Pirates take over Ipswich...in a bid to sign people up to the Midnight Walk

St Elizabeth's Hospice launch their pirate themed Midnight Walk.

St Elizabeth's Hospice launch their pirate themed Midnight Walk. - Credit: Su Anderson

Ipswich town centre was overrun by pirates this afternoon – but plundering gold and silver was not their intention.

St Elizabeth's Hospice launch their pirate themed Midnight Walk.

St Elizabeth's Hospice launch their pirate themed Midnight Walk. - Credit: Su Anderson

Instead, this group was promoting St Elizabeth Hospice’s Midnight Walk, as the charity looks to fill its remaining spaces.

Hospice staff and HSBC workers donned eye patches, cutlasses and bandanas in their effort to encourage people to sign up to the after-dark event, which is pirate-themed.

Hundreds of people have already pledged to join this year’s event, which will begin and end at Portman Road and includes five, eight and 13-mile courses.

Participants are asked to raise sponsorship money if they do take on the challenge, with funds going towards hospice care and support to patients and families.


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Speaking previously about the event, on May 16, event organiser Gavin Lamb said: “Since the Midnight Walk began seven years ago, the event has raised an incredible £1.1million. By taking part you are helping to make a huge difference to the lives of local people living with a progressive illness – so sign up now.”

For more information about the event, or to sign up, visit www.midnightwalkipswich.co.uk or by calling 01473 707043.

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