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Hundreds in midnight walk through Richmond and Kingston for Princess Alice Hospice, Esher
A sea of onesies and pyjamas filled the streets as night owls embarked on a midnight walk to raise money for Princess Alice Hospice.
To get everyone excited before taking to the streets of Kingston, Twickenham and Teddington, walkers took part in a warm up and had their faces painted.
John Baldwin, from Walton, was walking with friends Lou Langridge and Graham Gibson.
He said: “We had great fun. We finished in three hours 15 minutes and were in the top 20 or so walkers, so I’m really pleased.
“I’ve been doing the walk for the past six years, as my employer, HSBC, matches funds up to £500. I think we’ve raised around £1,500 in total which is great. We’re really pleased.” Following the walk, supporters were treated to a survivors’ breakfast.
Money raised will go toward funding the eight-to-eight night nursing service, which lets patients be cared for throughout the night, allowing families and careers to have a good night’s sleep.
Emma Waggott, community events manager, said: “The Midnight Pyjama Walk was great, it is one of our favourite events and it’s great to see our supporters having a really enjoyable time while raising money to help such an important service at the hospice.
“We are so thankful to everyone who came and took part, and to the volunteers and staff that helped make Saturday the huge success it was, we couldn’t have done it without them.”
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