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Going bananas for pyjama walk
Superman, bananas and animal print onesies made an appearance at this year’s Princess Alice Hospice Midnight Pyjama Walk.
The midnight walks are events for the whole family to take part in and this year more than 600 walkers aged between seven and 70 taking part.
Walkers completed either an eight or 12-mile sponsored walk on Saturday, September 8, which crossed the bridges over the Thames in Richmond, Kingston and Teddington.
Participants were rewarded with delicious cupcakes on route and a medal at the end presented by hospice mascot Alice Bear.
All the money generated from the event will go towards funding the new eight-to-eight home nursing service that sees nurses and senior healthcare assistants providing vital support in patients’ homes through the night, enabling carers to get a much-needed and well deserved night’s sleep.
Previous walks have generated more than £250,000 for the hospice and this year the team was hoping for a big boost.
Mayor of Elmbridge Councillor Janet Turner has already pledged her support during her mayoral fundraising year.
Walkers have currently pledged more than £55,000 and the hospice team was confident more would come in over the next few weeks.