1,200 women ready for Watford midnight walk
PUBLISHED: 08:46 08 March 2010 | UPDATED: 15:14 20 February 2013
Excitement mounts for 1,200 women who will take to the streets next Saturday night for the second all female midnight Starlight walk in aid of the Peace Hospice.
Excitement mounts for 1,200 women who will take to the streets next Saturday night for the second all female midnight Starlight walk in aid of the Peace Hospice. The 13 mile half marathon walk which takes place in and around Watford at midnight on Saturday (14th June) has already exceeded last year's attendance figure.
The midnight walkers, will line up outside the Collossuem, with former Eastenders and Spandau Ballet star, Martin Kemp officially starting the event. Martin's wife, Shirlie, formally a backing singer with George Michael and part of band Pepsi and Shirlie, will be leading off the 1,500 walkers.
Committee Chair for the Starlight Walk, Linda Topping said 'The event is getting really close now and we have been delighted that so many women have signed up for the walk. The event is a great way of supporting the Hospice and there is always a fantastic atmosphere amongst the ladies at this sort of event.'
The Hospice's Communications Manager, Jon Michael said 'This event has really caught the imagination of women locally and we are all geared up for our biggest Starlight Walk. Our youngest walker is 12 and our oldest walker to sign up so far is 73. We have some big team entries and have one group of 40 ladies who signed up last week. The 13 mile walk is a big challenge but everyone I've spoken to is really looking forward to it'
Although the event is an all women affair, event organisers are also looking for men to help out with marshalling on the night.
Entries for the event close on Monday 9th June. For a last gasp entry form for the Starlight Walk or for information on helping out on the night call the Fundraising Team on 01923 330340.