Our Glow in the Dark Midnight Walk

  • Glow in the Dark Midnight Walk

     We had a fantastic evening on Friday, June 2nd 2017 when people from all over Wales joined us to

    Registration opened: 9.30pm

    Warm up began at: 10.15pm

    Walk started at: 10:30 pm 

    Finish time: ….approximately 1.30 – 2 am

    The Walk

    What a night! Thank you Thank You Thank you to everyone! What an amazing turnout. You were all glowing!
    Thank you to our walkers and helpers and marshals. Thank you to LC Swansea. Thank you to Solar Plants for the helping to pay for the goody bags. Thank you to Jo Edwards, LD Liaison Nurse at Morriston Hospital for the fab cupcakes she spent all day yesterday cooking. Thank you to Gums for his amazing fire breathing! Thank you to Claire Jones Zumba for the great warm up! Thank you to our photographers for photographing everything!

    Thank you to Debbie for organising the evening and to Jayne and Jonathan for supporting us throughout the walk!  #PRFMidnightWalk

     

    We walked along the beautiful Welsh coastline from LC Swansea to Mumbles and back.

    All participants  received a fundraising pack, a goody bag for taking part and a well deserved hot drink and bacon butty at the finish line. Everyone also received a certificate to show they completed the walk!
    Our Midnight Walk was for everyone of all ages.
     
    Sponsorship
    There was no minimum amount of sponsorship. Every pound  raised helps us with our work. The more raised the more people we can reach. We would like to see a time when every hospital in Wales and in the UK has the tools, training and support they need to provide equal healthcare for all patients with learning disabilities. . 

    What we wore
    The theme was “Glow for it”, so anything went! People really got in the groove by walking in fancy dress or getting creative with glow sticks or wearing one of our t-shirts? Comfy shoes or trainers were a must though! Some of us could hardly move the next day!
     
      
    Marshals
     Thank you to all our volunteers who helped as  marshals along the route and on the registration desks at the start/finish of the walk.
     
     
    Why did everyone take part?
    The Foundation largely relies on the support of our wonderful community who fundraise for us and who take part in our events, in order to meet the running costs we need each year to carry out our work. By taking part in the Midnight Walk and raising sponsorship money, people helped us to help people with a learning disability across Wales to access equal healthcare.
    During our Midnight Walk we wanted to shine a light on the work of the Foundation and raise awareness of the issues faced by people with learning disabilities, their families and carers when accessing equal healthcare. This was a fun, glow in the dark evening and we are so grateful to everyone who gave up their Friday evening to join us!

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