Gallery: Women partied in the streets after dark during St Helena Hospice Midnight Walk

St Helena Hospice Colchester Midnight Walk

St Helena Hospice Colchester Midnight Walk - Credit: Kevin Bell 2013

Hundreds of ladies partied in their pyjamas to support St Helena Hospice’s fifth Midnight Walk.

Around 900 women donned their onesies, nighties and dressing gowns and walked the 12km route, which started and finished at Colchester United’s Weston Homes Community Stadium, on Saturday.

The walkers were cheered on by volunteer stewards, St John Ambulance and topless rugby players.

Sophie Harvey, St Helena Hospice’s events and community manager, said: “Wow, what an amazing night. The enthusiasm with which the ladies partied in their PJs was immense.

“At the moment our estimations show that the ladies who took part have raised around £70,000 in sponsorship – absolute testament to their hard work, determination and passion.

“A huge thank you must go to all of our sponsors and particularly our Gold Sponsor, World of Beds.

“We couldn’t do the walk without the support of our community for which we feel truly grateful.”