Dorothy House Hospice Care has announced its annual Bath Moonlight Walk fundraiser will take place on Saturday 9 September 2017

With support from Paralympic swimming champion Stephanie Millward and modern pentathlete and sports ambassador for Dorothy House Jo Muir, this is the eleventh year of the women-only sponsored 8km Moonlight Walk.

The Bath Moonlight Walk is Dorothy House’s biggest annual fundraiser and last year attracted almost 800 entrants who raised over £95,000 towards caring for people with life-limiting illnesses. Entries are now open, visit: bathmoonlightwalk.org.uk.

This year’s theme for the Moonlight Walk is Saturday Night Diva and aims to bring women together to celebrate life and support the sisterhood of people who are affected by, or instrumental in, the provision of end of life care in our community. Friends, mothers, daughters, aunts, grandmas and sisters will be hitting the streets for the walk dressed in their best glittery disco gear to celebrate the vital work of Dorothy House and share a great night out.

The walk is open to women, aged 14 and over and starts at 10pm from SouthGate shopping centre and takes in the main sights of the city of Bath.

The event opens at 8.30pm with a raffle competition to win a Mulberry handbag, free giveaways and fabulous merchandise. Butlers in the Buff will be making another appearance this year and there’ll be a fun warm-up session with music based on the Saturday Night Diva theme.

Standard registration costs £20 but there is an early bird offer of £15 available until 14 July and all entrants receive an exclusive t-shirt before the event. Entries close on 3 September or a late entry fee of £25 is available from Monday 4 September. Children aged 16 years and under must be accompanied by a paying adult and walkers are requested to pledge a minimum of £40 sponsorship or make a donation in lieu of sponsorship.

Walkers can either accessorise their Bath Moonlight Walk Saturday Night Diva T-shirt with glittery disco gear or put together their own retro, disco outfit. For excellent upcycling and to help the Hospice fund vital patient care, look for your nearest Dorothy House charity shop at dorothyhouse.org.uk/shops to find a vintage bargain to wear. If you’re looking for a specialist vintage store in Bath, try downstairs at Coffee House 76 on Bridge Street where you’ll find the Dorothy House vintage clothing charity shop, a useful starting point in your hunt for a retro outfit.

If any men would like to join in the fun, Dorothy House has lots of marshalling roles available for men and women, call: 01225 721 480.

Dorothy House Hospice Care is a leading, independent charity which provides free, palliative and end of life care from early diagnosis and operates across 700 square miles, serving a population of 550,000 people.

To book tickets for the Bath Moonlight Walk visit bathmoonlightwalk.org.uk or contact the fundraising team on 01225 721 480, or email emily.knight@dorothyhouse-hospice.org.uk. To donate, volunteer or find out about the care services provided by Dorothy House Hospice Care please visit: dorothyhouse.org.uk.