This year's Midnight Walk had over 500 people out in force in a whole host of fun, funky, and furry animal themed outfits raising money for local hospice care. People took part in the walk for many reasons; many, like Simon, have a connection with the hospice, and chose to join the event in memory of friends or family members who have been cared for by Katharine House. Here's what he had to say;

"When my Dad was diagnosed with cancer he was given six months to live. The care and support he - and us as a family - received from Katharine House was amazing. What should have been a horrible and painful time for him was made much more peaceful and bearable by the hospice staff. You can never really explain to someone how terrible it is to see your own dad facing such a horrible illness. But you also can't put in to words how much of a relief it is to know that he's in a safe place and is being looked after so that he can enjoy his last few months with his family.

I took part in the walk in memory of him and to raise as much money as I could for Katharine House. The care they give is always free, and despite his terminal cancer, they actually gave my dad his life back. I'll be forever grateful to them for that and giving me the memory of him smiling all the way to the end."