June 8, 2015 11.00 am This story is over 100 months old

Onesie walks raise more than £30k for Lincolnshire hospice

Onesie fundraising: Over 500 kind-hearted people walked the streets of Lincolnshire in onesies at the weekend to raise more than £30,000 for a local hospice.

Over 500 people walked the streets of Lincolnshire in onesies at the weekend, raising more than £30,000 for a local hospice.

The ‘One Night in a Onesie’ walks in Lincoln, Grantham and Spalding on Saturday, June 6 saw children as young as 11 put on their onesies for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice.

The Lincoln event attracted the most walkers with more than 400 participants setting off from Yarborough Leisure Centre.

The event raised £31,140 and the money will be used by the hospice to continue to care for people who are terminally ill and dying, with the charity caring for more than 9,000 across the county last year.

Becky Otter, event manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said: “I am humbled by the generosity and dedication of our supporters who have come together to raise much needed funds for our hospice.

“It was extremely touching to see so many people united by one cause and in particular those who were walking in memory of loved ones.

“Our aspiration is to help our patients and their families make the most of every single second they share, regardless of how much time remains. It is money raised from events like this one can that can turn our aspirations into reality.”