Before the pandemic, Katharine House was facing a devastating lack of funds. Now we need your support more than ever.

Keep it social, Go the distance, Love your hospice

We’re reimagining the Midnight Walk for 2020! Like everything at the moment, it’s a little different, however, we’ve been getting creative to conjure up some special midnight magic to sprinkle on your doorstep!

To ensure we keep you safe and well, as well as adhering to government guidelines about social distancing, we have taken the difficult decision to not hold a Midnight Walk get-together this year. Instead, we’re asking you to do your own Midnight Walks, reimagining it however you want, no matter how old or young you are.

What is Midnight Walk Reimagined?

We’re asking you to take on a 6-mile or 10-mile walk between 10 September and midnight on 19 September. That’s either 12,000 or 20,000 steps.

Did you know? The average number of steps a nurse walks in a single shift is 9,000 steps?

How does Midnight Walk Reimagined work?

Decide which walk length you’d like to do and who you’d like to do it with. You can walk whenever, however, wherever and with whoever you wish. Why not do it:

  • in your PJs or wearing glo sticks? 
  • wearing last year’s swinging sixties fancy dress costume or go with another fancy dress theme?
  • with your friends or on your own?
  • at night or during the day?
  • all in one go or a bit at a time? 

However you choose to reimagine your Midnight Walk, all we ask is that you keep it social, go the distance, love your hospice and raise as much as you can, making every moment matter for people with life-limiting illness within our community.

Read more in our FAQs page>

How can you help?

This year, it’s free to sign up and we’re asking you to raise a minimum of £45. Please just raise as much as you can … and then a little bit more! 

Sign up now to register using the form at the foot of this page.

After you've registered you'll receive a confirmation email from us, which will include:

  • your free fundraising pack, which includes a sponsorship form plus hints and tips to help you raise as much as you can.
  • information about the fantastic new fundraising platform we're using. It's a great way to tell all your friends and family about what you’re up to and keeping them up to date on your progress – and raise even more money for Katharine House.
  • a link to our Facebook event page where you’ll get regular updates and can enjoy being a part of Team Midnight Walk Reimagined.

When you register, it would also be great if you could let us know your team name, if you have one (you can always let us know later), and where and when you're planning to walk.

We also have Midnight Walk Reimagined T-shirts for sale at £5.50 each plus £2.95 postage and packaging. 

Will Katharine House still be there to help?

What hasn’t changed is that our Katharine House team will be with you every step of the way. We’ll be there with advice and support, we’ll share in your stories, the fun and laughter as well as give you encouraging ‘virtual’ cheers along the way. 

We've already set up some guided walks around the usual Midnight Walk route for small groups during the week, bookable via EventBrite. Read more about the walks and how to book.

You can also find lots of ideas on our Challenges page to add extra sparkle to your Midnight Walk.

You can join our warm-up led by Wendy over on our YouTube channel here

We’ll make this a Midnight Walk to remember for all the right reasons, with amusing challenges, entertainment, prizes, and - of course - a walker’s medal for everyone who hits or beats their fundraising target.

Wherever you are, whoever you choose to walk with, let’s walk together this September to support the fantastic work of Katharine House Hospice.

And don't forget to follow#MWReimagined.

Our sponsors

We are grateful to the support that our sponsors are giving us for this event.

Banbury & District Chamber of Commerce

The Banbury & District Chamber of Commerce is the recognised voice of the Banbury business community, working with businesses and providing support, information, advocacy and networking opportunities. Contact [email protected].

Bloxham Mill Business Centre

Bloxham Mill offers serviced offices and flexible working space. Contact [email protected].

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