Saturday 17th September saw some unusual activity in Yeovil as hundreds of people stepped out into the night at St. Margaret’s Great Somerset Night Walk!

Nearly 500 walkers embarked on the 9 mile route wearing their brightest clothing including tutus, flashing bunny ears and neon face paint. The walk began at 8pm at Yeovil Town Football Club just as the sun went down, and also finished at the Football Club, with the last walkers returning just after midnight. Participants were treated to Montacute House beautifully lit up for the occasion, stunning views of sleeping Somerset from Ham Hill, as well as a BBQ kindly put on by the Prince of Wales pub.

St. Margaret’s Events Manager, Richard Wallace, said “This is the first time we have held this event and we have been overwhelmed by the response. The evening was a great success and everyone looked fantastic. On behalf of everyone at the hospice I’d like to say a huge thank you to all the volunteers who helped to make this such a brilliant event, and to all the Great Somerset Night Walkers who took part - we hope to see them all again next year!”

St. Margaret’s needs to raise £7.5million every year to provide support to over 3,200 people facing a life-limiting illness across Somerset. The hospice are hoping that this event will raise £20,000 which will pay for an entire day of care across all of their services.

To find out more about St. Margaret’s future events, please click here.