Volunteers needed for midnight walk

Volunteers at last year's Midnight Walk for Chestnut Tree House SUS-160604-132525001
Volunteers at last year's Midnight Walk for Chestnut Tree House SUS-160604-132525001

Chestnut Tree, the children’s hospice service for East Sussex, is seeking more than 100 volunteers for their annual Night to Remember midnight walk in Eastbourne.

The walk has become a popular charity event in the town, with women coming together to raise money for the cause.

Taking place on May 14, the Night to Remember walk is well known in the area as a fun-filled night with a great atmosphere.

The event is crucial to help raise vital funds for the charity, which provides care for children with life-shortening conditions, both in their own homes and at the hospice itself. Its goal is to provide the best quality of life for children, young people and their families.

Though the walk itself is for ladies only, the charity requires both male and female volunteers on the night.

There are a variety of roles available, including marshalling, event set up, registration, issuing medals, handing out refreshments and the finish line cheer squad.

Whether you can join them for a few hours or the entire night from 8pm to 5am, they’ve got something for everyone.

Kerry O’Neill, event organiser, said, “We need around 100 volunteers, so would love anyone aged 18 and over to come forward and offer even a few hours of their time to ensure the Night to Remember Midnight Walk is a success.

“In particular, this is a great opportunity for the men of East Sussex to get involved so we would love to hear from any fathers, brothers, uncles, granddads, sons and nephews who can help to ensure these amazing women are able to complete the event’s four and ten mile routes.”

Anybody who can spare a few hours to volunteer at the Chestnut Tree Night to Remember Midnight Walk can register their interest at www.nighttoremember.org.uk/cth.

Alternatively, prospective volunteers can contact fundraising volunteer officer, Angela Bacon on 01903 706326 or email fundraising-volunteers@stbh.org.uk.

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