Ears at the ready! – Join the Midnight Walk in support of Woking & Sam Beare Hospices

Midnight Walk starting at Woking Leisure Centre. Walk 8 miles in memory of a loved one

Midnight Walk Celebrates The Care Given 24/7 By Woking & Sam Beare Hospices

Woking & Sam Beare Hospices is launching its 2018 Midnight Walk with a new theme of ‘The Night Owls – We care 24/7’, raising awareness of the free-end-of-life care that is given by the charity’s staff and volunteers around the clock.

Sponsored for the third year by Trident Honda, the 11th annual ladies-only event will start and finish at Woking Leisure Centre on Friday 28th September, with more than 800 walkers following a new 8 mile route around Woking. Online registration for new walkers is now OPEN!

Woking and Sam Beare Weybridge Hospices - Caring for people in Surrey

Your Entry Fee

We are currently running an early bird entry discount £18 per walker until midnight on Thursday 31 May.

This entry fee includes your exclusive 2018 event t-shirt featuring our new ‘Night Owl’ glow-in-the dark design. You will receive an emailed sponsorship form, fundraising pack and lots of ideas and support from Rachelle and Nicole on our Events Team!

From 1 June it will then be a £20 standard entry fee per walker until midnight on Sunday 23 September. We will then close our online registration to process our walkers’ details.

You will be able to register in person for the Midnight Walk in the main hall of Woking Leisure Centre from 8-9pm on Friday 28 September. The entry fee is £25 on the day.

Receiving Your Midnight Walk T-Shirt

You will be able to collect your t-shirt in person from our hospice reception area at the following dates and times:

* Thursday 20 September – 4 to 7pm

* Wednesday 26 September – 4 to 7pm

The address for collection is Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, Woking Hospice, the Goldsworth Park Centre, Woking, Surrey GU21 3LG.

Please note that we will not be able to store your pack there at other times. If you cannot make one of these open times please choose to have your pack sent to you when you register (£2 p&p per walker applies).

Date

Friday 28th September 2018

Time

The Midnight Walk will start at 8pm with a welcome and registration session, leaving Woking Leisure Centre at 10pm and following an eight mile route back to the centre.

Location

Woking Leisure Centre, Woking Park, Kingfield Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9BA

Woking Leisure Centre

Woking Leisure Centre, Woking Park, Kingfield Road, Woking, Surrey, GU22 9BA
Woking & Sam Beare Hospices Midnight Walk 2018
Director of Fundraising Phil Wormley said: ‘Within our 20 en-suite bedrooms in our hospice in Goldsworth Park care is given by our nursing team around the clock. But people may not realise that 70% of our care is given in people’s own homes through our two community nursing teams, and that we put the patient at the heart of our approach to ensure they receive the support they need, whenever they need it. As our Midnight Walkers pass people’s homes en route late at night, they may be passing places where care is being given at that very moment.’
Richard Roberts, Managing Director of events sponsors Trident Honda in Ottershaw, has experienced the difference this continuous care makes within his own family, when his dad Michael was cared for at home by the hospice’s team before passing away from cancer in the hospice in April 2017. He said: ‘My colleagues and I are very proud to continue our support of Woking & Sam Beare Hospices, which began in 1992. Trident Honda is also a family business, with my brothers James and Chris also working as directors. Our business had supported the hospice for many years before our dad died but our personal experience of the wonderful care given to our whole family really cemented our commitment, and I am proud to also have been on the board of trustees for the last year.’

Just one example of that 24-hour care provided by our ‘Night Owls’ is the hospice’s award-winning CoSI team (Co-ordinated, Safe & Integrated Care at Home), which is a partnership in care provision with Princess Alice Hospice, Marie Curie and Central Surrey Health.

As the lead provider of CoSI, the hospice coordinates and delivers skilled personal and nursing care in patient’s homes as their illness progresses and they require additional support to remain in their preferred place of care, typically in the patient’s last 6-8 weeks of life.

The CoSI team delivers high quality end-of-life care and support to patients with a life-limiting illness, their families, carers and those close to them at home, working with the community nursing teams and GPs across North West Surrey. Care is provided during the day and at night seven days a week, with a single point of access, which dovetails with out-of-hours community nursing to provide assistance, reassurance and support. This coordinated service has led to a significant reduction in unplanned, emergency admissions to acute hospitals, helping to avoid unnecessary distress to those needing care and to their families.

Video of last years event:

All funds raised from the Midnight Walk will go towards the £8 million+ the hospice spends supporting and caring for some 1,400 people each year across North West Surrey, and their families. More information about the Hospice lower on this page.

The Midnight Walk is supported by Freedom Leisure at Woking Leisure Centre.

Girls and women aged from 11 and up can register online from £18 at wsbhospices.co.uk for further information contact the Events Team: fundraising@wsbhospices.co.uk or call 01483 881 752.

Woking Leisure Centre Pool in the Park Surrey Freedom Leisure
Woking Leisure Centre Pool in the Park Surrey Freedom Leisure

Health Benefits From The Midnight Walk

Jackie Waite, Studio Co-ordinator and Exercise Referral Instructor at Woking Leisure Centre, has highlighted some of the health benefits of walking for participants:

* Improves cardio vascular fitness and health.

* Can help to maintain bone density and prevent against osteoporosis.

* Increases calorie expenditure aiding in weight management.

* Can help to de-stress and improve psychological well-being.

Midnight Charity Walk in May From Woking Leisure Centre - Hospice Heroes
Woking & Sam Beare Weybridge Hospices

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