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Organisers of St Nicholas Hospice Care's Girls Night Out charity walk in Bury St Edmunds are urging people to sign up ahead of March 4 event





Organisers of a hospice's charity walk are urging people to pull on their best pyjamas and help raise much needed funds for those facing the most difficult of times.

St Nicholas Hospice Care, which provides care and help for people and families across West Suffolk and Thetford facing dying, caring, and grief, is hoping fundraisers will sign up to support the rearranged event on Saturday, March 4 this year.

The Bury St Edmunds charity event had originally been planned for September 10 last year, but was postponed following the Queen's death.

St Nicholas Hospice Care's Girls Night Out walk in Bury St Edmunds will take place on Saturday, March 4 this year. Picture: Mecha Morton
St Nicholas Hospice Care's Girls Night Out walk in Bury St Edmunds will take place on Saturday, March 4 this year. Picture: Mecha Morton

Charlie De-Moore, the hospice's events manager, said: "With everyone settling back into their routines following the festive period, March 4 really isn't that far away, and we'd love it if as many people as possible could join us for our rearranged event on March 4 and help raise funds for us.

"Although the walk may be taking place at a different time of year, participants can still expect all of the features they have come to know and love. Seeing Angel Hill lit up with flashing bunny ears is always an amazing sight, and for myself and everyone at St Nic's, it is an incredible feeling to know that all of those people are there to raise funds and support our hospice.

"If you haven't already, please sign up, and join this special walk. Every step and mile makes a difference to your community's hospice care."

The original planned walk had to be postponed following the Queen's death. Picture: Mecha Morton
The original planned walk had to be postponed following the Queen's death. Picture: Mecha Morton

On the night, walkers will set off from Angel Hill around 6.30pm; and beforehand, there will be a fun Zumba warm-up from a team of local Zumba instructors. Walkers can either complete 11.2 or six-mile routes around the town.

There will also be a memory minute, giving those taking part and supporting the event the chance to reflect, as well as memory boards on Angel Hill and at the charity's hospice building in Hardwick Lane, Bury, where people can remember loved ones who have died.

Walkers will also receive a cake and hot drink at the finish and a Girls Night Out 2022 medal.

To sign up, see here.

And to apply to volunteer, see here.

There will not be another Girls Night Out Event in September this year.