The Midnight Walk Returns
Home Park Stadium played host to an evening event with a difference when the St Luke’s Hospice Midnight Walk departed from the Theatre of Greens on Friday, 20 August.
A thousand women and girls set off from the Stadium wearing bright pink for a walk across the city, raising vital funds to help ensure local people with terminal illness get high-calibre care that helps them live well to the end of their lives.
As well as providing a safe and iconic city venue for the start of the walk, the club provided a donation of food and drink to all participants, ensuring that they kicked off their five, 10 or 15-mile trek well fuelled.
The event has already raised well over £50,000 for St Luke’s Hospice, with more contributions still trickling in. The money will be used to provide vital specialist care – clinically, emotionally, and socially – to patients and their families.
Home Park Stadium Head of Venue, Christian Kent, said: “We were delighted to offer up Home Park as a starting point for this year’s Midnight Walk, and we are delighted to see the tremendous fundraising efforts of everyone involved.
“The Stadium lit up at night is as striking a vision as any in our city, and to be able to share it with a thousand women participating is such a heart-warming activity was a privilege.”
A number of Argyle and Home Park Stadium staff also participated in the event. Laura Lezemore, Match-Day Sales Executive at the club, said: “It was a really great experience, particularly after the last 18 months of remote working and limited social events.
“To participate in the Midnight Walk with colleagues from Argyle was really uplifting, and the amount raised should much us all proud.”
For more information about St Luke’s Hospice, and their services, please click here to visit their website.