St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice calls on the Lincolnshire community to join them for ‘One Night in a Onesie’ and break a world record
Lincoln, 31st January 2014 – St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is urging the local community to sign up for a charity record-breaking bid for the largest gathering of people wearing onesies. The record attempt will take place as part of the charity’s annual late-night 10k Moonlight Sleepwalk which this year is themed as ‘One Night in a Onesie’.
The event will take place on Saturday 7th June 2014 at Yarbrough Leisure Centre based on Riseholme Road. Early registration is encouraged to take advantage of the early bird adult registration fee of just £10.
Veronica Brien, Fundraising Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said: “There has been a flurry of people signing up for ‘One Night in a Onesie’ and we are keen to keep this momentum going to ensure that we break the record of 752.
“Not only is this a wonderful opportunity to be part of breaking a world record, but it also helps us to raise some of the much needed funding we need to continue to provide our specialist end of life care completely free of charge.”
Last year, 1,000 people took part in the annual late-night walks across the county and together raised over £55,000. This year, St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, are hoping to attract 1,300 participants to help raise £80,000.
‘One Night in a Onesie’ is the eighth Moonlight walk the charity has organised but the first time they have attempted a word record.
Becky Otter; Events Fundraiser said: “’One Night in a Onesie’ is not a race or a sport it is a unique walk that allows everyone in the Lincolnshire community to take part. Men and women from 11 years up are welcomed to sign up together and be part of this community driven event in aid of Hospice Care.
“This really will be a night to remember and guarantees to be full of fun and laughter and not forgetting to mention this really will be the comfiest walk you have ever been on! Whatever your reason for walking; to help break a record, to get fit or to remember a loved one, please join us in your onesie!”
People who are unable to take part in the record breaking attempt in Lincoln are urged to join in with one of the other onesie walks taking place on the same night in Grantham, Boston and Louth.
Money raised through ‘One Night in a Onesie’ allows St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice to provide care and support to a patient and their family via; our in-patient hospice, day therapy centres, bereavement support and welfare support.