March 29, 2013 10.58 am This story is over 132 months old

Get your PJs ready for charity sleepwalk around Lincoln

Not sleepy: A local charity is hoping residents will fundraise at a quirky evening event, involving walking though Lincoln in pyjamas.

Residents are being asked to don their favourite pyjamas and go for a walk, to help raise money for Lincolnshire charity St Barnabas.

The annual Moonlight Sleepwalks will be held across the summer in Lincoln, Grantham, Skegness and Market Deeping, to help raise money for patient care.

The walks feature live music and entertainment, plus a medal to celebrate your achievement.

The Lincoln sleepwalk on June 15 begins and finishes at Yarborough Leisure centre on Riseholme Road.

Last year, over 1,000 people took part in the events and raised £230,000 for the charity, which cares for end-of-life patients.

The event is supported be a number of business, such as Western Power Distribution, Ambitions Personnel, G4S, Wright Vigar, Ringrose Law and Hodsgon Elkington, who donated to the event, and Lincolnshire Co-operative Society and Brakes, who donated refreshments. Running Imp will also provide an inflatable gantry for the Lincoln walk.

The businesses took a look around the Day Therapy Centre in Lincoln on March 26, to see the care going on behind the scenes.

Michael Clarke of Western Power Distribution said: “The work that St. Barnabas Hospice does for people and their families in Lincolnshire is so valuable and we are very pleased to be supporting the St. Barnabas Moonlight Sleepwalks, as the walks raise huge amounts of money for the charity and is a wonderful series of events that the local community can take part in and enjoy.”

Registration starts at £8, and included a walker pack, plus a medal and refreshments after the walk is complete.

To register or get more information on the walks, contact the fundraising team on 01522 540300 or by email. Alternatively, visit the events section of their website.