Over 1100 local ladies lit up the redways with glowsticks and glitter on Saturday night as they walked the MK Midnight Moo for Willen Hospice. The annual ten mile sponsored walk is a highlight of the charity’s event calendar and this year a Half-Moo was added as a shorter option.
Walkers created a spectacular image as they set off at midnight after a vibrant Clubbercise warm up. Many of the ladies were dressed in vivid disco outfits, leg warmers and body glitter, along with their neon green Moo vests, to tie in with the disco theme.
Tracey Jago, Events Manager at Willen Hospice said “The ladies should be extremely proud of their achievements on the night. The atmosphere was incredible and our walkers really took the theme to heart with their fantastic disco outfits. They have succeeded in raising an enormous amount of money for the Hospice so far, and we’re still receiving pledges.
“We couldn’t host such a brilliant event without these ladies, and I’d like to thank each and every one who took part. I’d also like to thank our volunteers who helped out on the night and our sponsors who helped make the event possible.”
Main sponsor Steve Moore of Specsavers Milton Keynes and Newport Pagnell, said: “The atmosphere on the night was amazing and we’re proud to have been involved again in such a successful event. We hope everyone had as much fun as we did at our stand, seeing all the exceptional outfits and enjoying the vibe.”
Willen Hospice relies on the support of local people to help them raise £9 every minute of the day to continue to offer life changing support to patients and their families in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.
Moo walkers are asked to send in their sponsorship money as soon as they have their final amount. It’s really easy to donate money online, in person or over the phone. Details are available at www.willen-hospice.org.uk/payinsponsorship. Money raised via JustGiving will automatically be sent to the Hospice.
Willen Hospice provides specialist end-of-life care for adults, focusing on four key areas: specialist symptom control, emotional support, spiritual support and care for carers. Often the most distressing aspect of living with life-limiting illnesses is the types of pain and symptoms which can arise. Our team of dedicated staff and volunteers can give compassionate, specialist support to patients, and their family members, to help deal with, as they wish to, the physical and emotional effects of both their illness and treatments.