Organisers of Weldmar’s annual Midnight Walk, which is in its 12th year, are looking for more women to take part in this year’s event and raise money for patients and their loved ones in Dorset.

So far over 450 women have registered to take part in the annual ladies’ walk which offers three routes, five miles, 6.5 miles or 10 miles which all include the esplanade in Weymouth.

With under a week to go until the clock strikes midnight and hundreds of women take on the streets in brightly coloured t-shirts and flashing headgear, organisers are still looking for even more ladies to put their best foot forward and register for the event.

Registration is £18 for adults and £14 for 14-18 year olds which includes your own 2018 Midnight Walk t-shirt in 80s neon colours, flashing headgear, refreshments during and after the walk plus a whole evening of entertainment including a barbecue, photobooth, pre-walk disco and live music.

Event organiser Clair Walker said “The atmosphere at our Midnight Walk each year is always electric – and this year we are going Back to the 80s with our 80s disco theme. Everyone is there for the same reason, to have a great time and raise money for Weldmar Hospicecare in the process so we can continue caring for our patients and their families across Dorset. If people have heard about the Midnight Walk before but never taken part, I would urge them to sign up this year, it won’t disappoint.”

Ian Ferguson, Director of Weyline Taxis who are headline sponsors said ‘‘We have supported the Midnight Walk as an Associate Sponsor for many years and are delighted to be this year’s Headline Sponsor. One of our drivers was cared for by Weldmar and he spoke very highly of the care that he received. Weyline Taxis are proud to support such a fantastic local cause and we would like to wish everyone taking part good luck.’

Weldmar are also after more volunteers to help at this year’s event. Tasks such as registration and marshalling the route require around 150 volunteers each year to ensure the event runs smoothly and everyone is safe.

Last year’s Midnight Walk raised £60,000 which helped Weldmar provide high quality care, love and support in the comfort of patients own homes, through Weldmar’s wellbeing services or as in-patients at Joseph Weld Hospice in Dorchester.

Clair said: “Support from members of the community is vital to ensure we can continue providing our care across Dorset. The Midnight Walk is one of our biggest fundraising events that we hold throughout the year and we rely on the sponsorship money raised at our major events to help fund our services.”

Registration closes today and you can sign up at walk or by calling 01305 261800