January 31, 2014 1.53 pm This story is over 101 months old

Lincoln charity prepares onesie walk for record attempt

Onesie world record: People in Lincoln are being encouraged to don a onesie and walk for charity — and break a world record as well.

A charity based in Lincoln is hoping to break a world record and raise money by hosting a 10k onesie walk.

The One Night in a Onesie event by St Barnabas Hospice on June 7 can be entered by anyone and hopes to break the record for the largest gathering of people wearing onesies.

The attempt will be part of the annual late-night 10k Moonlight Sleepwalk, starting at Yarbrough Leisure Centre on Riseholme Road.

Starting from the sports centre, participants will don their onesies and take a walk around uphill Lincoln.

Veronica Brien, Fundraising Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said: “There has been a flurry of people signing up for One Night in a Onesie and we are keen to keep this momentum going to ensure that we break the record of 752 people.

“Not only is this a wonderful opportunity to be part of breaking a world record, but it also helps us to raise some of the much needed funding we need to continue to provide our specialist end of life care completely free of charge.”

Last year, 1,000 people took part in the night walks across Lincolnshire, raising over £55,000.

This year, St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice aim to sign up 1,300 participants and raise £80,000.

Becky Otter, Events Fundraiser, added: “One Night in a Onesie is not a race or a sport, it is a unique walk that allows everyone in the Lincolnshire community to take part.

“Men and women from 11 years up are welcomed to sign up together and be part of this community driven event in aid of Hospice Care.

“This really will be a night to remember and guarantees to be full of fun and laughter and not forgetting to mention this really will be the comfiest walk you have ever been on.

“Whatever your reason for walking; to help break a record, to get fit or to remember a loved one, please join us in your onesie!”

As well as the event in Lincoln, onesie walks will also take part in Grantham, Boston and Louth.

Money raised will be used on care and support to a patient and families via St Barnabas Hospice’s in-patient hospice, day therapy centres, bereavement support and welfare support.

Participants can register interest now on the St Barnabas Hospice website.