Aloha! Flash of Hawaiian sunshine comes to York

2 Mar 2013 @ 12.57 pm
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St Leonard’s Midnight Walk is back with a sunshine theme. Photographs: Richard McDougall

A flash mob descended on Parliament Street in York today to raise awareness of the St Leonard’s Hospice Hawaiian Midnight Walk

The mob, comprising of more than 100 staff and their families from St Leonard’s Hospice froze on the stroke of 11:30. They were each sporting a copy of the bright orange leaflet introducing the walk, tucked about their presence. For three minutes, they basked in the spring sunshine as bemused passers-by looked on.

Niki Turnbull, fundraiser at the Hospice, explained that the idea was to create a buzz about the event, as well as raising public awareness. The walk will take place on Saturday 8 June 2013, starting at midnight from York College (click here to view map), which is next to the hospice on Tadcaster Road. There is a choice of two routes – 10 miles for those up for a challenge or a more gentle 5 mile route.

If you would like to take part but are not quite sure that you can go the distance, marshals will be on hand throughout the route to get you back to base where warm drinks and bacon butties will be waiting. You can download an entry form from the midnight walk website.

Before then though, soak up the first rays of spring with these photos of the freeze this morning.