The Dawson Hart team who took part in a midnight walk in Eastbourne on Saturday. From the left are Raya Cottenham, Sally Cyster, Caroline Bourn, Jamie Wood, Gemma Blizard, Megan Francis and Yasmin Iqbal.

Thought of chocolate keeps Dawson Hart team going on midnight walk

A team from Dawson Hart, Uckfield, took part in a midnight walk to raise funds for the Chestnut Tree Hospice on Saturday.

The Night to Remember ten-mile walk began with 700 ladies warming up at the Sovereign Centre at 11pm.

Glow sticks

One of the team, trainee solicitor Yasmin Iqbal, writes:

“The array of glow sticks, tutus and flashing lights created an amazing atmosphere and the 125 volunteers assembled along the course were on hand to cheer us all on. It was only when one of the volunteers said ‘Good Morning’ that we realised what time it was, as the energy and spirit of the ladies walking made us forget it was the middle of the night!

“We ventured around Sovereign Harbour for the first 4 miles, before heading back along the seafront, past the pier and the Wish Tower. We turned around at Holywell and headed back to the finish line at the Sovereign Centre.

Chocolate station

“The highlight for all the ladies taking part was definitely the ‘chocolate station’ at mile 8! We were told about this pit stop at the very beginning and it was great motivation as we headed along the seafront and definitely didn’t disappoint!

“The walk took us between three and four hours. At the finish, we were presented with a medal, a bacon roll and a cup of tea.

“It was definitely a Night to Remember.”

The team raised more than £550 for Chestnut Tree, the children’s hospice in Sussex.

• Contact details for Dawson Hart can be found 24/7 in our Uckfield Directory. Look for the name or search in the category for Solicitors.

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