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SATURDAY NIGHT DIVAS The Bath Moonlight Walk is DOROTHY HOUSE’S biggest annual fundraiser and last year it attracted almost 800 entrants who raised over £95,000 towards caring for people with life-limiting illnesses

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his year, Dorothy House Hospice Care’s Bath Moonlight Walk will be held on Saturday 9th September, with support from top athlete, Paralympic Swimming Champion, Stephanie Millward and Jo Muir, Modern Pentathlete and sports ambassador for Dorothy House. The womenonly sponsored 8km Moonlight Walk, now in its eleventh year, is an unmissable fundraising event for so many local women and starts from the SouthGate Shopping Centre in Bath at 10pm. This year’s theme for the Bath Moonlight Walk is ‘Saturday Night Diva’ and aims to bring women together to celebrate life with their friends, mothers, daughters, aunts, grandmas and sisters and to champion all those women affected by, or instrumental in, end of life care in the community. Walkers are invited to dress in their best glittery disco gear to celebrate the vital work of Dorothy House and share a great night out. The Walk is open to women, aged 14 and over, and takes in the stunning sights of the vibrant city of Bath. There’s a lot of fun planned before the walk with a raffle competition to win a Mulberry handbag, free giveaways and fabulous merchandise available from 8.30pm. Butlers in the Buff will be making another appearance this year and there’ll be a fun warm-up session with music based on the ‘Saturday Night Diva’ theme of course. Yvonne Jamieson from Trowbridge who won the Mulberry handbag prize at the 2016 Bath Moonlight Walk said, “I did my first Moonlight Walk last year with my daughters in remembrance of my sister, Edwina Abrook,

“THIS YEAR’S THEME FOR THE BATH MOONLIGHT WALK IS ‘SATURDAY NIGHT DIVA’ AND AIMS TO BRING WOMEN TOGETHER TO CELEBRATE LIFE” who died in Summer 2016. We enjoyed the whole event. The atmosphere was great, the doughnuts were delicious (the Butlers in the Buff handing them out were pretty good too!) and the marshals were encouraging and cheerful. Finally, a huge thank you for the beautiful Mulberry bag, I shall treasure it always.” Standard registration costs £20 but there is an Early Bird offer of £15 available until 14th July, and all entrants receive an exclusive T-shirt before the event. Walkers are invited

to pledge a minimum of £40 sponsorship or make a donation in lieu of sponsorship. Why not accessorise your Bath Moonlight Walk “Saturday Night Diva” T-shirt with glittery disco gear or put together your own retro, disco outfit? For excellent upcycling and to help the Hospice fund vital patient care, look for your nearest Dorothy House charity shop at www.dorothyhouse.org.uk/shops/ to find a vintage bargain to wear.

If you think you’d like to join in the fun, find out more at www.bathmoonlightwalk.org.uk

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