Charity has always been something that’s close to my heart. I like to think I’m a caring, giving person, and when I can I like to help out a worthy cause. I really like to help out local charities, and I even volunteer at one every few weeks. Recently I was contacted on behalf of a local charity, The Hospice of St Francis who are based in Hemel Hempstead. The Hospice of St Francis is a charity that provides free professional support and care for people living with life-shortening illnesses. Their goal is to bring peace, comfort and dignity to patients and help them live life to the full, for as long as that may be.


The Hospice of St Francis are organising “A Night to Remember” for the communities of Hemel, Berkhamsted, Chesham, the Langleys and beyond, on the 28th June. It will a night to remember for many reasons – Over the past eight years the Hospice of St Francis Midnight Walk has ignited the community spirit of Hemel Hempstead and the surrounding area. The charity walk, which begins at 9.30pm on 28th June, brings hundreds of pink-clad people together not only to support the Hospice, but also each other as many use the event to honour and treasure the memories of loved ones. It has become known as a truly memorable event to share with friends and family.


This year The Hospice is planning to be bigger and pinker than ever! The Midnight Walk offers a 5-mile walk from Hemel to Berkhamsted, as well as a more challenging 11-mile looped course starting and finishing in Hemel. Open to anyone over the age of 11, it is the perfect night out for families, friends, work colleagues or fitness groups. As an added incentive to join the walk, all those registering before Easter Sunday will get their own set of flashing bunny ears to wear on the night – and who wouldn’t want some flashing bunny ears!


To join in it only costs £20 for adults, and £15 for under 18’s. Registration also includes a free t-shirt, medal and a decent post- walk cuppa and buttie. Event organisers are encouraging participants to get involved by sharing their #HospiceMidnightWalk memories on social media. Tell other people about your involvement in the event and see what others are up to during the build up and throughout the night. I think it’s a great cause to be involved in, and who doesn’t need an excuse to dress up in pink?!?

You can find more information about the campaign and how to sign up here.