Hundreds of women in Bath street walk
More than 600 women are preparing to walk through the streets of Bath at night in aid of charity this weekend.
The Dorothy House Midnight Walk takes place on Saturday.
It is the Winsley hospice's biggest fundraiser of the year.
BBC Points West presenter Imogen Sellers will be joined by Butlers in the Buff to cheer the walkers on as they leave SouthGate on the stroke of midnight.
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Jane Braham, from the Bath-based Walk Fit Club, will lead a group warm-up before people set off on what is expected to be a rain-free night.
Hundreds of women will be dressing up for the event and taking part in memory of a loved one, or as thanks for treatment they have received.
Among the walkers will be Sharon French, 55, from Melksham, who wanted to pay the hospice back after its support when she was fighting breast cancer. She said: "I am very grateful to Dorothy House for providing me with someone to talk to when it was most needed.
"I have always supported charities related to cancer research or treatment, and when I moved to Wiltshire I started to support Dorothy House. But in 2009 I needed their support having been diagnosed with breast cancer.
"Without the support from Dorothy House I would have found the experience even more traumatic than it already was. I have continued to support Dorothy House whenever possible and although I may not be fully fit, I will endeavour to complete the walk – even if I come in at the end of the pack."
Last year's event raised £145,000 to help the hospice provide care to patients and their families.
Participants will follow a circular route around the city, taking in the Royal Crescent and Royal Victoria Park, where people can light a candle in memory of a loved one.
Dorothy House event fundraiser Phillippa Watson said: "It is fantastic to see so many women taking part in this event, which is now in the fifth year.
"I'm sure the walk will be a great success and with all the many women taking part there is sure to be a great atmosphere in Bath on Saturday night."
For more information about Dorothy House visit www. dorothyhouse.co.uk.