On Saturday, 9 September, a group of ladies from Duxford met in Bury St Edmunds for a ‘Girls Night Out’ Moonlight charity walk.
Karen Raffell, Lesley Martin, Jo Gilder, Brenda May, Patricia Thompson, Emma Lister, Emma Scott, Molly Rolfe, Katie Pickard, Sally Rogers and Sarah Bannister all took part in the six-mile walk.
Karen Raffell, who organised the group, says, “It was dry but a little bit chilly and in total over 2,000 ladies walked, raising over £250,000 for the St Nicholas Hospice.
The atmosphere was really good and everyone had fun. The walk was started by a Heart FM DJ, after we had warmed up with some Zumba moves! There were topless water boys along the route offering water, chocolate bars and crisps and there were police escorts and firemen on the route - all wearing pink bunny ears - which all helped to create a party atmosphere. People stood outside their houses on the road encouraging us along the way. We all completed the six miles and everyone finished within 2 hours.”
The group raised £907 in total, with more to come, smashing their original target of £500. The group would like to thank friends, family and colleagues who generously sponsored them!