WINCHESTER Hospice has organised its first-ever purple night walk, inviting residents to walk across the city to help fund palliative and end-of-life care.

Around 300 people have already signed up for the 6km charity walk on Saturday, October 14.

Walkers will wear purple, to match the hospice's branding, and glow-in-the-dark accessories to brighten up the city’s streets.

Starting at 6.30pm, participants will trek across south Winchester, along the banks of the River Itchen, passing the Hospital of St Cross and the Hockley Viaduct, starting and finishing at All Saints Church in Highcliffe.

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Maddy Thomson, consultant nurse and clinical lead for end-of-life care at Winchester Hospice and trustee for Winchester Hospice Fundraising Charity, said: “We are so excited to be hosting our very own night walk to support and raise funds for the all-important services we provide here at Winchester Hospice.

“The evening looks to be incredibly special in so many ways and I invite everyone in and around Winchester to come and join in the fun.”

The walk is part of the celebrations for Hospice Care Week, a yearly campaign led by Hospice UK to celebrate hospice care across the country.

Every year, Winchester Hospice Fundraising Charity needs to raise more than £500,000 to provide palliative and end-of-life care for those with life-limiting illness.

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for kids. The event also offers a family ticket of two adult and two child entries for £25.

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