UPDATE WITH PHOTOS: Hundreds of women turn out for Weldmar Midnight Walk

UPDATE WITH PHOTOS, VIDEO AND LIST OF PARTICIPANTS: Hundreds of women turn out for Weldmar Midnight Walk

Hundreds of women turn out for Weldmar Midnight Walk

Hundreds of women turn out for Weldmar Midnight Walk

Hundreds of women turn out for Weldmar Midnight Walk

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MORE than 800 women took to the streets of Weymouth for the county’s eighth Midnight Walk.

An incredible £65,000 has so far been raised, before Gift Aid and online donations, for Weldmar Hospicecare Trust.

The event kicked-off at 12am on Sunday at Weymouth College.

The routes included a five-mile, 6.5 mile and ten-mile walks along the seafront.

Click here to see our Midnight Walk photo gallery.

Ladies of all ages got into the party atmosphere by decorating their t-shirts with feather boas, brightly-coloured tutus, lights and other fun items.

Since the first walk in 2007, 5,694 women have walked over 37,857 miles and raised £638,744 – last year the event raised more than £100,000.

The night started with a disco, photo booth and bar before the walkers congregated at the start line for their warm up.

When the clock struck midnight hundreds of women crossed the start line.

Over 100 volunteers supported the event by either helping at the college or marshalling on all three routes.

Once the women had completed their walks they passed back through the finish line and received their 2014 medal, goodie bag and bacon buttie.

Event organiser Matt Smith said: “The atmosphere at our Midnight Walk's is just incredible and this year has been no exception.

“Seeing hundreds of women all with flashing headgear and inspiring stories on the back of their t-shirts, it really is a fantastic event.

“The money that is raised from the Midnight Walk is vital to ensure that we can continue caring for patients and their loved ones across Dorset.”

Littlemoor community leader Jan Hinton, who was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, said: “It was a brilliant night, we had two wheelchairs between five of us but the occupants still managed to walk and hope the last bit of the way.

"So many people I know have been affected by cancer, and having finished my own chemotheraphy treatment, I felt I just had to do it.”

Cheryl Barrett took on the five-mile route in memory of a loved one and said she had a ‘brilliant evening’.

Sisters Hayley Stanton and Claire Morcom finished their challenging ten-mile walk at 3.20am.

Echo reporters Emma Walker and Rachel Stretton also took part in the event, taking on the five-mile route.

THANKS were paid to the 2014 sponsors New Look, Weyline Taxis, Angel Pharmacy and Wild Stoves for helping to cover the costs of the event.

The Spyglass Inn also supported it by supplying 1,400 bottles of water for the event and many other companies helped out with the goodie bags.

Mr Smith added: “Finally, I would like to personally thank all the volunteers, walkers and the team of staff who have been involved in this year's Midnight Walk. Simply, the success is because of all of them.”

 

LIST OF NAMES

Jaci Abbiss, Deana Abbott, Kirsty Abbott, Holly Adams, Sarah Adams, Susan Adams, Emma Aicken, 
Farron Aitken, Susan Aitken, Teresa Akers, Marie Ali, Katy Allen, Margaret Allen, Alex Allgood, Carolyn Allgood, Jane Andrews, Marrianne Aplin-Roe, Ella Arlow, Esaula Armstrong, Jackie Arnold, 
Karen Arnold, Megan Arnold, Rebecca Arnold, Tina Arrowsmith, Clare Ash, Diana Ashdown, Donna Ashelford, Sian Ashfield, Ella Ashton, Sheila Ashton, Denise Aspden, Linda Atkinson, Maria Attwood, 
Stacey Austin.

 

Vienna Baber, Sue Bacon, Jean Bain, Jade Bajan Porter, Anne Baker, Carolyn Baker, 
Chris Baker, Donna Baker, Lois Baker, Samantha Baker, Sophie Baker, Tanya Baker, Vanessa Balistrari, Karis Barber, Gabrielle Barling, Sarah Barnes, Tammie Barnes, Jane Barnett, Cheryl Barrett,  Chris Barrett, Dawn Barrett, Shirley Barrett, Jo Barrow, Kate Barrow, Paula Barrow, Elizabeth Barter,  Emma Barter, Jane Barter, Selena Bartholomew, Lyn Bartlett, Lorraine Bash, Carol Bashford, Madeline Bates, Melanie Bates, Sarah Bath, Amanda Bayley, Jennifer Bayley, Lisa Beaton, Jodie Beckingham, Susan Beckwith, Jackie Bedford, Susan Bedford, Lesley Bell, Sian Bell, Tamara Bellew, Tania Belsom, Hannah Benjafield, Debra Bennett, Hilary Bennett, Rebecca Bennett, Tina Bennett, Karen Berry, Eloise Bibby, Margaret Biddlecombe, Hope Biggs, Jo Biggs, Janet Biles, Jane Billington,  Anita Binfield, Leanne Birch, Nicole Birch, Samantha Birkett, Sasha Biss, Claire Black, Shirley Blaine, Sharron Bonner, Lisa Booth, A Borries, Freya Borries, Deirdre Bosten, Jane Bourke, Karin Bourne, Deborah Bowden, Abbey Bowditch, Erica Bowen, Gayle Bower, Patricia Bown, Heather Bowring, Mandy Bowring, Jane Brackenridge, Leanne Branch, Kerry Brimson, Debbie Broadhurst, Emma Brookes, Ann Brooks, Natalie Brooks, Kate Brothers, Amy Brown, Cheryl Brown, Emma Brown, Jenny Brown, Lisa Brown, Lynne Brown, Sam Brown, Charlotte Browne, Judy Bruce, Debbie Brunt, Caroline Bryant, Heather Buchanan, Pat Buckingham, Jeanette Buckler, Sally Buckley, Helen Bull, Tracey Bull, Trina Bunworth, Caroline Burgess, Amanda Burley, Jennifer Burley, Lucy Burt, Sharon Bushell, Abigail Butcher, Tess Butler, Emma Butterworth, Christine Byfield, Emma Byrne, Melanie Byrne.

 

 Kerry Cahill, Susan Callan, Ros Camp, Lynn Cann, Terry Carey, Emma Carter, Margaret Carter, Tina Carter, Julie Caswell, Rachel Caulfield, Ria Charles, Montana Charlton, Petrina Charlton, Caren Chase, Holly Chase, Myrtle Cheeseman, Samantha Cheesman, Katharine Chilcott, Connie Childs, Maria Childs, Rebecca Chivers, Gilly Chmielewski, Sarah Christopher, Angie Churchill, Natasha Churchill, Victoria Churchill, Kim Clandfield, Alison Clark, Amanda Clark, Erin Clark, Gillian Clark, Kim Clark, Angela Clarke, Beryl Clarkson, Janette Claxton, Jessica Clemmens, Kerry Cockett, Charlotte Cole, Marie Cole, Rosie Coleman, Diana Collett, Donna Collins, Julie Collinswood, Caroline Collister, Melody Collister, Eve Connolly, Yvonne Connolly, Tracey Conroy, Anne Constable, Wendy Coombes, Helen Corben, Linda Cordier, Zoe Cordier, Penny Corp-Palmer, Vikki Cosgrove, Deborah Cosser, Jean Coster, Susan Coulthard, Cheryl Coutanche, Shannah Cowan, Tanya Coward, Rhianna Cox, Sarah Cox, Sarah-Jane Cox, Sue Cox, Bernadette Cranny, Gayle Cranny, Moira Cranny, Sarah Cranny, Charlotte Cranny-Evans, Ellie Cranny-Evans, Caroline Crawford, Shelley Cribb, Helen Croft, Pauline Croft, Chelsea Crosse, Vivien Crumbleholme, Lynsey Curtis.

 

 

 Jess Dallinger, Susan Dallinger, Hayley Dandy, Jane Dandy, Holly Davies, Becky Davis, Linda Davis, Lucy Davis, Nicola Davis, Bronwen Davison, Lidia Daw, Chloe Day, Helen Day, Sarita De Kretser, Valerie Deadman, Emma Dean, Margaret Dell, Olivia Dennett, Bene Despoirre-Kendall, Becky Dinsdale, Annalise Dive, Marion Dixon, Anna Doherty, Lily Doherty, Alison Dolphin, Anneka Dolphin, Patricia Dominey, Sarah Dominey, Amy Dowdeswell, Bron Down, Jackie Down, Carla Downton, Gemma Downton, Katharine Downton, Noreen Drake-Stoker.

 

 Nicola Eades, Elizabeth Eames, Bridgett Eavis, Elizabeth Eavis, Donna Eden, Tracey Edwards, Katie Elborn, Julie Ellis, Sarah Ellis, Deborah Elsmore, Lynn Ette, Liz Exton, Liza Exton.

 

 Daisy-May Fardell, Gill Farmer, Linda Farquhar, Maria Farrall, Laura Farwell, Laura Fea, Lucy Fennell, Catherine Ferguson, Lynda Ferry, Carole Field, Jo Findlay, Alana Finn, Melanie Fitzsimon, Rachel Fitzsimons, Alison Flaherty, Amy Flux, Charlotte Foot, Natalie Foote, Victoria Ford, Sarah Formon, June Fowler, Bethany Fox, Kayleigh Fox, Gillian Franche, Julie Fraser, Sharon Freeman, Jeanette French, Mandy Fry, Jade Fullbrook, Jill Fullbrook.

 

 Elaine Gair, Katrina Gall, Katy Gallacher, Wendi Gallagher, Debbie Gallery, Lynne Galloway, Emily Gardiner, Jane Gardiner, Carly Gaunt, Katy Gaunt, Linda Gaunt, Tiffany Gaunt, Jane Geis, Elaine Gething, Keren Gething, Susan Gibson, Yvonne Gilkes, Maureen Gladwin, Mary Glen, Rachel Goddard, Alison Goff, Jodie Goodrick, Julie Goodwin, Tara Gool, Rachel Goozee, Catherine Gore, Beverley Gould, Kirsty Gould, Lisa Graham, Susan Graham, Nicole Grattan, Aimee Gray, Anita Greaves, Janette Greaves, Hilary Green, Hilary Green, Stacey Green, Lindsey Greening, Kerry Greig, Patricia Greig, Debra Griffiths, Margot Griffiths, Verity Griffiths, Christine Groves, Fran Groves, Sharon Gulliford, Sonya Gulliford, Fiona Gurney, Shirley Guy.

 

Valerie Hale, Pauline Hall, Sarah Hall, Lehanne Hallett, Claire Hamilton, Joanne Hammond, Jacci Hann, Katherine Hannigan, Charlotte Hanns, Fiona Hansford, Lucinda Hansford, Annie Hanson-Bradbrook, Anneka Harding, Diane Hares, Jane Hargreaves, Sara Harpley, Abigail Harris, Amanda Harris, Angela Harris, Carole Harrison, Annette Hart, Angela Harvey, Paula Harvey, Jeanette Haskett, Maureen Hawker, Karen Hawkins, Zoe Hawkins, Louise Hayne, Hayley Haynes, Susan Haywood, Alexandra Hearn, Patricia Hepburn, Holly Heward, Sarah Heward, Kelly Hickon, Ruth Hicks, Scarlet Hill, Mary Hillier, Crystal Hine, Jan Hinton, Verity Hinton, Tracey Hiscutt, Chris Hoare, Gillian Hoare, Nicola Hoare, Anne Hodder, Joanne Hodder, Becky Holland, Zoe Holloway, Helen Holmes, Sian Holtom, Charlotte Hook, Deborah Horton, Gabrielle Horton, Sarah Horton, Helen Horwood, Paula House, Carol Howard, Samantha Howe, Rachel Hoyle, Sally Hull, Bethany Hunt, Wendy Hunt, Madeleine Hursthouse, Rachael Hussey, Laura Hutchings, Pippa Hutchings, Cheryl Hutton.

 

 Carol Illingworth, Gail Inman.

 

Abbie Jackson, Janet Jackson, Sue Jackson, Becky Jarman, Paula Jarman, Tiffany Jarvis, Tracey Jeans, Lisa Jee, Ellie Jeffery, Linda Jeffery, Sharon Jeffery, Iona Jehu, Jindra Jehu, Rebecca Jennings, Muriel Jesse, Lynda Jiggins, Julie Johannsen, Joanne Johnson, Katy Johnston, Amanda Jones, Denise Jones, Jackie Jones, Katie-Mollie Jones, Rachel Jones, Debbie Jordan, Charlie Jowett, Linda Joy, Natalie Joyce.

 

Natalie Kavanagh, Emily Kellaway, Nikki Kellaway, Sarah Kellaway, Georgina Kellaway-Wray, Johanna Kemp, Lynne Kench, Jackie Kent, Minnie Kent, Lisa Kille, Linsay King, Louise King, Lucy King, Melanie King, Zoe King, Charlotte Kinghorn, Anne Kirkland, Suzanne Kitson, Tara Knight.

 

Jodie Laing, Gail Lambert, Emma Lambourn, Caroline Lampard, Annemarie Lane, Pamela Lapworth, Anita Larcombe, Anna Larkin, Caroline Lawrence, Susan Lawson, Carrie Lee, Michelle Lee, Julie Leeming, Teresa Legg, Wendy Lewington, Caroline Lewis, Dee Lewis, Katherine Lewis, Lorayne Liles, Aimee Limb, Ann Little, Hannah Little, Kerry Little, Mandy Lowe, Lenka Lukacova, Miki Lukacova, Hannah Lynch.

 

Holly Machen, Kimberley Machen, Judith Maclachlan, Alison Macmillan, Julie Mahoney, Amanda Male, Jasmine Male, Debbie Malpas, Sandra Manning, Lisa Marrow, Tracy Marsh, Trudi Marsh, Charlotte Martin, Katy Martin, Lisa Martin, Becky Masters, Christine Matthews, Maria Matthews, Cindy Maunder, Clare May, Wendy Mayo, June McCallum, Emily McCarron, Susan McClaughlin, Gillian McCourtie, Mary McCracken, Sally McCrath, Hannah McDonald, Kirsty Mcfadden, Elaine McGilvray, Karen Mcguinness, Patricia McKay, Jill McSavage, Sarah Meades, Julia Meehan, Lynn Mesney, Val Midmore, Lisa Milbourne, Julia Miles, Angie Miller, Ruth Miller, Sally Miller, Christina Mills, Phillipa Mills, Sandra Mills, Helen Milnes, Kay Milton, Bryony Mitchell, Melanie Mitchell, Sallie Mitchell, Tracey Mitchell, Tina Mobsby, Jenny Moloney, Alex Molyneux, Michelle Molyneux, Susan Molyneux, Sally Moody, Selina Moore, Elizabeth Moorhouse, Danielle Moors, Claire Morcom, Caroline Morgan, Debbie Morgan, Gaynor Morgan, Lesley Morgan, Lisa Morgan, Elizabeth Morris, Louise Morris, Rowena Morris, Vivienne Morrison, Ann Mowlam, Philippa Munro, Rebecca Munro, Carol Murgatroyd, Carol Murphy, Hannah Murphy, Mandy Murphy, Tracey Murray, Candice Myatt, Mary Myers.

 

 Helen Naerger, Emese Nagy, Lisa Nash, Nicola Nash, Susan Newey, Louise Newey-Powell, Karen Nicolls, Elaine Norster, Hazel North, Karen Northover.

 

 Casey O'Donnell, Lianne Oldham, Caroline Outram.

 

 Serena Pacey, Lynda Pain, Christine Palmer, Erin Pankhurst, Bethany Parker, Janet Parker, Josephine Parker, Natalie Parker, Nikki Parker, Mandy Parry, Shirley Pattison, Davina Payne, Lynne Payne, Jasmin Pearson, Susan Peek, Katie Pelaou, Victoria Pellow, Kate Perrett, Sharon Peto-Clark, Sonia Philip, Josie Phillips, Linda Phillips, Lynne Phillips, Sasha Phillips, Sharron Phillips, Veronica Phillips, Selena Philp, Sarah Pickard, Alison Pickford, Ann Piggott, Jenny Pilbeam, Deborah Pilton, Cara Pitman, Jenny Pitt, Lorraine Porter, Rachel Porter, Faye Potter, Karen Power, Jacqueline Priest, Julie Priest, Dawn Prlina, Helen Pulis.

 

 Mairi Rabbets, Heather Radice, Aimee Ratcliffe, Pauline Ratcliffe, Susan Ravenhill, Nicola Raw, Jo Ray, Theresa Rayner, Angela Read, Debbie Read, Gillian Reader, Charlotte Reed, Sharon Reed, Jenny Reeve, Helen Rewse, Abbey Reynolds, Amy Reynolds, Maureen Reynolds, Annette Ribbons, Loraine Richards, Jasmin Richardson, Chloe Richley, Sarah Ridler, Bev Risbero, Charlotte Roberts, Jackie Roberts, Lucy Roberts, Tracey Roberts, Su Robinson, Lisa Roe, Sadie Roe, Rachel Rogers, Zoe Rogers, Ashling Rooney, Jennifer Rose, Rachel Rose, Jade Ross, Melanie Rowe, Roma Rowland, Pippa Rowles, Elizabeth Rucci, Georgina Rumble, Cassie Rupp, Sian Rushforth, Belinda Ryan, Debbie Ryan, Emily Ryan, Fran Ryan, Kerry Ryan.

 

Karen Samuel, Amy Samways, Linda Samways, Anna Sanders, Shelley Sanders, Margaret Sare, Rebecca Saunders, Georgie Schofield, Zoe Schofield, Beccy Scott, Emma Scott, Phillippa Scott, Sandra Scott, Suzanne Scott (Crosse), Deborah Scott-Denness, Rosie Sharp, Christine Shaw, Ad Sheppard, Margaret Sheriff, Michelle Shuttleworth, Lucy Silvester, Cecilia Simmons, Claire Simon, Johanna Simons, Alexandra Sims, Kelly Sinnick, Christine Sivyour, Erin Skerritt, Millie Skinner, Jolene Skipper, Nicole Skipper, Nakita Slade, Anita Smith, Doreen Smith, Helen Smith, Sandra-J Smith, Sue Smith, Tracy Smith, Zoe Smith, Tanya Solly, Janet Southeran, Angela Southward, Rachel Spicer, Ann Spivey, Tracey Squibb, Dawn Stacey, Ruth Stainton, Hayley Stanton, Tanya Stead, Carrianne Steel, Leandra Steel, Samantha Steele, Wendy Stenhouse, Pip Stentiford, Caroline Stevenson, Alice Stewart, Jane Stewart, Liz Stewart, Kelly Stinton , Joanne Stockings, Irene Stockley, Margaret Stockton, Shannon Stockton, Kerry Stockton-Benn, Yvonne Stone, Tracey Storey, Alison Stork, Pamela Stradling, Vivien Stratton, Lorraine Street, Rachel Stretton, Angela Strudwick, Donna Strudwick, Kate Strugnell, Lorna Sturmey, Kristina Stuttle, Gemma Sutton, Samantha Swanson, Selene Swatton, Carole Sweeney, Ann Sycamore, Hannah Sycamore.

 

Angela Taylor, Clare Taylor, Elizabeth Taylor, Jacqueline Taylor, Leanne Taylor, Sheila Taylor, Susan Taylor, Jo Telfer, Wendy Tetsill, Gwen Thomas, Jackie Thomas, Sarah Thomas, Joanne Thomson, Kirsty Thornicroft, Linda Thornton, Samantha Thornton, Samantha Thornton, Sophie Thornton, Sue Tilley, Julie Tilsed, Jaquiline Tizzard, Holly Toman, Lynn Toman, Kayley Toms, Sharon Toms, Carole Topley, Sasha Topley, Jenny Tory, Selena Tracey, Ele Travess, Susan Treleaven, Teresa Trent, Jessica Treviss, Suzanne Treviss, Felicity Treweek, Carole Trotter, Sara Trowbridge, Sue Trowbridge, Alice True, Claire Tuck, Grace Tuck, Kelly Tuplin, Loretta Turner, Carole Twist.

 

Juliet Upfield, Niki Upton.

 

 Ann-Marie Vater, Sian Vaughan, Melanie Venn-Ross, Diane Vetier, Kirsty Vincent, Sarah Vine, Shani Vine.

 

Kim Wadham, Tracy Wakefield, Michelle Walbanke, Emma Walker, Helen Walker, Susan Walker, Sophie Wallis, Vanessa Wallis, Anne Walter, Lisa Walters, Jade Walton, Kimberly Wanstall, Alison Ward, Georgina Ward, Tracy Ward, Jodie Warwick, June Watkins, Yvonne Watmore, Kerry Watton, Sarah Watts, Pauline Webb, Gwen Webber, Hilary Welch, Mary Wellaway, Rachel Whettam, Emma Whitbread, Angela White, Gailyn White, Heather White, Jenna White, Susan White, Terri White, Joanne Whitehead, Sandy Whitehead, Jane Whitehouse-Sharpe, Margaret Whitton, Lesley Whyton, Laura Wiedenbruch, Angela Williams, Cathy Williams, Claire Williams, Sandie Williams, Sarah-Jayne Wills, Elizabeth Wilson, Samantha Wilson, Sharon Wilson, Jacqui Winner, Rachel Winterflood, Angela Wood, Ruth Wood, Hannah Woodham, Alexandra Woodward, Claire Woodward, Ruth Woodward, Marianne Wren, Rebecca Wren, Lisa Wyatt.

Elsh Yates, Ailsa Young.

 

Kelly Zollo.

 

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5:50pm Sun 20 Jul 14

peskykat says...

Well Done to Debbie's and Mine friend - Susan Coultard and the rest of the group xx
Well Done to Debbie's and Mine friend - Susan Coultard and the rest of the group xx peskykat
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