Walking in the moonlight for charity

Walkers from last year's event
Walkers from last year's event

FUNDRAISERS will be walking in the moonlight when they take part in a Hartlepool event.

Registration is now open for the Hartlepool & District Hospice Moonlight Walk, which is biggest fundraising event of the year in the hospice calendar.

The annual 5.5 mile walk was formerly known as the Midnight Walk.

This year, the event starts at 8pm from the Hartlepool’s Maritime Experience on Saturday, September 7.

Organisers say it will see hundreds of women raising money for the hospice but this year, there is an added twist.

There will be an alternative route available for those more suited to a shorter walk.

Events fundraiser, Greg Hildreth said: “We really look forward to this event every year and it is still the biggest in our fundraising calendar. The atmosphere on the night is truly unique and it is great to see so many wonderful people coming along to show their support.”

People can sign up for £10 and the fee includes refreshments, a pre-event aerobic workout, T-shirt, a medal and hot supper at the end of the walk.

Anyone wanting to take part can register at www.hartlepoolhospice.co.uk or request a form from (01429) 855529.