Still time to sign up for Midnight Walk

Mum Julie Edwards, left, with daughter Phoebe, 7, has already signed up to take part in St Catherine's Hospice Midnight Walk event, pictured meeting Penny Campbell, 2nd left, hospice fundraiser, staff nurse Debbie Keld, and Paul Miller from sponsors Sainsburys, at the hospice stall in the Falsgrave store. on Thursday. 123028  26/07/12
Mum Julie Edwards, left, with daughter Phoebe, 7, has already signed up to take part in St Catherine's Hospice Midnight Walk event, pictured meeting Penny Campbell, 2nd left, hospice fundraiser, staff nurse Debbie Keld, and Paul Miller from sponsors Sainsburys, at the hospice stall in the Falsgrave store. on Thursday. 123028 26/07/12
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More walkers have signed up for this year’s St Catherine’s Hospice Midnight Walk following an information event at Sainsbury’s.

Organisers set up an information desk in the entrance to the Falsgrave store and gave out leaflets and application forms.

The walk is taking place on Saturday September 8 with participants setting off at the stroke of midnight.

Organiser Penny Campbell, of St Catherine’s Hospice, said: “We had a lot of interest on the day, with more people signing up.

“Staff nurse Debbie Keld was there too and we were able to tell people a bit about the walk and answer their questions.”

There is still time to register for the event, which is open to people of all ages and abilities.

It covers a 6.5-mile circuit, setting off from the hospice in Throxenby Lane.

Walkers proceed down to Green Lane, along Burniston Road, past The Sands, along Marine Drive and onto Sandside.

At the halfway point, participants are treated to a hot drink, bacon sandwich and ice cream at the Harbour Bar.

The refreshments are provided free of charge every year by owner Giulian Alonzi.

Mrs Campbell said: “They’re just incredible. Their support is amazing and very much appreciated.”

Walkers then proceed along Foreshore Road, up Valley Road, along Seamer Road, Scalby Road and back to the hospice.

Mrs Campbell said: “There’s a great atmosphere on the night. This year we’ve got entertainment from Maggie Young of Yorkshire Coast College, who will sing for us while people are registering.”

The moonlit walk is one of the biggest events in the hospice’s fundraising calendar,with 704 people taking part last year and more than £48,000 pledged on the night.

In the last four years the event has raised a staggering total of £230,000 for the hospice.

The walk is again being supported by Sainsbury’s and Galea Sunblinds, with free bottles of water provided by Blue Keld.

Volunteer marshals will be helping out from Scarborough coastguard, with first aid cover from St John Ambulance.

Fiona Daplyn, of Sainsbury’s, said: “We’re really proud to be involved in the Midnight Walk.

“We’re getting a team together to take part again this year. It’s a really good night - I took part with my daughter last time and it was such fun.”

This year will be extra special for Mrs Daplyn and her daughter Rosie, as they are taking part again and Rosie will turn 18 at midnight.

If you would like to find out more about taking part, or helping with marshalling on the night, call Penny Campbell on (01723) 378406.

There will be another registration event at Sainsbury’s in Falsgrave on August 17.