Local community turn out for One Night in a Onesie in support of St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.
On Saturday 6th June 2015, St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice hosted their ninth annual Moonlight Sleepwalks across the county. The sponsored walks took place in Lincoln, Spalding and Grantham and saw 535 people turn out in their onesies to raise £31,140.
The walks which were all approximately 10k in length saw participants as young as 11 put on their onesies and walk around the streets of Lincolnshire to raise money for the local charity.
The walk in Lincoln attracted the most walkers with over 400 participants setting off from Yarborough Leisure Centre.
Becky Otter, Event Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said:
“I am humbled by the generosity and dedication of our supporters who have come together to raise much needed funds for our hospice. It was extremely touching to see so many people united by one cause and in particular those who were walking in memory of loved ones.
“Our aspiration is to help our patients and their families make the most of every single second they share, regardless of how much time remains. It is money raised from events like this one can that can turn our aspirations into reality.”
Lincoln walkers were treated to entertainment from DJ Flipstones from Lincoln’s community radio station, Siren FM and a team from Total Fitness led the warm-up.
Becky said: “I would like to say a special thank you to our corporate partners PayPlan, Clarriotts Care and Pearson Hydraulics for their generosity in supporting our event.
“Without them and the dedication of our committed team of volunteer’s events like this would not be possible. There is a real sense of community at an event like this one, as men and women come together, to make a difference for hospice care.”
Money raised through ‘One Night in a Onesie’ allows St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice to continue to care for people who are terminally ill and dying. Last year the charity cared for more than 9,000 people across the county, creating bespoke care packages that allow patients and their families to make the most of every last moment they share together.