Rain scuppers hospice walk

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BARNSLEY Hospice has cancelled tonight’s Midnight Walk fundraising event, which was due to be attended by more than 1,100 women.

Organisers postponed the event because of waterlogging at the start point.

A hospice spokeswoman said: “With regret, Ian Carey, hospice chief executive, has taken the difficult decision to postpone this year’s Midnight Walk.

“The site at Grange Lane is currently waterlogged after 48 hours of continual rain.

“The forecast is extremely poor for the early hours of Sunday morning. Heavy rain is expected and the air temperature is predicted to be too cold for comfort.

“The safety of our walkers, volunteers and all involved is of paramount importance. This decision has not been taken lightly.”

The event will be rescheduled - for further information call 01226 244244 or log on to www.barnsleyhospice.org