The Midnight Walk is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we need your help to make it the best yet.
Below you'll find all the information you need about the walk, but if there's anything else you want to know, just give us a ring on 01295 816 484 or email us at [email protected]
There is a choice of six or ten miles.
The Midnight Walk will take walkers from the Rugby club, on the Oxford Road, through Bodicote and around Banbury finishing back at the Rugby Club again. There will be a mix of walking on tarmac paths and walking on grass which may be uneven.
Unfortunately, we are not able to take the route pass the hospice due to health and safety and number of marshals we would need to do this.
A map of the routes will be posted out to you with your walker pack.
When you register, you will be asked what route you will be taking, six or ten miles. The timings for the evening, including the departure times of different groups, are given below:7.30 pm: Registration opens9pm: All walkers leave the Rugby Club
Yes, there will be parking available on the night at the Rugby Club. Parking spaces are limited so please try and travel together – its also better for the environment.
Registration will take place on the night in the Rugby Club building. This will be signposted.
The registration fee for early birds is £15 adults and £8 for 8-17 year olds. The Early Bird offer ends 7th May. The cost will be £20 per adult and £10 younger walks thereafter until midday on 16th June 2019.
This covers the cost of administration, refreshments on route, your medal, and your certificate of achievement at the end. The registration fee ensures that all the sponsorship money you raise can go directly to helping our patients and their families, friends and carers.
This year we are not offering free t-shirts for midnight walk. We want to keep the cost of the event as low and as affordable a possible, so we cannot provide free t-shirts. However, we will have some special Midnight walk 2019 t-shirts available for you to purchase at a small cost – we know how much some of you like collecting the t-shirts. You can purchase these when you sign up and pick them up on the night.
If we can secure a sponsor for the t-shirts, this may change. If this is the case, we will of course refund the costs of any t-shirts already purchased.
We ask each participant to raise as much sponsorship as possible, as all the sponsorship will go towards supporting our community team this year. The minimum you agree to raise when signing up for Midnight Walk is £30 per person.
The cost of each nurse per day is £175. We aim to raise £65,000 through this year’s Midnight Walk as this can is the cost of having nursing support available seven days a week, 365 days a year.
You will get a Sponsorship Form in your registration pack, and you can email us at any time to get extra copies at [email protected]. Please ensure everyone’s details are added and ensure that you get your sponsors to tick the gift aid box. Gift Aid cannot be claimed without these.
You can create your own online fundraising page with details of what you are doing, when and why. You can email links to your friends, family and colleagues anywhere in the world and they can donate online by debit or credit card. You can also share links via your social media pages.
Any donation pledged online are paid directly to Katharine House, so you don’t have to worry about collecting them, and the online sites also collect Gift Aid form the government. It’s all a lot simpler online.
Online giving sites include:
www.virginmoneygiving.com and search for Katharine House Hospice Banbury
You can ask each person that sponsors you to Gift Aid their donation by ticking the Gift Aid box on your sponsor form, if they are a UK taxpayer or pay Capital Gains Tax. For every £1 they donate, we receive an extra 25p (at no extra cost to them).
Many employers will match fund the amounts their employees fundraise. Why not speak with your employer and ask them if they will do this. It is quick and simple and won’t cost you a thing. Usually all they require is a letter from us confirming the amount you have raised, and we will happily provide you with this. Please contact us on [email protected] to let us know you intend to do this.
Please send cheques to: Midnight Walk Team, Katharine House Hospice, Aynho Road, Adderbury, OX17 3NL. Alternatively, you can bring the money to Katharine House.
If you have set up an online giving page, we automatically receive all donations made through the website, so you don't need to do anything!