Midnight strollers

A NORTH East hospice is urging people across the region to sign up for its annual Midnight Walk.

St Oswald’s Hospice will stage the event on Saturday, July 9, but about 1,000 walkers are still needed to reach its target of 2,500 participants.

Last year around £118,000 was raised by 1,200 walkers to support the hospice’s work with adults and children.

The walk begins at Newcastle Civic Centre and all participants will receive a t-shirt, training guide, support and refreshments. For more information visit www.stoswaldsuk.org or call 0191 246 9123.