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Midnight Walk returns after five year break

A popular night time charity event in aid of St Helena Hospice returns to Colchester this autumn after a five year hiatus.

Toni from Clubbercise Colchester led a mini conga line through Culver Square in Colchester on Saturday to mark the opening of registration for St Helena Hospice’s Midnight Walk, sponsored by Fenwick Colchester. 

The night time event is set to take place on Friday 27th September and will see hundreds of people walking a four mile or nine mile route through the streets to the north of the city centre.

Both routes will pass St Helena Hospice on Barncroft Close in Highwoods, where people can pause at the memory stop if they choose to.

Anyone over the age of 11 can join in and participants are encouraged to dress in bright colours as the charity event has a neon theme to light up the night. Both routes start and finish at the home of Colchester United, the JobServe Community Stadium, where there will be a fun event village with performers, glitter station, food stalls and more, plus a daring glass and Lego walk challenge.

Marcus Poston, partnerships fundraising manager at St Helena Hospice, is encouraging people across north east Essex to sign up for the memorable event:

“You don’t want to miss this chance to join in the return of the Midnight Walk in your finest neon attire!

“Whether you’re walking by yourself, as a group or family, with your friends or as a couple, everyone is welcome. There’s a choice of two routes which will see most participants still walking as the clock strikes 12, so prepare to party with us past bedtime!

“Signing up early for the event gives you time to train and raise as much sponsorship as you can to support the vital work of St Helena Hospice.

“By taking part in Midnight Walk, you can help us support more people in our local community to live their lives with compassion, dignity and choice until the very end.”

Nancy Foster, store director at event sponsor Fenwick Colchester, said:

“Fenwick Colchester is absolutely delighted to support St Helena Hospice for the return of this September’s Midnight Walk through in-store fundraising and other activity in the lead up to it. 

“St Helena provides an invaluable service to our local community and we are privileged to play a part in this through the event.”

Midnight Walk sets off at 10pm and participants can arrive from 7pm on the night to enjoy the event village activities.

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