Celebrate 25 years of Hospice Care at Midnight Memory Walk

Just a few of the hundreds of walkers who took part in last year's event. Photo by Shanroe Photography
Just a few of the hundreds of walkers who took part in last year's event. Photo by Shanroe Photography

Local people are invited to join the Southern Area Hospice in celebrating 25 years of the Hospice by taking part in the Hospice Midnight Memory Walk.

After a fantastic turnout last year at the Hospice Midnight Memory Walk, which raised over £17,000, plans are well underway for this year’s event which will begin and end at the beautiful setting of St Colman’s College, Newry on Saturday October 4.

As this September will mark the 25th Anniversary of the Hospice they are inviting all friends and families who have been touched by the Hospice in any way over this time to come along and help celebrate and remember our loved ones at this special event.

The 6km route around Newry City has been designed to be a fun and easy way for everyone to raise vital funds to support the local hospice. Hospice staff and volunteers will lead a light warm up routine prior to the event to ensure walking muscles are ready for action before the countdown to midnight, when participants set off on their journey.

Why not get a few family members, friends or work colleagues together and take advantage of their group discount for teams of four or more. 

The registration fee is £5 for this captivating event, and the Hospice ask that participants raise a minimum sponsorship of £20 individually, or £15 each if part of a group. Under 14’s register for free and are asked to raise a minimum sponsorship of £10 each. All fitness abilities can attend, and under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult.

Please note that due to high demand there will be no registration on the night and all participants must register before Friday September 26. Registration can be done online at www.active.com/newry-gb/walking/races/midnight-memory-walk-2014 or by contacting Sarah Colgan or Lisa Mulkerns at the Fundraising Office on (028) 3025 1333 or colgans@southernareahospiceservice.org.