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Success for Midnight Walk
MIDNIGHT walkers fought floods and mud to make sure an annual fundraiser was a great success.
More than 1,000 women took to the streets of Crewe and Nantwich for a half marathon walk at midnight to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice.
The eighth annual Midnight Walk also saw a change of direction this year as the 13-mile route was reversed to accomodate registration, parking and facilities at Manchester Metropolitan University’s Crewe campus.
Jane Thompson, head of event management fot St Luke’s, said: “We had a very difficult 24 hours prior to the walk as the site was completely flooded.
“We were still discussing with MMU moving into the sport hall as late at Saturday morning.
“However we had tremendous support from the university, ground staff, volunteers and the Crewe Scout group and with a combination of forking of the ground and tensa taping off areas we were able to go ahead.
“It was our own little Glastonbury.”
The event, held on June 9, also gave women the chance to take part in a 6.5-mile Half Moon version of the walk.
Jane praised the support the hospice has received from companies and organisations this year.
“Their support helped us to stem the shortfall we experienced from a drop in walker numbers and we cant thank them enough,” she said.
To support the fundraising efforts of the walkers by donating £1 to the hospice text LUKE02 £1 to 70070.
For more information visit midnightwalk.co.uk or call 01606 555688.
To find out more about St Luke’s visit stlukes-hospice.co.uk or ring 01606 551246.