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'Not the Midnight Walk' planned after event is cancelled

You can still support the charity even though the walk has been cancelled

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 11:42am 12th June 2020. (Updated at 5:27pm 12th June 2020) 3-minute read.

'Not the Midnight Walk' planned after event is cancelled

The annual walk through Aylesbury for Charity has been cancelled. 

This year would have marked the 11th Midnight Walk through Aylesbury for the Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity.

However, after postponing the event at first they have decided to cancel it due to restrictions and social distancing rules affecting how it operates.

The charity decided that the social distancing rules would change the event too much from the feel good group walk is have become.


They are asking the residents of Buckinghamshire and beyond to join in their plan B though. 

'Not the Midnight Walk' is an individual household event, which will hopefully bring in the donations while keeping people safe.

Vicky from the charity explains:

"The midnight walk is the biggest event that we have for the charity each year, it usually raises us about £50,000 which is obviously money we can't be without. So, we are really going to feel the affects of not being able to host it this year. 

"We've come up with an idea that can take place. We're calling it 'Not the Midnight Walk'. We're asking people to walk at least 5 miles, but we will be starting at 5 o'clock in the morning and see the sunrise when its a bit safer. 

"People can take part however they want. In their homes, gardens, local area as long as they comply with government guidelines we are hoping people will still walk it as they would have on the night."

Coronavirus and the lockdown have resulted in a host of events being cancelled but also the closure of shops. 

This means all areas of funding for charities have been restricted. 

Vicky explains this doesn't mean their services are in less demand:

"I think it's really important to remember that although COVID-19 has stopped loads of things, it absolutely hasn't stopped the care the hospice is providing. LOur nurses are still working incredibly hard to support as many patients and their families as we do 365 days a year."

Registration for the new event is now open, and those who sign up will get a special t-shirt.

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