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Team from Warminster surgery don their nightwear to join midnight walk
9:00am Saturday 21st September 2013 in Warminster
WOMEN from across Wilt-shire donned pyjamas for this year’s Bath Midnight Walk, in aid of Dorothy House Hospice, with staff at the Avenue Surgery in Warmin-ster among them.
GP Lindsay Kinlin, nurse Lisa Geary, prescription clerk Gaynor Grant and receptionists Kate Lindsay, Anna Jessup and Jane Oakley surpassed their fundraising target of £1,000.
They decided to take part due to the surgery’s close relationship with Dorothy House. It has referred a number of patients to the hospice over the years and knows how important it can be.
Many of the women taking part in Saturday’s event, the seventh, dressed in nightwear, reflecting this year’s focus on Hospice at Home, taking care of people in their own homes in the last few weeks of their lives.
Mrs Lindsay said: “It was a brilliant event and the atmosphere was like a carnival. We all had a great time and we have already said we want to do it again next year.
“We are now on target to hit £1,500. The patients have been tremendous and lots of people have been popping in to ask how we got on and they are still giving.
“We were all dressed in our onesies and pyjamas and we did get some strange looks when we went for a meal beforehand, but it was great to see everyone in their costumes together.”
Others taking part included Brenda Abbott, from Melksham, and Stacey Dagger, from Westbury, who was walking on behalf of her Nan Enid Forsyth after she died in April.
Miss Dagger, 25, who was joined by her mum, sister, cousin, partner’s mum and three friends, said: “It was an amazing atmosphere.
“We managed to raise £974 together, which is amazing as our target was £700. Everyone was there for similar reasons so there was a real camaraderie, but the main focus was raising money for a great cause.”