Rotherham fundraisers swap nightwear for sportswear

Around 500 fundraisers swapped their nightwear for sportswear to take part in a midnight walk which raised £50,000 for charity.

The midnight walk, in aid of Rotherham Hospice, started at Magna, where walkers a rodeo bull, giant inflatables, crazy golf and face painting were available to help get them in the mood.

Mayor of Rotherham, Councillor Maggi Clark led the countdown to midnight before joining the walkers on the six mile route.

There was also a 10 mile route available.

The hospice’s fundraising team leader, Anne Giblin, said: “It was a fantastic night from start to finish.

“We are delighted that everyone had a great evening, walking together and sharing memories of their loved ones.

“We are extremely grateful to everyone who helped on the night - in particular those marshalls who had to stand out in the storm, ensuring the safety of our walkers.

“This was our eighth walk and one of our most popular events. It’s a great way for people to remember loved ones while raising money for the hospice.”

For more information on hospice events call 01709 308917.