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More than 600 walkers put their best foot forward for the 2016 event.
The event, supported by local law company Barnes and Partners along with Heart, is the biggest event in the St Clare Hospice fundraising calendar.
Walkers of all age set off from the Water Gardens in Harlow at 11pm.
Participants could take part in either a 5K or 10K route in and around Harlow.
St Clare Hospice cares for people across West Essex and the East Hertfordshire with life-limiting illnesses, along with their families and carers.
Following an energetic warm-up dance routine from PureGym and Clubbercise; the procession of walkers set off on their walk!
Jade Clarke from St Clare Hospice said: “Once again our Midnight Walkers did the Hospice proud – turning up in droves to support our biggest event and helping to raise thousands of pounds of vital funding so we can continue providing our incredible care to local families.”
Jade Clarke from St Clare Hospice said: “We would like to say a huge thank you to each and every person who took part, as well as our army of volunteers and marshals who helped ensure the night was a success, and the many local businesses who supported us."
Jade Clarke from St Clare Hospice said: "It really was a fantastic night and one I will never forget. It was so moving to hold a minute’s silence in memory of those loved ones we have lost and then to watch the sea of yellow St Clare shirts winding its way up the main street.”
A lively warm-up for the walkers!
It is anticipated the event will have raised £60,000 after all sponsorship money has been returned – that's enough to pay for the Inpatient Unit at St Clare for two weeks.
Walkers came from across West Essex and East Herts, the catchment area of the hospice, to take part in the Midnight Walk.
Su from Heart Breakfast!
The first people across the finish line were Sarah Swan and her family who walked the 5k route in just under an hour.