In the pink for fundraiser
Hundreds of Ladies in the Night take part in charity hike
BEST FOOT FORWARD: Meena Bakshi, Sarika Rajput and Anita Morar ready for the Ladies in the Night walk for Michael Sobell Hospice.
THIS year’s Ladies in the Night was another massive hit as almost 1,000 charity walkers took to the streets of Northwood last Friday.
Intrepid hikers hit the road at 10pm from Mount Vernon Hospital, in Rickmansworth Road, to raise money for the Michael Sobell Hospice.
A total of 942 walkers donned their pink flashing bunny ears, cowboy hats and other outlandish outfits for the five-and-ahalf or nine mile routes.
Events and community fundraising manager for the hospice, Ophelia Chambers-Henry, said: “We are absolutely thrilled with the turnout for this year’s event in aid of Michael Sobell Hospice.
“Many of our walkers have returned to take on the challenge once again, and some are completely new to us, so it’s simply fantastic to be part of it.
“I would like to send my heartfelt thanks to all our fantastic volunteers, marshalls, local business sponsors and to everyone who took part. The money raised from this event makes a huge difference to what we are able to fund each year towards hospice services.”
This year’s event aimed to raise £100,000 for the charity, which offers end of life care for people with life limiting illnesses, as well as family support and bereavement counselling.
n ON THE STREETS: Clockwise from above left, Maria Zelenskaya, Renee Sohanpal, Stacy and Yulia Odegova; Amy Stafford and Rachel Bates; nurses from Michael Sobell Hosopice; David Cook with Daisy, 13, and Henry, 10; Amy Gaiger, Chloe Frinton and Shashi Nemani
Photos by Jake Darling www.buyaphototms.co.uk