A 25-year-old from Sandiway is vowing not to miss out this year’s Midnight Walk despite being over 800 miles away.

Maddy Bleasdale, 25, is currently working as a PhD researcher in Germany but is adamant not to let her location stop her raising money for the hospice which provided end of life care for both her mum and grandad.

Maddy will walk the 13.1 miles around her home city of Jena in East Germany on Saturday 1st July – the day of the Midnight Walk. She has already smashed her £150 target, raising over £300 in sponsorship so far.

“I love the atmosphere and spirit of the Midnight Walk. It’s always an emotional occasion and brings back so many memories for what was a very tough time for my family and I. All of the staff at St Luke’s were so lovely and although I can’t be there I didn’t want to miss out on taking part in what will be my tenth Midnight Walk,” said Maddy.

“I may not be able to join in the Zumba warm-up, buy flashing bunny ears or cover myself in glow in the dark body paint, but I’ll still be one of the hundreds of women walking to raise money for the hospice. I’d also like to thank Sally in Hospice’s events team who has helped me map my route out and supported me in preparation for the walk.”

About the Midnight Walk

The Midnight Walk, sponsored by Air Products, lights up the streets of Crewe and Nantwich to raise funds for St Luke’s. The late-night party atmosphere starts and finishes in the grounds of Reaseheath College, and sees women of all ages walking together for the Hospice.

Women of any age can sign up for the Midnight Walk and take on the full moon challenge of 13.1 miles, or the half-moon challenge of 6.5 miles. There is still time to register online or call 01606 555688.