Hospice colour to Ipswich streets

St Elizabeth Hospice supporters brought colour and fun to Ipswich on the weekend of 20th May as part of the hospice’s flagship fundraiser, the Midnight Walk.

Returning to Ipswich, after taking a break in 2022 while the hospice hosted the Big Hoot Ipswich 2022 art trail, the Midnight Walk saw over 1, 200 supporters don their best fancy dress and neon-themed outfits to show their love for the independent Suffolk charity.

Taking place on Saturday 20th May, the Midnight Walk also provided supporters with an opportunity to remember loved ones who are no longer with us and to raise funds for the hospice through sponsorship – with over £90,000 already raised as donations continue to come in.

The evening was compered by BBC Radio Suffolk presenter Sarah Lilley and the walkers were officially set on their way by hospice Chief Executive Officer, Judi Newman and Lena Porter, who also took part in the walk as a tribute to her husband, Lee Porter, who died aged 46-years-old in January 2022, from bowel cancer, while under the care of St Elizabeth Hospice;

“It has been an amazing evening, with lots of laughter but also a very special time to think of Lee,” said Lena.

“Every step I did was for Lee and I am so proud to have done this in tribute to him. I have done the Midnight Walk previously and once again it was just brilliant to be around so many incredible people celebrating and showing their love for this special local charity.”