Colchester hospice walk may have raised £85,000

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 - Credit: 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.”

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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.