Pounds roll in for hospice after night walk

Date: Tuesday 17 June 2014

TWWL Ladies in the Night Walk Sponsorship web

More than 400 people turned out for a charity night-time walk to raise money for Michael Sobell Hospice in Northwood.

The Ladies in the Night Walk took place on Friday 6th June and saw fundraisers complete either a 5.5 or 9-mile route around Northwood, raising a massive £30,000 for the charity, which provides care, comfort and support for local people facing life-limiting illnesses.

We donated high-visibility slap bands which were worn by walkers to make them stand out in the dark, while reflective vests bearing our logo were worn by course marshals.

Ophelia Chambers-Henry, Events and Community Fundraising Manager for Michael Sobell Hospice, says: “It was a brilliant evening. We had 417 walkers in total and have already raised £30,000, but we expect that figure to rise to £40,000 once everyone’s sponsorship money has come in.

“This makes a massive difference to the hospice, because £50,000 pays for 7,000 minutes of hospice care. 

“The atmosphere on the night was absolutely amazing. Lots of the women were wearing tutus and flashing headbands or bunny ears and many of them wore three or four of the Taylor Wimpey slap bands each, which really stood out in the dark.

“The ladies were really proud to cross the finishing line, it was a huge achievement for many of them and we hope they’ll join us again next year.”

Emma Jones, Sales and Marketing Director for Taylor Wimpey, says: “It’s fantastic to hear that the Ladies in the Night Walk was such a success and raised an incredible amount of money for this worthwhile cause.

“As a responsible housebuilder, Taylor Wimpey is committed to supporting the communities in which it builds new homes and we were delighted to be able to lend our support by donating high-visibility vests and slap bands for the walkers and marshals.”