The future’s bright for one of the biggest events on Rotherham Hospice’s fundraising calendar. To celebrate its 10th anniversary, the popular Midnight Memory Walk is going neon — and aiming to raise up to £30,000.
Over the years, thousands have traversed the town’s moon-lit streets to remember friends and relatives loved and lost, while raising vital funds for the hospice. But this summer’s event, on 7th July, is going to be a bobby-dazzler which could attract a record-breaking number of entrants, say organisers.
Determined to inject extra fun into the late-night walk, the hospice team has turned things day-glow. The result is Glow With The Flow, and the promise is a fun and action-packed experience for all ages. Walkers are being dared to don neon outfits and glow-in-the-dark war-paint to brighten the night.
Crucially, the walk, which has traditionally seen crowds set off on a route from Magna at the stroke of midnight, will start two hours earlier to enable more people to join in. There’s a new route, too. Crowds will set off on a 10k journey from Wickersley Sports College at 10.00pm, taking in St Bernard’s Catholic High School and ending back at Wickersley school at midnight.
Before the walk starts, entrants can warm up at a fun fitness session with Clubbercise Sheffield with Lucy, which stages exercise in the dark to clubbing music. Entry to Glow With The Flow is £10 and early registration is advised. Go to www.rotherhamhospice.org.uk/events/glow-with-the-flow.