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Raising much-needed funds for St Nicholas Hospice Care in Bury St Edmunds, the Girls Night Out is back! Here's how to sign up for the September event

The 10th Girls Night Out walk for St Nicholas Hospice Care gathering on the Angel Hill in Bury St Edfmunds on Saturday night. PICTURE: Andy Abbott (49369372)
The 10th Girls Night Out walk for St Nicholas Hospice Care gathering on the Angel Hill in Bury St Edfmunds on Saturday night. PICTURE: Andy Abbott (49369372)

A local hospice is calling for people to don their best pyjamas and help raise much-needed funds to support their work by pulling on their trainers and taking part in their annual charity

walk.

Supported by main sponsor Jaynic, St Nicholas Hospice Care's Girls Night Out event will return to Bury St Edmunds on Saturday, September 11. Last year, due to the pandemic, the event took place virtually with walkers asked to participate in their local areas. This year the hospice hopes its more traditional event will return with people setting off from Angel Hill and walking either 11.2 or six miles around Bury.

Elaine Channen at an earlier Girls Night Out event (49369374)
Elaine Channen at an earlier Girls Night Out event (49369374)

Last year Elaine Channen, pictured above, made sure Girls Night Out was celebrated (and walked) in Stanton in style, and this year she's rallying the troops to take part in 2021's event. "I'm excited for the walk again this year," she says. "We may have had a difficult time over the last 18 months with lockdown, but it has highlighted just how many amazing people there are out there.

"The Stanton walk last year was super amazing, and it was a pleasure to organise. Stanton, as a community, has stood together during this pandemic. We have cared, loved and been there for each other.

"The work the hospice does is amazing, and the love and compassion it shows everyone that walks through their doors is outstanding."

With 2020's event raising more than £60,000, these much-needed funds are used to support the hospice's care and services for those facing dying, caring and grief across West Suffolk and

Thetford.

Sign up

You can sign-up online girlsnightoutwalk.co.uk . Registration costs £20. You must be aged 14 or over to take part, and those between 14 and 17 must walk with someone over the age of 18.

The event is also sponsored by Chassis Cab, Ashtons Legal, Sanofi, Havebury, Greene King and Countryside.

The charity is paying close attention to developments relating to the pandemic and following the updates and advice given by the government. Plans are reviewed regularly, and any changes or

measures that need to be put in place will be communicated.

Did you know?

 St Nicholas Hospice Care is a local charity, which supports people living with dying, death and grief.

 The charity aims to provide the very best experiences for those in the final chapters of their lives, with the actions and behaviours of its staff and volunteers promoting the charity’s values of compassion, listen, team spirit, learn and resilience.

 As a registered charity, St Nicholas Hospice Care has to raise £11,000 every day through the generosity of the local community. They need every penny.

 St Nicholas Hospice Care provides care and support throughout West Suffolk and Thetford. This may be at the Hospice site in Bury St Edmunds, or wherever the person is through support from our Community Hospice Team.

 The charity also provides bereavement support for children and young people through its Nicky’s Way programme which can be accessed by any child in West Suffolk or Thetford, whether the person they have lost was connected to the Hospice’s care or not.

 More information on the Hospice is available from stnicholashospicecare.org.uk


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