Summer of Moo FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions - Summer of Moo

  • What is included in the registration fee?

    The registration fee includes a Summer of Moo t-shirt*, a Moo Pack (sponsorship forms, fundraising ideas, etc) and medal.

    The entry fee covers the cost of the event, which is why we kindly ask each Moo’er to get sponsorship.

    *If you would rather not have a Moo t-shirt you can opt out when registering.

  • Can I register at the event?

    Yes, you can but if you book in advance online you can spend more time enjoying your Moo at the event! It also helps us keep track of how many people are attending.

    Registration fees are non-refundable.

  • How far is the walk for the Midnight and Midday Moos?

    We have a 10 mile route and a 5 mile route, call the ‘half-moo’. Medals will be given out at the half-way point so you don’t need to worry about getting back to the start place.

  • How much sponsorship should I raise?

    We are asking each Moo’er if they could fundraise £100 if you can. That’s just 10 people donating £10 – and you’ll be surprised by how many people donate! We have a list of fundraising ideas here.

    While our Moo is a fun event to do with friends and family, it’s important to remember what we’re doing it for – to raise money for Willen Hospice so we can continue providing free palliative care.

    P.S Don’t forget to share your reasons for walking and photos on your social media – this will really help more people see your challenge and increase the chances of them sponsoring you.

  • Do I need to dress up?

    Dressing up is optional – but a lot of fun! We welcome wigs, fairy lights, tutus and more. But if you’d rather keep it casual then that’s okay too! Just make sure you’re wearing appropriate clothing and footwear.

  • What happens if I can no longer take part anymore?

    If you can no longer take part please contact our events team at events@willen-hospice.org.uk. Registration is non-refundable and you must contact our events team before giving your place to another person.

  • Can I take part if I have limited ability?

    Disabled entrants are welcome to take part although due to the nature of the event, we ask you to contact us at events@willen-hospice.org.uk prior to completing registration as some people with disabilities may not find the route suitable. If a disabled entrant requires assistance from another person, this person must also enter as an individual. Only assistance dogs are allowed, no other pets or animals are permitted.

  • Can I bring my pet dog?

    Only assistance dogs are allowed for the Midnight Moo.

    For the Midday Moo, well-behaved dogs are allowed. They must be kept on leads at all time and you must clear up after them. You are responsible for providing water for your dog, and please ensure your dog can walk the full 5 or 10 miles. If it is a particularly hot on the day of the event we politely ask you to reconsider bringing your dog.

  • Will you be taking promotional photos/videos on the night?

    Yes, these will be taken by our Hospice team and third-party photographers. Consent to be photographed is included in the terms and conditions when you sign up, but if you do not want to be photographed or videoed you must let our photographers know at the start of the event. They will be wearing High-Vis or Willen t-shirts.

  • Any other questions?

    Please email events@willen-hospice.org.uk if you have any more questions.

  • Terms and Conditions - Midnight Moo

    When you register for the Midnight Moo you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.

    These conditions have been put in place to ensure all walkers taking part in this event are safe at all times:

    1. I understand that this is a walk, not a race but all walkers are required to cross the finish line by 3:00am.
    2. I understand that I will be walking along public roadways and redways at night and this in itself is potentially hazardous.
    3. I am aware that Willen Hospice, their employees and volunteers cannot be held responsible for any personal injury, accident, loss, damage or public liability.
    4. I understand that my registration fee is not refundable and that my place is not transferable without prior consent from Willen Hospice.
    5. I understand that I should be of reasonable health and fitness to undertake this challenge.
    6. I understand that I have to be 14 or older to take part and that if I am aged 14 – 18 years I need to be accompanied by an adult. Details will be given in the registration form when I am registering for the event regarding my accompanying adult, who is also a registered participant of the MK Midnight Moo 2022.
    7. I understand that if I am aged 14-18 years, I must be accompanied at all times on the walk by the above-mentioned accompanying adult.
    8. I understand that I must not be under the influence of alcohol or illegal recreational drugs whilst taking part in the event.
    9. I understand that I need to take safety precautions, including, but not limited to; wearing appropriate clothing, walking in a group, bringing a torch and water to the event.
    10. I am aware that the route passes through some residential areas and as a participant we must be considerate of local residents to help ensure the reputation of Willen Hospice is not jeopardised.
    11. I understand I must provide a home address with postcode, together with an emergency contact name and telephone number of someone who will be available on the night of the event. This should not be someone participating in the walk.
    12. Disabled entrants are welcome to take part although due to the nature of the event we ask you to contact us prior to completing the form as some people with disabilities may not find the route suitable. If a disabled entrant requires assistance from another person, this person must also enter as an individual. Only assistance dogs are allowed, no other pets or animals are permitted.
    13. I understand that on the night of the walk, there will be third-party/volunteer professional photographers and film-makers capturing the event. The film and photographs of the event may be used in future Willen Hospice publications, online and in the media, and to help publicise future MK Midnight Moo Walks. The photographers may also publish on their own websites and social media platforms, from which Willen Hospice will share.
    14. I understand that Willen Hospice reserves the right to cancel this event at any time if necessary due to unforeseen circumstances. The event is organised by Willen Hospice Ventures Ltd with the purpose of raising funds for Willen Hospice.
  • Terms and Conditions - Midday Moo

    When you register for the Midday Moo you are agreeing to our terms and conditions.

    1. I understand that this is a walk, not a race but all walkers are required to cross the finish line by 6pm.
    2. I understand that I will be walking along public roadways and red ways and this in itself is potentially hazardous.
    3. I am aware that Willen Hospice, their employees and volunteers cannot be held responsible for any personal injury, accident, loss, damage or public liability.
    4. I understand that my registration fee is not refundable and that my  place is not transferable without prior consent from Willen Hospice.
    5. I understand that I should be of reasonable health and fitness to undertake this challenge.
    6. I understand that I have to be 14 or older* to take part and that if I am aged *14 – 18 years I must submit a consent form signed by my accompanying adult who is also a registered participant of the MK Midday Moo 2022.
    7. I understand that if I am aged 14-18 years, I must be accompanied at all times on the walk by the above mentioned accompanying adult.
    8. I understand that if I am under 18 years old I must wear the wristband provided and not remove it at any point during the event.
    9. Please note you are NOT allowed to drink alcohol whilst walking along the route however there will be designated pub stops.
    10. I understand that I must not be under the influence of illegal recreational drugs whilst taking part in the event.
    11. I understand that I need to take safety precautions, including, but not limited to; wearing appropriate clothing, walking in a group and bringing water to the event. There will be water stops available along the way.
    12. I am aware that the route passes through some residential areas and as a participant we must be considerate of local residents to help ensure the reputation of Willen Hospice isn’t jeopardised.
    13. I understand I must provide a home address with postcode, together with an emergency contact name and telephone number of someone who will be available on the day of the event. This should not be someone participating in the walk.
    14. Disabled entrants are welcome to take part although due to the nature of the event we ask you to contact us prior to completing the form as some people with disabilities may not find the route suitable. If a disabled entrant requires assistance from another person, this person must also enter as an individual. Only guide dogs are accepted – no other pets or animals are permitted.
    15. I understand that during the day of the walk, there will be professional photographers and film-makers capturing the event. The film and photographs of the event may be used in future Willen Hospice publications, online and in the media, and to help publicise future MK Midday Moo Walks.
    16. I understand that Willen Hospice reserves the right to cancel this event at any time if necessary due to unforeseen circumstances.
    17. Well behaved dogs on leads are allowed to take part in the event.
  • Terms and Conditions - Mini Moo

    These conditions have been put in place to ensure all participants are safe at all times during the event and that they are fit and well enough to participate:

    1. The Mini Moo 2022 is for children aged 3-11 years (Scoot or Walk), 4-11 years (Run).
    2. All participants must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times and both child and adult need to be in good health and work within their own limits.
    3. All participants must follow the route which is clearly labelled and marked by Marshals.
    4. All participants must follow the instructions from Marshals and people in authority.
    5. Wearing of comfortable clothing and well-fitting sturdy footwear, eg trainers, is highly recommend.
    6. If partaking in the Scootering activity, the wearing of a helmet and protective padding on elbows and knees is highly recommended.
    7. I understand that I/my child take part at our own risk. Willen Hospice and their employees cannot be held responsible for any personal injury, damage or public liability.
    8. I understand that I must not be under the influence of alcohol or illegal recreational drugs whilst taking part in the event.
    9. I understand that my registration fee is not refundable and that my place is not transferable without prior consent from Willen Hospice.
    10. I understand that Willen Hospice reserves the right to cancel or change this event at any time if necessary due to unforeseen circumstances.
    11. I understand that social media posts and marketing material will be used throughout the event and after to promote future events and Willen Hospice.
    12. I understand that on the day of the event, there will be third-party/volunteer professional photographers and film-makers capturing the event. The film and photographs of the event may be used in future Willen Hospice publications, online and in the media, and to help publicise future events. The photographers may also publish on their own websites and social media platforms, from which Willen Hospice will share.
    13. The event is organised by Willen Hospice Ventures Ltd with the purpose of raising funds for Willen Hospice.
    14. Participation Agreement, Liability Waiver & Image Consent:- I confirm that my child is physically fit to partake in this event and do so at their own risk.
    15. Should they suffer any injury or harm, the organisers, Willen Hospice will not be held responsible. Willen Hospice has strongly advised the use of helmets and protective clothing so if you choose to allow your child not to wear these you also do this at your own risk.
In a typical year...
£9
our cost, per minute
11,000
phone calls to patients at home
600
fabulous volunteers
700
patients cared for at home
3,200
home visits
300
patients at the hospice
18,000
of cups of tea
290
counselling sessions
We can only provide the care we do thanks to the incredible generosity of our community, through their continued volunteering, fundraising and donations throughout the year. Your donation will enable us to continue providing care and support to those facing a life-limiting diagnosis, and to support their loved ones.