Sue Ryder Midnight Walk

This year Sue Ryder – St John’s Hospice is hosting its fourth Midnight Walk for the women of the Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire areas. Due to its past success the St John’s fundraising team are encouraging women to join them for a late night stroll.

The reason for the Midnight Walk is to walk in memory of loved ones. By walking you also help support St John’s Hospice which takes patients from Bedford and its surrounding areas. St John’s Hospice cares for patients aged from 18 years, who go to them for relief from the daily symptoms they endure caused by illnesses including cancer, heart, lung and liver diseases, multiple sclerosis and end of life illnesses.

Last year an amazing 501 people took part and raised £85,000. This year the fundraising team are enthusiastic to get more women to walk. Check out the video below to see footage from one of last year’s Midnight Walks.

This year the walk shall see a few changes, the biggest change is that there shall be the option to walk a 5 mile or 10 mile route. The team hope this will encourage more people to have a leisurely walk past the stroke of Midnight.

Another change is the month the walk shall be taking place, usually in May, this year the walk is set to take place on Saturday 9 July at the Bedford Athletic Stadium. This is in hopes for a warmer evening climate, to make the walk a more pleasurable experience.

However, attention all men, do not feel left out the fundraising team are searching for all the help they can get. If you are interested in volunteering on the night then please let the team know.

If you are interested in taking part in Sue Ryder – St John’s Hospice’s Midnight Walk then please register online now and take advantage of their early bird offer.

For more information please contact the fundraising team on 01767 641044.

Alternatively, please email them at

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About the charity

Sue Ryder provides care to people living with complex long-term and end of life conditions through their homecare, hospice and residential care services. They help those affected by cancer, multiple sclerosis, Huntington’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, motor neurone disease, stroke, brain injury and other life changing illnesses. For more information, please check out their website.

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