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Ipswich: Have you signed up for St Elizabeth Hospice’s Midnight Walk? Event takes place on Saturday, May 10

11:37 06 May 2014

Jimmy's Farm's Andrew Barfield and Shetland Pony Bella along with St Elizabeth Hospice's volunteer Keith Digweed and  Norman Finbow, Jimmy's Farm's Shannon Cullum, volunteer Christine Heffer and the hospice's event fundraiser Leanne Carhart to launch the St Elizabeth Hospice's Midnight Walk at Jimmy's Farm.

Jimmy's Farm's Andrew Barfield and Shetland Pony Bella along with St Elizabeth Hospice's volunteer Keith Digweed and Norman Finbow, Jimmy's Farm's Shannon Cullum, volunteer Christine Heffer and the hospice's event fundraiser Leanne Carhart to launch the St Elizabeth Hospice's Midnight Walk at Jimmy's Farm.

There are just a few days left to sign up for St Elizabeth Hospice’s Midnight Walk.

The popular fundraiser is already set to be the biggest one in Ipswich for several years. More than 1,500 men and women have registered to walk or run round the town centre on Saturday. Online registration closes at 10pm on Thursday – so organisers are urging anyone wanting to take part to register as soon as possible.

The Midnight Walk is suitable for any fitness ability and offers participants the option to walk or run either five or eight miles, or 13 miles – Ipswich’s first night-time half-marathon.

This year’s event has a cowboy and cowgirl theme and merchandise including cowboy hats, feather boas and boppers will be on sale on the night at Ipswich Town Football Club, where the event starts and finishes.

In line with the western theme, there will also be a country western style warm-up and there will be entertainment at Portman Road before the walkers and runners set off, with the Just Jay dance group doing a 10-minute medley and the chance for people to have a go riding a bucking bronco.

One group getting in with the theme are the ‘Blister Sisters’, made up of six women including St Elizabeth Hospice nurse Andrea English, of Reydon, who will be running the 13-mile route.

Mrs English, who works at St Elizabeth Hospice Day Care in Gorleston, said: “Six of us local girls in Reydon decided to set ourselves a challenge, running the half-marathon at the Midnight Walk.

“We will all be dressing up and cowboy hats and rhinestones will definitely be making an appearance.”

Leanne Carhart, St Elizabeth Hospice’s lead events and challenges fundraiser, said: “All the money raised will go towards helping provide hospice care for local people and really will make a difference.”

Visit www.midnightwalkipswich.co.uk to register.

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