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Women’s Midnight Walk
June 11 @ 10:00 pm - June 12 @ 2:00 am
It’s nearly here! Get ready for the brightest event to hit the streets of Bath this year– the Dorothy
House Women’s Midnight Walk. On the evening of the 11th June, hundreds of women dressed in
glowing neon are coming together on this exciting 5km walk to remember loved ones and support
Dorothy House Hospice Care – and we want you to be part of it!
Jenny French says: ‘I’m walking because the Dorothy House staff and volunteers are second to
none. My brother’s final weeks there could not have been better in terms of the care and attention
Providing compassionate free of charge care to those at the end of their lives, Dorothy House
carers are there for loved ones throughout the small hours of the night, and we’d love you to join the
women from across Somerset, Gloucestershire and Wiltshire who will be walking through the night
to fundraise for them.
Heather Cox says, ‘I’m walking because I want to give back to Dorothy House for the support they
gave my beautiful Mum, and the walk lets me do that.’
Dorothy House’s emphasis has always been on caring for people in their own homes. To help
provide vital funds for this exceptional service in our community, women aged 14+ are invited to
sign up and take on the challenge of this fun midnight walk around the beautiful city of Bath. And
don’t worry if you haven’t signed up already – just turn up on the night and join in! Everyone who
signs up on the night is asked to make a donation of £40 to help Dorothy House continue their
exceptional free of charge care to those who need it.
Sue Spanswick, a Dorothy House Hospice at Home carer who has taken part in previous walks,
says: “It’s the camaraderie of women that makes the Midnight Walk so special! The event is always
well received in Bath and such a fun thing to do! It’s a wonderful way for women to give back and
you get that feel-good buzz from taking part.”
Every participant will receive an exclusive and free Midnight Walk t-shirt to wear on the night. The
theme this year is ‘Get glowing in neon’ – so dress as groovy, crazy or colourful as you like – or just
come as you are.
Join us for the event kick off at Bath Pavilion at 10pm with drinks, food, games and glowing event
merchandise on offer. Then, after a funky group warm-up, it’s time to head off into the city of Bath at
midnight to walk, talk… and shine!
Heather Cox a previous participant, is encouraging every woman to take part this year: ‘It’s so
special to walk at night. Everyone is there because they’re linked to Dorothy House and just want to
do some good, but most people are walking for a loved one, which is really special. So don’t
hesitate – just do it and encourage everyone you can to join you. You will have an amazing time
and you’ll want to do it again because it is just so magical!”
The Midnight Walk finishes with refreshments and celebrations at the Pavilion before everyone
heads home for a well-earned rest at 2am.
So why not join us and take part in something that really matters – providing vital care for your local
community. Come as a group or come on your own – we’d love to see you there!