WOMEN across the borough teamed up for a night time walk raising over £200,000 for St Luke’s Hospice.
More than 1,400 ladies and 190 volunteers came together on Friday last week for St Luke’s Midnight Walk, raising £209,081 for the hospice based in Kenton Road, Kenton.
The ladies met at Harrow Leisure Centre in Christchurch Road, Harrow, to tackle the nine mile route around the borough.
Among those taking part in the annual event was a team of eight women, all members of Slimming World in South Harrow, who raised over £1,000 for the Hospice.
Slimming World teacher, Ushma Raja, 43, of Holsworth Close, North Harrow said: “It was a real challenge and it was really hard, but it was great fun. I can’t believe how much we raised, it’s brilliant. The whole evening was really entertaining and so worth it.”
Harrow-based Karan Pangali got the ladies energised with a Bollywood dance warm up and there was also entertainment from The Delicious Crew - a female DJ duo, and Harrow-based singer Lisa Lee who played motown, pop and soul covers.
Roshan Kassam has been volunteering for four years at the Midnight Walk, this year Roshan was helping out with registration, she said: “I enjoy volunteering because of the great atmosphere and the willingness of people to help. So many people give up their precious time to help in the night when they could be out dancing or dining and wining.”
St Luke’s Director of Fundraising, Pam Russell said: “It has been great to see the Midnight Walk grow over the last six years to become a regular part of the Harrow calendar, bringing people of all ages and sections of the community together to have fun and raise essential funds to provide end of life care for the people of Harrow and Brent.”
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