Milestone for Midnight Walk

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MORE than 1,000 women have already signed up to take part in a night-time charity walk to raise funds for Barnsley Hospice.

Women taking part in The Midnight Walk on the night of Saturday, June 23, will stride 5km or 10km, starting and finishing at Grange Lane, Stairfoot,

Hospice staff hope the women’s efforts, together with those of other local supporters, will help top the £100,000 raised by the event last year to help run the end-of-life hospice at Gawber.

Organiser Helen Macintosh said she and colleagues had been overwhelmed by backing for the walk – now in its sixth year.

She said: “Last year, 1,350 women took part but we’re well ahead in terms of people already signed up at this stage, so numbers on the night are looking even better for this year. It promises to be a special night.”

n To register, call 01226 323622.