Local women encouraged to take part in this year's Midnight Walk

After a Covid hiatus, the much-loved Midnight Walk is returning, this year raising vital funds for the Hospice at Home service at Dorothy House.

On the night of Saturday the 11th June, the streets of Bath will be aglow with hundreds of women dressed in neon, walking to remember loved ones and support Dorothy House Hospice Care.

The walk kicks 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!

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 this year women from across Wiltshire will be walking 5km through the night to fundraise for them.

Maggie Matthews, who has been a Dorothy House carer for thirty years, shared with us: “Almost every family we go in to support always say they can cope in the day, but it’s the nights they struggle with on their own. We make the patient comfortable, chat to them, and get them all they need during the night so their loved ones can have a good night’s sleep.”

Dorothy House’s emphasis has always been on caring for people in their own homes. To continue to fund 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. Everyone who signs up is asked to raise a minimum of £40 in sponsorship, or they can make a donation in lieu of sponsorship.

The Midnight Walk finishes with refreshments and celebrations at the Pavilion before the participants head home for a well-earned rest at 2am. So why not walk through the night for Dorothy House and help provide vital care for your local community? Sign up today by visiting dorothyhouse.co.uk and search for ‘Midnight Walk’.