MK Midnight Moo is back to raise funds for hospice

Sign up for Willen Hospice’s flagship fundraising walk on Saturday July 14.

Willen Hospice is calling on local ladies to put their best foot forward for this year’s MK Midnight Moo, which takes place on Saturday July 14.

The charity’s flagship fundraiser is a 10 mile walk across Milton Keynes, starting at… you guessed it, midnight!

It’s open to walkers of all levels, whether you want to walk in pairs, teams, or on your own.

Over a thousand female fundraisers take part each year, raising money to support the Hospice to provide vital end of life care to local people and their families.

Willen Hospice Chief Executive Peta Wilkinson said: “The Moo is the biggest event on our fundraising calendar.

“Our specialist care really does rely on the money raised by the amazing fundraisers who take on this midnight challenge.

“This will be my first Moo and I am appealing to local ladies, whether they’ve walked before or not, to join me for a fabulously fun night.”

Louisa Harris walked the Moo in 2017 in memory of her close friend Sue, a Pilates instructor who was cared for by Willen Hospice. Together with two of Sue’s students Marita and Jenny, the team raised over £2,000.

Louisa said: “Walking the Moo was a really fitting way to remember Sue as she loved walking.

“There was such an amazing atmosphere on the night. I loved all the different pit stops along the way – especially the disco in the underpass and the sweeties!

“It was tiring, but it was fantastic to be part of something that everyone was so passionate about. I can’t wait to get walking again this year with our team – Sue’s Moo-vers!”

Willen Hospice needs to raise £3.6m every year – that’s £7 a minute – to continue to provide care to patients in Milton Keynes and surrounding areas.

The MK Midnight Moo is a key event that helps the Hospice to reach that goal. Entry is £20 and the walk starts and finishes at intu Milton Keynes.

To find out more about the MK Midnight Moo on Saturday July 14 and to sign up, visit

This feature was published in the March 2018 issue of Celebrate:MK lifestyle magazine. Read the full magazine above or by clicking on this link.

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