Sign up to Hospiscare Exmouth Midnight Walk

HUNDREDS of women are expected to sign up for this year's Exmouth Hospiscare Midnight Walk now online registration has begun.

HUNDREDS of women are expected to sign up for this year's Exmouth Hospiscare Midnight Walk now online registration has begun.

This year the walk, which takes place on May 22, will follow a new eight mile circular route from Exmouth Rugby club.

It is hoped the new route will attract even more walkers than last year, when 1,200 women took part.

Organiser Louise Beeken said: "We were overwhelmed by the success of last year's event which raised an incredible �110,000.


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"This year we have changed the route, with the event starting and ending at Exmouth.

"This means that the walkers won't have to wait for buses and the process will be much quicker as we have extended the registration area to cope with the number of walkers we expect.

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"We are also adding an extra prize for the best fancy dress as we have seen some wonderful outfits over the last couple of years."

Hospiscare also needs men and women to volunteer for around three to four hours on the night, to act as marshals along the route and help the organisers at the start and finish.

As usual, the Exeter Chiefs will provide a party style warm-up, this year accompanied for the first time by Exeter FM who are supporting the event.

There will be hot snacks and drinks at the finish.

Proceeds from the walk will help Hospiscare to continue to care for 1,800 patients with terminal illness and their families in communities across Exeter, Mid and East Devon.

The money raised will fund pain-relieving equipment, specialist community nursing, day care sessions, bereavement services and complementary therapies.

Walkers can register at now at www.womensmidnightwalk.co.uk for the special price of just �10 from now until the end of February.

The registration fee will be �12 from March until the end of April, when registration will close.

Postal applications are available from Louise on (01392) 688062.

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