Charity walk bosses amazed at response

MORE than 1,600 women have already signed up to take part in the St Elizabeth Hospice's Midnight Walk, it was revealed today.

MORE than 1,600 women have already signed up to take part in the St Elizabeth Hospice's Midnight Walk, it was revealed today.

Organisers, who admit they are overwhelmed at the response, are appealing for volunteers to help on the night, held on Saturday, May 23, as the ladies embark on the eight-mile circuit around Ipswich town centre.

Due to the high volume of participants, a deadline for registration forms has been set meaning all those wishing to join in must contact the charity by Friday, May 1.

Patsy Johnson, events co-ordinator at St Elizabeth Hospice said: “We have been overwhelmed by the response, it has been amazing.

“Although the Midnight Walk is a ladies-only event, we are looking for both male and female volunteers. Volunteers are required during the day to help with putting up signs, general administration and organisational support.

“During the event, volunteers are needed to help with registration, marshalling the walk, serving refreshments, car parking and various other duties.

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“We would be grateful for any time that you could spare, even if it is only an hour or two. The Midnight Walk is a great event to be part of. Whether you are walking or volunteering, the atmosphere will be fantastic.”

The event starts and finishes at the Copleston Centre in Foxhall Road and refreshments will be available along the route.

Registration is �10 and includes a T-shirt, certificate, goody bag and refreshments.

For more information about volunteering or the event itself, contact the fundraising office on 01473 723600, e-mail fundraising@stelizabethhospice.org.uk or visit www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk.

Are you taking part for a special reason? Write to Your Letters, Evening Star, 30 Lower Brook Street, Ipswich, IP4 1AN, or e-mail eveningstarletters@eveningstar.co.uk