Swimmer Sharron Davies launches Bath Midnight Walk 2013 for Dorothy House
Women of all ages are being asked to walk around Bath at night to raise money for one of the city’s best-loved charities.
The annual Midnight Walk is held in aid of Dorothy House, and this year women are being asked to complete the five-mile route in their pyjamas.
Keen supporters - including Bath Chronicle staff - put their best feet forward to launch this year’s walk, at which organisers hope to raise £135,000 to provide vital care for cancer patients and their families.
Bath Chronicle editor Lynne Fernquest and reporters Laura Tremelling, Siobhan Prideaux, and Liza-Jane Gillespie have pledged to take part in the women-only walk, and joined Olympic swimmer Sharron Davies for the launch.
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Sharron, who lives in Bradford on Avon, said: “Taking part in the Midnight Walk will keep you fit and also raise money for a very worthwhile charity.
“So it is a win, win situation.”
Dorothy House hopes to recruit more than 1,000 walkers for the event, which takes place at midnight on Saturday September 14.
It will start from SouthGate, and will take participants in a circular route around the city, incorporating the Royal Crescent and Royal Victoria Park, where people can light a candle in memory of a loved one
Corporate and events fundraiser for Dorothy House Phillippa Watson said: “I am urging all women to grab their pyjamas and onesies and take part in the biggest pyjama party in Bath.
“It will be a great event.”
Last year the walk raised a total of £76,000, with 653 women taking part.
The youngest participant was 16, while the oldest was 79.
Registration will be open on Thursday with an early bird fee of £10 until June 30, after which it increases to £15.
Every day Dorothy House helps people affected by life-threatening conditions, both at the hospice in Winsley and in their homes.
All services including pain relief, respite for carers, emotional support and day care are provided free of charge.
The hospice depends on donations from local people and money raised through fundraising events to continue to provide the vital services.
For more information and to register for the walk, visit www,dorothyhouse.co.uk.