The Midnight Walk 2024

You turned out in your droves, you walked your socks off and you did us proud.

More than 600 supporters joined us in taking part in the Midnight Walk on Saturday night. Despite the rain, you brought your smiles and made the event one to remember.

Walking around Llwyn Isaf, it was lovely to see so many groups of people, excited and talking about why they were taking part. Some people shared wonderful memories of loved ones who have received support through our services, including our MC for the evening, Andy Snowden. He described to the crowd the care that both his wife, Janet, and father, Fred, have received in the past few months.

And every single step each one of you took helped to raise vital funds for our patients.

The wet weather failed to dampen spirits at the event, and there were many touching moments as many people remembered lost loved ones.

Plenty of smiles and happy memories were shared.

There were new and familiar faces among the crowds. One recognisable face was Matthew Gilbert, part of the Unskateables group who completed a 250-mile coast-to-coast skateboarding challenge.

He said: “I am here to continue the friendship and connection that the Unskateables have with the hospice. I am taking part in the 5k, but who knows, I might get carried away and do the 10k. The atmosphere is pretty good here, being amongst it all. There is music, everyone is dressed up and ready, and you can see flashing bunny ears and lights everywhere; it looks pretty cool!”

From the start to the very end of both the 5k and 10k, the sea of flashing bunny ears took over the streets of Wrexham. The sponsorship that you have raised will go towards supporting the services we run every day, helping people in the community with life-limiting illnesses.


The support of our community, local businesses and volunteers never fails to amaze us…

Adding the extra special touches to the event involved many local businesses and around 90 volunteers. When an emergency arose, and we needed a catering company, we reached out to the local community and received numerous responses. Early Bird Catering came through and saved the day by providing us with food and hot drinks.


  • Hoya: Proud sponsor of the event.
  • Moneypenny: Sponsoring the event and setting up a glitter station in exchange for donations.
  • Hafren Dyfrdwy: Supplying free reusable water bottles and water filling stations across the route.
  • Village Bakery: Providing complimentary Welsh cakes for all participants.
  • Net World Sports: Offering exciting sports activities.
  • Kellogg’s: Donating free cereal bars for the walkers.
  • Papa John’s: Serving free pizza to energise the participants.
  • Band – C90: Performing live before the walk commences.
  • Freedom Leisure: Treating the walkers with an energising warm-up before they set off.
  • Bradley & Brynteg Cadet Detachments: Assisting with stewarding.
  • North Wales Police: Ensuring safety with extra officers along the route.
  • North Wales Fire Service: Participating with a fire engine, provided they are not called out.
  • St Johns Ambulance Service: On hand for any emergencies.
  • Deeside Creameries: Bringing ice cream for everyone to enjoy.
  • Hickory’s Smokehouse Wrexham: Providing free popcorn for participants.
  • Early Bird Catering: Providing tea and coffee to the returning walkers.