Hundreds keep on mooving for cause

Midnight Moo
Midnight Moo

HUNDREDS of women turned out to burn the midnight oil and raise thousands of pounds for charity.

They were taking part in the third annual Willen Hospice Midnight Moo which attracted 1,777 entrants who walked 10 miles to help raise funds for Willen Hospice.

Before the walk, which started at at midnight, entrants were able to have their faces painted with the Florence Moo logo before taking part in a professional warm-up courtesy of personal trainers from David Lloyd Gym and Fitness Centre.

Starting at Midsummer Place the circular route took in Tongwell, Great Linford, passing the concrete cows at Bancroft and through Rooksley with refreshment breaks available at Bury Lawn and Willen Primary School.

Chief executive of Willen Hospice, Paul Hinson, said: “This is the third year for the MK Midnight Moo and I was delighted to see so many entrants who have come from across the UK to take part. One lady in particular, Jacquie Whitson, travelled all the way from Edinburgh to take part.

“I would like to extend my thanks to everybody involved including the 250 volunteers who kindly gave up their Saturday evening to help with marshaling, registration, serving refreshments, selling items in the Cow Shed, and were instrumental in encouraging and supporting the ladies on the walk.

“Thanks must also be given to the businesses which supported the event including Pret A Manger for serving more than 1,200 breakfasts and Tea Monkey which stayed open all night.”

Registrations are already being taken for next year’s event at www.mkmidnight moo.com.

Photos by www.rmhphotography.co.uk