Walkers can sign up on the night at hospice step out

QPR player and Berkhamsted resident Tommy Smith will be taking part in the Hospice of St Francis Midnight Walk on Saturday, June 11, 2011.
QPR player and Berkhamsted resident Tommy Smith will be taking part in the Hospice of St Francis Midnight Walk on Saturday, June 11, 2011.

THERE is still time to sign up to pound the pavement in aid of the Hospice of St Francis.

Hundreds of walkers will turn out to raise much-needed funds at the Berkhamsted charity’s annual midnight walk this Saturday.

For the first time ever the previously women-only event is now open to men.

Among them will be QPR footballer and Berkhamsted resident Tommy Smith.

He said: “It amazes me still to this day that all the services the hospice provides are free.

“Since learning more about the hospice and seeing first hand how the amazing staff and volunteers helped my family come to terms with serious illness, I’ve really appreciated everything local people do to help the cause.”

Those who have not already signed up can simply register on the night for just £15. The price includes a pink t-shirt paid for by sponsors Fine and Country in Berkhamsted.

Setting off from Hemel Hempstead School in Heath Lane at 10.30pm, walkers can choose between a five or 11 mile route.

Senior community fundraiser Fran Martin said: “The countdown is now on, please join us on what promises to be a fun filled night. We’d like to say thank you to everyone who has singed up so far and to all our supporters.”

Registration on the night opens at 9pm and closes promptly at 10pm. To find out more visit www.walkwiththestars.org.uk