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Night Hike is a great success

Published Monday, 20 May 2013

Last Friday the streets of Enfield were filled with runners and walkers taking part in the third annual Enfield Night Hike!

Hike

Arranged by Enfield Council in conjunction with The Nightingale Cancer Support Centre and Barnet and Chase Farm Hospitals Trust the Hike invited everyone to take part in a 15km sponsored charity walk to raise money for local people living with cancer.

This year over 600 men and women took part wearing bunny ears and pyjamas hiking their way through the streets of Enfield, Winchmore Hill, Oakwood, Southgate and Palmers Green.

ASDA Southgate and the Intimate Theatre once again provided refreshments, along with others who set up stations in their front gardens and at intervals along the route.  

Last year participants raised an amazing £21,448 for those living with cancer in the borough.

Cllr Bambos Charalambous, Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure, Youth and Localism said “I am delighted to be able to say that the Night Hike has so far raised over £9,000 from entries alone, and donations are still to be calculated. This will all go towards cancer support.

"The celebratory atmosphere of the Hike was contagious amongst the runners and walkers, and there was a real sense of achievement in the crowd.

"I would like to thank everyone who took part, and also those who helped organise the Hike. It was a fantastic evening, and a huge well done to all walkers and runners who took part.”

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