More than 300 local people of Milton Keynes and Beyond ‘Joined the herd’ to raise over £25,000 at our Midday Moo event

We were delighted to welcome over 300 walkers to our Midday Moo event, sponsored by Marshall Amplification, on Saturday 18 May, raising over £25,000 for the Hospice.

The day-time fundraiser, inspired by our flagship Midnight Moo event, sees local people walk 5 or 10 miles around Milton Keynes with pitstops along the way. This year’s theme was ‘Join the herd’ with people dressed up in their cow-print Midday Moo t-shirt as well as cow accessories including cow-print bucket hats, cow horns and cow-boy hats!

The walk started at the home of MKRUFC, Emerson Valley Sports Pavilion with a warm up by RainFitz Fitness Squad. The Midday Moo-vers then started their way to the half-way mark and 5-mile finish at The Good Gym MK in Kiln Farm, which welcomed participants with blasting music and encouraging words from gym owner, Rob Francis. Free drinks were handed out by volunteers from VWFS and Papa John’s Pizza kept everyone fueled. After a rest and refresh, the walkers continued on to Talbot Inn in Loughton where they were treated to another free drink and a performance by the Collaboration Choir.

Nikki Poole, Willen Hospice Events and Community Fundraising Manager, said “We were genuinely moo-ved by the incredible enthusiasm, and love for Willen Hospice we felt on Saturday. People were walking for all sorts of reasons, in memory of a loved one we’d cared for, a community group or work team walking together, or just to support a good cause and have some fun. On behalf of Willen Hospice I’d like to extend my heartfelt thanks to Marshall Amplification for sponsoring the event, our pitstops The Good Gym MK and Talbot Inn, Papa John’s Pizza, VWFS, Collaboration Choir, Drone Over MK, RainFitz Fitness Squad and all of the volunteers who helped on the day. Thanks to them, and everyone taking part and fundraising, we raised an incredible amount for Willen Hospice.”

The Midday Moo is just the warm-up for the charity’s biggest fundraising event of the year, the Midnight Moo on Friday 12 July, 10pm from Midsummer Place. Join the herd here.