1100 ladies walk through the night and raise over £130,000 for St Luke’s!
On Friday 22 June, over 1100 ladies walked the streets of Harrow and Brent as part of the hospice’s biggest event of the year, the Midnight Walk. Women covered themselves in 80s fashion, luminous accessories and plenty of pink as they entered Harrow Leisure Centre to register. They enjoyed a fun Bollywood warm-up from Neha Patel and MC Phil Hobbs kept the ladies entertained before setting off on their 5 or 9-mile challenge at the stroke of midnight.
Angela Zeller, who took part in memory of her father, mother and husband and who were all looked after by St Luke’s, says, “The care and selflessness of these amazing people who work tirelessly without complaint at St Luke’s is incredible and without funding they would not be able to exist. Though it is with heavy heart after losing my three closest family members, it is St Luke’s I have to thank for keeping me strong in what could have been extremely despairing dark times over a two year period with them. They have made me the person I am today and for that I will be forever in their debt.
At the Midnight Walk, the Ennis Zeller Angel’s a team of 16 amazing friends who too have been touched by St Luke’s care for members of their families and friends, walked the 9 miles so that we can raise as much as we possibly to help other families receive the support of their amazing work.” The Ennis Zeller Angels have raised over £3,100 for the hospice.
St Luke’s Events Fundraiser, Jayna Patel, says, ‘The Midnight Walk is our biggest event of the year and it is great to see people of all ages and all parts of the community coming together to support our patients. We would like to give a big thank you to our ladies who walked through the night and collectively raised an incredible amount for the hospice. We would also like to give a special thank you to all 250 volunteers who have helped with the planning of the event, supported us at Harrow Leisure Centre on the night or marshalled the streets to keep our walkers safe throughout the route.’