Midnight Walk Brightens Up Bristol Night!
Over a thousand women took part in The Midnight Walk this weekend to raise money for St Peter's Hospice.
Starting at 10.30pm on Saturday 9 July from Ashton Gate football ground, the women took in some of the city’s best known sites during the 10-mile route which finished in the early hours of Sunday 10 July.
Organised by St Peter’s Hospice, this was the second midnight walk which it is hoped will raise over £100,000 for the charity.
Including the suspension bridge, the Downs, Bristol Zoo, Cabot Tower and the ss Great Britain the women, who all wore the distinctive pink Midnight Walk t-shirts, snaked their way across the city finishing back at the football ground.
Jo Gibbons, Head of Fundraising at the hospice said: “First of all I’d like to thank all those who took part in the walk. It was an amazing effort and fantastic to see so many people all together wearing the pink t-shirts.
“Thanks also needs to go to the marshals and all of our volunteers, without whom the walk couldn’t have taken place.
“Everybody had such a good time and made a night of it. It’s now vital that everyone who took part gets their donations in as soon as possible as the money raised goes towards keeping the hospice running throughout the year.”
St Peter’s Hospice is Bristol’s only adult hospice caring for local people with incurable diseases and giving them a better quality of life. All care is provided free of charge but with the NHS contributing just 23% of the £6 million needed to run the hospice yearly, money raised from events like the Midnight Walk is vital.
Last year the hospice cared for 2,000 patients in the region and supported over 6,000 family members, including children.
Pictures of the event