Support the Local Midnight Walks
PUBLISHED: 13:59 04 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:18 20 February 2013
Calling all ladies get those trainers dusted off and start limbering up for the 2011 Florence Nightingale Hospice Charitys (FNHC) Gemstone Midnight Walk on Saturday July 16, in Aylesbury.
Last years event, which saw 500 of all ages, pounding the streets at midnight, raised over 60,000 for the charity, which provides comprehensive care and support through in-patient and at-home services for local families affected by life-limiting illness across Bucks, Beds and parts of Oxfordshire. This year the aim is to sign-up over 750 walkers.
Health and Fitness Expert Rosemary Conley CBE is also lending her support to the event, together with members from Aylesburys Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness Club (RCDFC).
Rosemary said: I am delighted that local Rosemary Conley Diet & Fitness Club franchisee Joanna Beardsmore-Dilks and many of her members are once again taking part in the Florence Nightingale Gemstone Midnight Walk.
Not only is the event raising valuable funds for the hospice, it is helping participants to keep fit and active too. I hope a large number of ladies enter the event in order to break last years record and exceed the amount of money raised for this very worthwhile charity.
Whether you want to take part in the Gemstone Midnight Walk in memory of a loved one, are a keen walker and want to do something for a worthy local cause, or fancy doing something a little different on a Saturday night, we promise we have the event for you! claims Lindsey Fealey, head of fundraising at FNHC said: We raised a fantastic amount last year with the local community and local businesses really showing their enthusiasm and support by getting behind its local hospice. With your continued support this year, we hope to raise vital funds to help keep our hospice and its services running to support families affected by life-limiting illness, she added.
The Gemstone Midnight Walk is a six or 12-mile walking event around Aylesbury, starting from Aylesbury College. Its suitable for participants aged 11 (when accompanied by an adult) and up, with a fun pre-walk build-up.