Stephanie, who lives in Mildenhall and depends on pubic transport, was so determined to take part she considered coming into Bury during the day and walking the route by herself to raise money for the hospice.
In the event she managed to get a lift into town on the night and did the 11.2 mile walk, finishing at 11:30pm, “with no ill effects”.
Stephanie said: “The Girls Night Out went well. I got a ride into Bury St Edmunds from a woman and her daughter, who live within a block of me. They both wanted to do the 11.2 miles. I started out with Ruth Cassar and Elizabeth Cuttobaraf [pictured below], both new to MWG, or at least, new to me! They wanted to do the 6 miles only, so I left them at the 5 mile mark. I got home at about 1:00am. I saw MWG member Nemonee Stone, acting as a marshal, along the way and at the end. I had a great time.”
Stephanie collected £82.80 in sponsorship from MWG members, which was donated in the name of the group.
MWG founder Sandra Attolini said: “Stephanie is always very generous in her efforts to give something back to the community. MWG has been supporting the amazing work St Nicholas Hospice does since 2012, and we are happy to carry on doing so. Thank you, Stephanie, for your effort and thank you to St Nicholas Hospice's staff for all they do in our community.”
The eighth annual Girls Night Out walk, was a record-breaker for the Hospice, with more than 2,370 women pulling on their pyjamas to walk either 11.2 or 6 miles around the town. The event raised an estimated £250,000 for the Hospice.
For more details, go to https://stnicholashospice.org.uk/subject/fundraising-subject/girls-night-2016-record-breaker/