TWO weeks today hundreds of women and girls will hit the streets of Weymouth to raise money for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust.

The Midnight Walk will see flashing headgear light up the night on Saturday July 19, as participants take on the event for Weldmar.

There will be three routes to choose from: a 5, 6.5 or 10 mile route – all of which include Weymouth’s Esplanade.

As already reported in the Echo, Miss Weymouth winner Emma Whitbread will be among the participants. And there are still places for women who want to get involved.

Now in its eighth year, 5,694 women have taken on the course, walking more than 37,857 miles and raising a staggering £638,744. Last year’s event alone raised more than £100,000.

The fun kicks off at Weymouth College from 8.30pm. There will be a disco, temporary tattoos and face painting, as well as a photo booth where walkers can get snapped and take a photo home.

At 11.30pm all walkers will be gathered at the front of the college where there will be a warm up session with Jo Thomson from Slimdance in Dorchester, before everyone hits the streets.

As the walkers cross the finish line they will be given a medal as well as a goodie bag.

Weldmar event organiser Matt Smith said: “Each year this event becomes stronger and stronger and it is the fundraiser that myself and the team look forward to.

“In 2013 we received such positive feedback and have built on that success to make this year’s walk even better. Once again we have changed the t-shirt colour – this year to celebratory gold to link in with our anniversary year.”

n Register as a walker or a volunteer by visiting or by phoning the fundraising office on 01305 261800. Entries will close at the end of the day on Wednesday, July 16.