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Little ones take part in fundraising for Aylesbury hospice

155 parents and children took part in the event for Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.

Published by Dan Gooding at 8:49am 10th March 2020. 2-minute read.

Little ones take part in fundraising for Aylesbury hospice

Parents and children took to the streets to raise money for Aylesbury's hospice at the weekend.

155 people followed a large cuddly bear around the town centre on Saturday night.

Florrie Bear, the mascot of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity, led the crowd of small children and adults round the one mile route, lighting up the pavement with their flashing bunny ears, encouraged by drivers tooting their horns and passers-by cheering them on.

Mini midnight walk

32 Volunteer Marshals, including eleven staff from Haddenham firm Defaqto, lined the route, providing support and keeping the little Walkers safe.

Mini midnight walk

Jo Beardsmore-Dilks of JBD Dance and Fitness who led the warm-up before the Walk started, said:

"It was an honour and privilege to be a part of the Mini Night Walk, for a charity which means so much to me.

"My little girl was able to join in her first Florence event, Rosie loved cuddling Florrie Bear, doing Baby Shark and joining in with the warm-up before the Walk. Everyone was AMAZING, and we all enjoyed it."

Mini midnight walk

The event has so far raised just over £1,700 for the Hospice, with more to come from offline sponsorship. 

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