St Barnabas House, the local hospice for Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfied, is excited to announce it will be making some very special changes to its annual Night to Remember midnight walk for 2018!
For the first time ever, men and children will now be able to take part in the charity’s flagship fundraising event, as well as ladies, allowing families to walk together.
Now in its 11th year, Night to Remember had only previously been open for ladies to participate, but this year anyone aged 10 or over will be able to walk through the night on Saturday 30 June and help to raise vital funds for the hospice.
St Barnabas House is a local charitable hospice based on Titnore Lane, Worthing. It provides end-of-life care services to adults with advanced progressive life-limiting illnesses across the Worthing, Adur, Arun and Henfield areas.
The hospice provides outstanding palliative care services, both at the hospice and in the comfort of patient’s own homes.
Since the first time it took place in 2008, Night to Remember has gone from strength to strength with almost 10,000 walkers taking to the streets of Worthing over the last ten years, raising an incredible £1.4 million between them!
For the past four years, walkers taking part in Night to Remember have raised funds for the Hospice at Home night sitting service, which provides support for patients in their own homes during the often most challenging night-time hours.
As well as being open for men and children to take part in this year, the walk will also start at an earlier time of 10:30pm and t-shirts will be teal instead of pink.
Lucy Brady, Events Fundraiser at St Barnabas House, said: “We decided to start this year’s walk at an earlier time so the last walkers to arrive back at Worthing Leisure Centre won’t be finishing quite so late and to make it more child-friendly.
“Even if you’re doing the shortest route you’ll still be walking at midnight though, so we’re still calling it a midnight walk!”
As in previous years there will be three different routes, all setting off from Worthing Leisure Centre, including a steady 7 mile walk, a half marathon distance 13.1 mile route, or a challenging 20 mile trek from Worthing to Shoreham and back.
Lucy Scriven, 38, has participated in Night to Remember for the past three years and took on the 13.1 mile route last year.
This year she will be walking with her husband Ed, daughters Jasmine and Skye and son Eddie in memory of her father-in-law, Ted Scriven.
She said: “I think it’s amazing that families can take part this year because I’m taking part in memory of my father-in-law who was cared for at St Barnabas and I never really understood why it was only women who could take part.”
Registration for Night to Remember is already open and closes on Sunday 24 June.
You can register today at www.stbh.org.uk/nighttoremember or by filling in the form on the back page of this week’s paper.
If you have any questions about registering for this year’s Night to Remember, or if you would prefer to register over the phone, please call the St Barnabas House Events Team on 01903 706354