Walk with us at Girls Night Out, the sponsored walk for women.
Join us on Saturday, 8 September, for our 10th 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.
Registrations 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.
Caryl's Crew, made up of members from Long Melford and Sudbury, were walking in memory or Caryl, Betty and Vivienne.
Maureen Barsby said: “Betty and Vivienne were supported by the Hospice, but sadly Caryl didn't make it there. We are doing this for them. It's our first time walking but we're looking forward to it and think it will be fun. We're looking forward to seeing the topless men handing out water.”
Ready to be like Caryl's Crew or New Togs?
Gather friends, family, colleagues, gym buddies . . . everyone!
The 11-strong New Togs team was made up of staff from St Christopher's Primary School, in Red Lodge.
Team member Carol Monroe said: “We've never done Girls Night Out before, but all of us know someone who's suffered from cancer. We also lost one of teachers to it earlier this year - she passed away at the Hospice. We will be thinking of her as we walk.”
JM Finn & Co is the main sponsor for this year's Girls Night Out. They are also entering a team of staff members, family and friends as team Fat and Finn.
Andrew Mann, Senior Investment Manager, said: “We are delighted to be the main sponsor for St Nicholas Hospice Care’s Girls Night Out charity moonlight walk. As an organisation we are always keen to support our local community and the hospice helps so many people and their families when they really need it, not just in Bury St Edmunds but across West Suffolk and Thetford.
“We hope as many women as possible will wear their pyjamas and bunny ears with pride on Saturday, 9 September and help raise as much as possible for the hospice.”
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.