Hospice fund-raisers in Cheshire issued a plea today for more Nantwich women to sign up for the Midnight Walk 2012 event.

Organisers of the walk, which aims to raise money for St Luke’s (Cheshire) Hospice, are facing a deficit in numbers compared to previous years.

Now they are urging more to register and take part in the Crewe to Nantwich event on Saturday June 9.

It’s the eighth consecutive year fundraisers at St Luke’s have been busy organising their Midnight Walk.

Half of this year’s 1,700 places have been filled with two months to go, but uptake has been much slower than previous years.

The walk starts at midnight and up to 1,700 ladies cover 13.1 miles to raise sponsorship money for St Luke’s.

Every penny raised goes to the hospice, which cares for patients from across Cheshire, including Nantwich, Crewe, Winsford, Middlewich, Sandbach, Alsager and Kidsgrove.

Jane Thompson, head of event management, said: “It’s the largest single fundraising event we organise, and the money raised by the walk provides approx 45 days of hospice care to patients suffering from life-limiting illnesses.”

Everyone who registers for the walk will receive a bright turquoise Midnight Walk t-shirt.

There is an option to participate in the Half Moon version of the walk, which totals 6.5 miles.

St Luke’s is still hopeful of raising in excess of £250,000 from the 2012 Midnight Walk.

To sign up, register now at www.midnightwalk.co.uk or call 01606 555 688.

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