Willen Hospice thanks supporters for a successful Midnight Moo in Milton Keynes last Friday

    Local charity, Willen Hospice thanks the 600+ people who walked their Midnight Moo on Friday 15th July and helped to raise £57,000 so far.

    Over 620 fundraisers left Midsummer Place at 10pm last Friday (15/07) to head out on a 5 or 10 mile walk around Milton Keynes for Willen Hospice.

    MK Breakfast Show hosts Darren and Lia were live on MKFM between 7 - 10pm with shoutouts, party tunes and interviews with walkers, volunteers and Willen Hospice staff. Listen back to our Midnight Moo 2022 podcasts here or at the bottom of this page.

    MKFM's very own Simon Tuck hosted the main stage and got the crowd warmed up alongside energie Fitness from Kiln Farm.

    Katrina Walsh, Senior Events Fundraiser at Willen Hospice, says "To look around Midsummer place and see 620+ people, sing, smile, take photos, making memories was magical! Thanks so much to everyone involved." 

    LIVE: We’re live at the MK Midnight Moo for Willen Hospice Milton Keynes at Midsummer Place - just 5 minutes to go!

    Posted by MKFM 106.3 FM on Friday, July 15, 2022

    The night boasted a great party atmosphere with a warm up and ‘moo dance’ before the walkers headed off. This year, the theme for the fundraiser is ‘Summer of Moo’ – walkers were invited to dress up in fancy dress including sunglasses, flowers, festival outfits and fairy lights.

    LIVE: We’re live at the MK Midnight Moo for Willen Hospice Milton Keynes at Midsummer Place - the warm up is happening right now!

    Posted by MKFM 106.3 FM on Friday, July 15, 2022

    Willen Hospice wrote on social media, "#MidnightMoo walkers you were just incredible thanks to you all and HUGE thanks to MKFM 106.3 FM for being such an important part of #Teamwillen as always 🐮🐮🐮🐮"

    Watch the moment Lia from the MK Breakfast Show cut the ribbon and hundreds of walkers crossed the start line below.

    LIVE: We’re at the start line for the MK Midnight Moo with Willen Hospice Milton Keynes

    Posted by MKFM 106.3 FM on Friday, July 15, 2022

    CEO of Willen Hospice, Peta Wilkinson says, "Thank you once again for all you do for Willen Hospice, it is very much appreciated. I am writing to say how proud and delighted I was to be at this year’s Midnight Moo, it was spectacular and brilliantly organised and attended. Thanks go to all the teams of staff and volunteers who helped to make it such a special and memorable occasion, you were magnificent and helped to make it a joyous and uplifting occasion. Everyone worked so hard and should be justifiably proud of such a magnificent occasion."

     

    The Willen Hospice Summer of Moo continues with their popular Mini-Moo, a fun event for young fundraisers, on Sunday 7th August at Willen Lake North, starting from 10.30am. Children aged 3 – 11 are invited to scoot, run or walk one or two sponsored laps of Willen Lake North, and every child who takes part gets an exclusive Mini Moo pack, cap, medal and certificate. There will also be extra surprises on the day, including a tombola, music and Willen Hospice’s very own mascot, Florence Moo will be making an appearance too! 

    To book a place on the Mini Moo visit www.willen-hospice.org.uk/moo and moo-ve for Willen Hospice.

     

    Podcasts from Midnight Moo 2022

    CEO of Willen Hospice, Peta Wilkinson

    CEO of Willen Hospice, Peta Wilkinson, speaks to Darren and Lia about the challenges the local charity face in the cost of living crisis and the importance of fundraising events like the Midnight Moo.

    Associate Director of Income Generation at Willen Hospice, Oli Hiscoe

    Associate Director of Income Generation at Willen Hospice, Oli Hiscoe, chats to Darren and Lia about his role, what to expect on the night of the Midnight Moo and thanks all involved.

    Community Lead Nurse at Willen Hospice, Amy Harding

    Community Lead Nurse at Willen Hospice, Amy Harding, speaks with Darren and Lia about her role at Willen Hospice and describes what it is like to be part of the 600+ herd taking part in the Midnight Moo.

    Rob Francis, owner of énergie Fitness Milton Keynes

    Rob Francis, owner of énergie Fitness Milton Keynes, speaks to Darren and Lia about the clubs involvement this year in the Midnight Moo and their support in the local community.

    Rachael Withe, Marketing Manager at Willen Hospice

    Rachael Withe, Marketing Manager at Willen Hospice, alongside Emily, Matilda and Laila from MTPAS discuss the reasoning behind the new Moo Dance for the Midnight Moo 2022.

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