), Diana Patrick (Cransley Hospice), Paul Marlow (Lakelands Day Hospice), Mary Smith (Inner Wheel), Sara Lambert (Wren Spinney School)

At the midnight hour fundraisers will be sporting their best bedwear at an event to raise funds for five worthwhile causes.

The annual 5km pyjama walk is being held on Saturday, April 20, to support Cransley Hospice in Kettering and Lakelands in Corby, Wren Spinney School, Inner Wheel Huxloe and Kettering General Hospital’s charity fund.

The popular event attracts hundreds of people, from tots in pushchairs to walkers in their 80s.

Fundraiser for Cransley Hospice, Diane Patrick, said: “We are five local charities working together and the walk is a lot of fun for families.

“We want as many people as possible to take part and enjoy doing something different on a Saturday night, as well as supporting these worthwhile causes. We have held the pyjama walk for several years now and it’s a popular event.

“It’s something everyone can enjoy, including children.

“The proceeds are divided evenly between the charities.”

Registration will take place from 9.15pm and the walk will start at 10pm.

Before fundraisers set off there will be a pre-walk warm up to the sounds of the Bill Burton Disco.

Walkers will set off from the Harriers Pavilion in Thurston Drive and will follow a figure of eight route taking in Lake Avenue and Northampton Road.

Everyone who completes the walk will be presented with a medal. At the end of the walk there will be a midnight feast at The Trading Post pub and restaurant.

Paul Marlow, fundraising at Lakelands Hospice in Butland Road, Corby, said: “Last year the pyjama walk was a fantastic event. It really was a fun evening.

“I hope that Lakeland supporters will go along and join the party.

“We had loads of laughs last time and I’m sure this year’s event will be just as enjoyable.”

It costs £6 to take part in the walk, if people register beforehand, and £8 on the night.

Walkers can also add to the proceeds by seeking their own sponsors.

People interested in joining the pyjama party can obtain an entry pack by telephoning 01536 527407. Further details can be obtained at www.cransleyhospice.org.uk or www.lakelandshospice.org.uk.