Walk with us at Girls Night Out, the sponsored walk for women.
Join us on Saturday, 8 September, for our tenth Girls Night Out walk.
You'll be able to join thousands of others as they don their pyjamas, a pair of glowing bunny ears and a huge smile and walk 11.2 or six miles through Bury St Edmunds.
Girls Night Out is our biggest fundraiser of the year. In 2017, more than 2,400 women signed up!
St Nicholas Hospice Care has to raise £11,000 a day to continue to offer emotional and physical support to more than 400 families dealing with long-term and life-threatening illnesses in West Suffolk and Thetford.
Our services are entirely free to all, but your support is vital for us to be able to carry on providing this care to the people and families in the local area.
For our 10th walk we will remember all those that we have walked for over the years. Please bring your torch for a special Memory Minute before the walk starts. Keep an eye out for our new memory boards which will be on Angel Hill and at St Nicholas Hospice Care.
At the finish we will be serving celebratory cupcakes and a choice of hot drinks. There will be independent catering vans if you wish to purchase something savoury.
Registration opens on Friday, 30 March. Follow us on Facebook to keep up to date.
Join us and…
- have a fun night out this September
- put on your pyjamas (and a pair of comfy trainers)
- bring a team of your girlfriends
- follow our dedicated Girls Night Out Facebook page to join our fantastic community of women walkers!
- bring your smartphone and camera to take photos, then upload them on our Facebook page.
Ready to get started with your fundraising? No problem.
- First of all, we need you to register. Register yourself, or a team, you are all welcome. You'll be taken to our event registration system.
- Next, create a JustGiving page, making sure to tell everyone why you're walking.
- Share your JustGiving page with friends and family on Facebook, Twitter and everywhere else. You can also share post from our Facebook page.
Feel like helping out? We're looking for volunteers.
We need more than 300 people to act as stewards and marshals on the evening. Girls Night Out cannot run without the help of many kind volunteers.
Who takes part?
Here are just a few of the incredible teams that took part in last year's Girls Night Out. We're proud that many of our walkers return every year, which is helping us to make this year bigger and better than ever before.
Sharon Phillips, Tracey Branning and Sue Lewis were all taking part as part of the Mildenhall Marvels Slimming World team, which, when combined with their sister teams from Slimming World groups in Littleport and St Neots resulted in 150 pairs of feet taking part.
Sharon said: “The three of us have all had cancer, we have all fought it. We didn’t need the hospice but we are doing the walk for all those people who haven’t been as lucky as we have. So they can continue to have the end-of-life care they need, and the support they deserve. Seeing that sea of bunny ears stretch for what seems like miles really is an amazing sight.”
Ready to be like Charlie's Angels or Mildenhall Marvels?
Gather friends, family, colleagues, gym buddies . . . everyone!
The Charlie’s Angels team, a group of four family members from Haverhill returned to take part in the walk for the third time.
Amanda Williams, Sue Elliott and Sophie and Laura Allen were all walking the 11.2 mile route in memory of Charlie Allen.
Amanda said: “We are all excited to be here. For us it is an extremely special event and one that as a family we are proud to be able to do in memory of our grandad and dad. For us it is not just about this night, taking part in the walk helps keep us together as a family all year as we all make sure we train together throughout the year which allows us time together to think about and remember our grandad and dad. It is fantastic to be taking part again, seeing all of the flashing lights is amazing.”
About St Nicholas Hospice Care
St Nicholas Hospice Care works compassionately in the fields of life-threatening illness, death and bereavement. We provide practical, medical and spiritual support to local people and their families living with an illness that is long-term or life-threatening; such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, motor neurone disease, heart or lung disease. We can offer everything from a soothing head massage, to advice on benefits to specialist clinical care.