Onesie night raises £7000 for Grantham Hospice

Participants in the 'One Night in a Onesie' 10k walk for St Barnabas Hospice.
Participants in the 'One Night in a Onesie' 10k walk for St Barnabas Hospice.
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On Saturday night almost 150 fundraisers donned their ‘onesies’ and hit the streets of Grantham for the annual 10k Moonlight Sleepwalk in aid of St Barnabas Hospice.

The theme of this year’s sponsored sleepwalk was ‘One Night in a Onesie’, and just under 150 walkers of all ages particpated and helped to raise over £7,000 for the Hospice.

Wearing a variety of eye-catching all-in-ones, the charity walkers departed from the Meres Leisure Centre at 10.30pm.

They then completed a marshalled circuit, with the first to arrive back at the Meres having completed the route in just 40 minutes being brothers Ben and Graham Hutchinson, ahead of other members of their family who also took part.

Next was Oscar Ciaurro wearing a green animal onesie, followed by a rainbow of other onesie wearing walkers.

The hospice’s corporate fundraiser Tina Dingley said: “Everyone turned up in their onesies, young and old. Thank you to all who took part and to our volunteers who helped with the event.”

Community events fundraiser Janie McCormick added: “We were overwhelmed with the fantastic support that the event attracted and wish to thank all those who took part with such enthusiasm.

“Our thanks also go to Gravity FM, the Grantham School of Dance for entertainment during the evening, Harry Payne for the warm-up session and all at The Meres Leisure Centre for all their help. We are proud to announce that, overall, the event has raised a fantastic amount in excess of £7,000 for the Grantham Hospice.”