Colchester hospice walk may have raised £85,000

PUBLISHED: 11:21 05 July 2018

The St Helena Hospice, Hats and Hiardos Midnight Walk in Colchester, on June 23, 2018

The St Helena Hospice, Hats and Hiardos Midnight Walk in Colchester, on June 23, 2018

St Helena Hospice

Total Car Parks team volunteer to help at the Hats and Hairdos Midnight Walk for St Helena Hospice, Colchester.

A Total Car Parks team held on to their hats and volunteered at St Helena Hospice’s biggest fundraiser of the year – The Hats and Hairdos Midnight Walk in Colchester.

Representatives from the company’s IT and administration departments managed the car parking for the 900 plus participants, who together aimed to raise £85,000 for the cause.

Walkers set off on Saturday June 23 2018, at 10.30 pm, on a 3 or 7.5-mile route - starting and finishing at Stanfords Livestock Market in Colchester - with many volunteers returning in the early hours.

Georgina Norton, senior administrator for Essex-based Total Car Parks said: “It was a fantastic event with a colourful atmosphere.

“This is the tenth anniversary of the Midnight Walk, which is very fitting as Total Car parks is celebrating its 10th anniversary this year too; and we have been proud to support the charity from the start.

“People wore crazy hats and wigs and dressed in wacky outfits. It was a tremendous turnout for an excellent cause and we were glad to be a part of it.”

The event kicked off with music and dancing, and fire jugglers also put on a spectacular display.

St Helena Hospice is an Essex-based charity that helps people living with terminal illness and their families.

If you value what this story gives you, please consider supporting the East Anglian Daily Times. Click the link in the orange box above for details.

Most Read

Become a supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Most Read

Latest from the East Anglian Daily Times