More than 1,000 people expected to take part in St Luke’s Hospice fundraiser Midnight Walk

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Laxmi Varsani, who took part last year, said: “The walk was a beautiful experience to be part of. I truly had an amazing time.”

More 1,000 people are expected to join St Luke’s Hospice in its biggest fundraising event, the Midnight Walk.

The walk will take place on Saturday, June 25 June from 10pm to 3am, with around 1,400 people  expected to take part.

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With a five mile and a nine mile route, participants will be joined by people in fancy dress and glow in the dark accessories.

Hundreds of people join together in their free pink t-shirts as they take part in last year’s Midnight Walk to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice (Credit: St Luke’s Hospice)Hundreds of people join together in their free pink t-shirts as they take part in last year’s Midnight Walk to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice (Credit: St Luke’s Hospice)
Hundreds of people join together in their free pink t-shirts as they take part in last year’s Midnight Walk to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice (Credit: St Luke’s Hospice) | St Luke’s Hospice

Groups of families and friends will make their way around this memorable and community spirited night time walk whilst raising vital funds for St Luke’s Hospice, as it celebrates 35 years of providing care in the Harrow and Brent area.

The event will start at Byron Park at 9pm, where there will be music, food and entertainment.

Just before 10pm, there will be a live warm-up to help get everyone ready to set off on the marshalled route around Harrow.

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There will also be a free T-shirt and finisher’s medal for everyone who takes part.

The Midnight Walk logo - a charity event to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice (Credit: St Luke’s Hospice)The Midnight Walk logo - a charity event to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice (Credit: St Luke’s Hospice)
The Midnight Walk logo - a charity event to raise money for St Luke’s Hospice (Credit: St Luke’s Hospice) | St Luke’s Hospice

Laxmi Varsani and her family were participants last year.

Looking back on that, she said: “We did the walk in loving memory of my uncle Manji Patel.

“He was looked after by St Luke’s Hospice where he received amazing care.

“He passed away peacefully on June 30 2021.

“It was a very emotional journey for the whole family.

“The walk was a beautiful experience to be part of. I truly had an amazing time.”

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HSBC UK is the headline sponsor of the event and staff from their local branches will be taking part and joining a team of volunteers to make the event happen.

Network manager Rajan Malde said: “At HSBC we have a passion for really supporting those who support others in the community and that is exactly what St Luke’s Hospice does. This is why we are so proud to sponsor and support the Midnight Walk.”

Those unable to take part in the live event can do it in their own way as a virtual Midnight  Walk, choosing a date, time and route that suits them.

You must book a place at the St Luke’s website. Tickets are £20 for an adult and £10 for a child, with early bird discounts available until Monday, May 30.

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