Click here to see photos from the 12th Midnight Walk.

Last Saturday, 450 superheroes from the local community took to the streets for our 12th Midnight Walk to raise money for people and families facing life-limiting illness. The event is expected to raise up to £65,000, which would take the total raised over the last 12 annual Midnight Walks to more than £1 million.

That £65,000 could also fund our Day Hospice for six months, which is just one of the services we provide to people in the community.

The theme for the walk was Superheroes, and there were plenty of costumes paying homage to people’s favourite crime-fighting character.


Chris Higgins, Communications Officer at Katharine House, said;

‘This year’s Midnight Walk was our best event yet, and to have over 400 people out in force and raising money shows just how much support there is for local hospice care.


The need for our services is growing all the time. Whether it’s people staying in our hospice at the end of their lives, people who need support to live with their illness in their own homes or in a care home, or children, teenagers, and adults who need help coming to terms with the loss of someone special, the money raised at this year’s walk will make a real difference to the lives of local families.


We have to raise £11,000 every day to provide our services, and we simply couldn’t carry on supporting the people who need us without the fantastic support of local people who fundraise with their Midnight Walks, marathons, cake sales and other events. A huge thank you to all who took part – it’s greatly appreciated by staff and patients at the hospice.’


Many of those who took part in the walk have a connection with the hospice, and chose to join the event in memory of friends or family members who have been care for by Katharine House. Others may not have direct experience of the hospice’s services, but took part because of the work the hospice does for local people.


Sarah took part in the walk in memory of her grandmother who was supported at home by Katharine House’s community team before her death;


‘The Midnight Walk was a brilliant evening! It’s such an amazing atmosphere to have hundreds of people all dressed up and walking Banbury, there’s such a sense of community. Everyone knows someone who’s been touched by the work Katharine House does and for a lot of people taking part in the Midnight Walk is a fun way to say thank you to the hospice for everything they’ve done for people like my Gran over 25 years.’


Click here to see photos from the 12th Midnight Walk.

If you weren’t able to take part in the Midnight Walk this year, but would like to donate to support Katharine House’s work or find out more about upcoming events, you can visit