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2,000 women step out for Pendleside's Midnight Walk

Lancashire Telegraph: SEA OF PINK Women at the start line. SEA OF PINK Women at the start line.

AROUND 2,000 women stayed up late last night to take part in Pendleside Hospice’s Midnight Walk.

During the event, thousands of flashing bunny ears shone through the gloom as women completed the marshalled eight mile trek, from Burnley to Nelson and back again.

Others wore pink cowboy hats, along with tutus and dayglo wigs, as they set off from Turf Moor.

Each with their own memory of a departed loved one, or friend, who had been cared for at the hospice, the determined trekkers gave up their Saturday night, and a hefty chunk of Sunday morning, to help raise £200,000 for the Colne Road centre.

Amongst them was Audrey Barnett whose husband Tom died at the Reedley-based hospice in May 2009, after suffering from lung and bone cancer since November 2008.

During the latter stages of his illness he was treated and nursed by hospice staff at his home in Barnoldswick.

The mother-of-two, who hopes to raise £2,000, said: "All the staff were very caring towards Tom and they made the last part of his life a lot easier and they would always go the extra mile to ensure that he was comfortable and had everything he wanted including allowing his dogs to visit him.

"Tom had real faith in the staff. They are incredibly professional and caring people."

Click on the link below for our photo gallery from the event.

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4:27pm Sun 3 Jul 11

carrman2 says...

Well done ladies, The Pendleside Hospice as helped so many people Including me after I was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, The Hospice is always in my thoughts , they helped me to recover after chemotherapy ,What a wonderful place , Well done,,
Well done ladies, The Pendleside Hospice as helped so many people Including me after I was diagnosed with cancer in 2006, The Hospice is always in my thoughts , they helped me to recover after chemotherapy ,What a wonderful place , Well done,, carrman2
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7:56pm Sun 3 Jul 11

BurnleyBorn&Bred says...

and what a sight it was, if you turned to look behind you all you could see was pink flashing lights snaking behind you as far as the eye could see.....well done everyone who did this walk this year.
and what a sight it was, if you turned to look behind you all you could see was pink flashing lights snaking behind you as far as the eye could see.....well done everyone who did this walk this year. BurnleyBorn&Bred
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8:12pm Sun 3 Jul 11

workaholic says...

And the pubs were full (guess where all us guys went!) Sssssshhhhhhh !
More walks girls!
And the pubs were full (guess where all us guys went!) Sssssshhhhhhh ! More walks girls! workaholic
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12:38pm Mon 4 Jul 11

Dorothy says...

A fantastic and worthwhile cause and a fun night,well done to all those who took part.
A fantastic and worthwhile cause and a fun night,well done to all those who took part. Dorothy
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11:01am Tue 5 Jul 11

bikerjohn_uk says...

Well done to all concerned - a work colleague acted as a marshall and he said it was a great event, spoilt only by our dusky brethren shouting abuse and intimidating the participants. No doub they'll be the first battering the door down when they need the hospice's help.
Well done to all concerned - a work colleague acted as a marshall and he said it was a great event, spoilt only by our dusky brethren shouting abuse and intimidating the participants. No doub they'll be the first battering the door down when they need the hospice's help. bikerjohn_uk
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