Women walk the walk for Lancaster hospice

Sarah Hawley from Morecambe, Emma Shaw from Carnforth, Paige Akister from Carnforth and Beth Acton from Heysham at the Moonlight Walk 2013 in aid of St John's Hospice.

Sarah Hawley from Morecambe, Emma Shaw from Carnforth, Paige Akister from Carnforth and Beth Acton from Heysham at the Moonlight Walk 2013 in aid of St John's Hospice.

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A record-breaking 1,280 women took part in the annual Moonlight Walk on Saturday to raise money for Lancaster’s St John’s Hospice.

Women were out in full force, donning neon pink and green t-shirts to walk either 14k or 25k.

The event is now on track to raise another £100,000 which would match last year’s total.

Walkers were entertained before the event with music from The Bay, a Gymophobics warm up and neon facepainting. Afterwards they enjoyed a hog roast and pink fizz.

The event was run by more than 150 volunteers, staff and marshals.

Laura Roberts, who did the 14k walk, said: “Thank you to all the staff, volunteers and marshals who made sure we were safe and the walk was well organised. Fantastic again this year.”

There are still prizes up for grabs for the walkers who raise the highest amounts of sponsorship.

A year of free hairdressing at Jo and Cass will be awarded to the highest sponsorship total and a luxury hamper from David Frank for the second highest. There is also a prize draw for a Midland Spa Half Pamper Day for all those who raise £100 or more.

For more see this week’s paper.