It's good to be part of the MK Midnight Moo
I’ve helped out at the Midnight Moo event for the last 6 or 7 years as a marshal at the end of ‘mile 5’ of what is a 10-mile route. All the organisation is taken care of by my fabulous ‘Mile Leader’, Jill - I just turn up and do my bit for the wonderful cause that is Willen Hospice.
Simply put, that means pitching up at my designated location at about 11.30 p.m. to ensure a safe environment for the real heroes of the event, the walkers. It’s so easy!
The carnival vibe created by the walkers on the evening is wholly uplifting and something to experience. It’s a vibrant, colourful and joyous procession; all are united in a common cause and the sense of togetherness and bonhomie is palpable.
The spirits of the walkers are visibly lifted when they reach the half-way point and I endeavour to encourage and motivate them further by telling them that the remainder of the walk is, metaphorically if not literally, all downhill!
I suppose, for all involved it’s a way of contributing and giving something back. Most of us will know of family or friends that have turned to Willen Hospice in their time of need and, therefore, to give up 2-3 hours on what is, invariably, a balmy summer's evening to help with its fundraising effort is really no hardship.
On the contrary, it’s great to be involved in the collective effort to raise funds to enable the Hospice to continue to offer support and compassion to people when needed most. It’s good to be ‘part of’!
Please sign up for the MK Midnight Moo here.