Time running out to enter Rotherham Hospice walk

MORE than 700 people are set to take part in Rotherham Hospice’s Midnight Memory Walk.

The charity’s biggest fund-raiser includes a night of entertainment at Magna next Friday, June 21.

Rotherham Teachers Student Academy will perform a sneak preview of the hospice’s anthem I Smile.

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Also performing will be Jessica Steele, from Sheffield, who auditioned on TV talent show The Voice.

She said: “I’m so excited to perform as it is absolutely fantastic what the hospice does for people. I I really want to help raise as much money as possible.”

Jessica will be followed by the Magnetics, who performed at the Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce Ball.

And the headline act will be Lucy Spraggan, who was a finalist in last year’s X-Factor.

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She said: “We’ve all had a family member or a close friend affected by a terminal illness so it’s something we can all relate to.

“I’m looking forward to seeing people be a part of such a great cause. It should be a brilliant occasion.

“I wish everyone taking part the best of luck, and they should be very proud of themselves.”

At midnight, Lucy will start the walkers on the six or ten-mile walk around Rotherham. The route is well lit and marshalled.

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Hospice fund-raiser Anne Giblin explains: “The Midnight Memory Walk is a wonderful night, where people can remember and celebrate the life of a loved one.

“There is a real sense of fun both before the walk sets off, and also out on the route.

“Many people make new friends on the night. We are thrilled with the number of people taking part in the walk this year, and we hope they all have a fantastic night, while raising vital funds for the hospice.”

The closing date to register is Sunday, June 16. For more information, or to be a marshall, call 01709 308 917 or email [email protected].