Almost a thousand walkers have raised over £75,000 for St Luke's Hospice in this year's Midnight Walk
, sponsored by Marchand Petit in partnership with Michael Spiers.
Midnight Walk participants of all ages gathered in pink at Plymouth Argyle's Home Park stadium on Friday 7 July, with a group of Marchand Petit staff joining them for the charity walk to raise vital funds for the Plymouth Hospice. With the names of lost loved ones on the back of their official pink T-shirts, plus plenty of glow in the dark make-up, flashing lights and feather boas, the crowd took to the streets on three, six and 13.1 mile routes.
Helen, Sarah Douglas, Jane, Sarah Baines, Amanda, Juliette, Penny, Hettie and Rebecca made up the Marchand Petit contingent, raising almost £1,500 through their fantastic fundraising efforts ahead of the Midnight Walk 2023.
"I cannot begin to tell you how brilliant the event was and how well our team of ladies performed, blisters and all. In the memory of Helen's father, my mother and countless thousands over the years that have suffered at the hands of this dreadful illness, last night we struck a blow for the good and I cannot tell you how proud I was of our team when they came whooping and hollering over the finish line," said Marchand Petit chairman, Gordon Maunder.
He continued: "I am extremely grateful to you all and all those who were able to dip into their pockets, as St Luke's Hospice is truly a magnificent service to alleviate the suffering families go through in these dark times."