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Hundreds of women to walk under the stars in Romford for Saint Francis Hospice

PUBLISHED: 15:30 16 May 2016

Jane Haggerty will take part in Saint Francis Hospice's Star Walk with her friends and family

Jane Haggerty will take part in Saint Francis Hospice's Star Walk with her friends and family

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Hundreds of women will stride out on the streets of Romford in their pyjamas to help support the work of Saint Francis Hospice.

The charity’s annual Star Walk will be held on Saturday July 16 and is already causing excitement.

Jane Haggerty, 46, has signed up for the 10k walk around the town centre, along with 18 friends and family members.

With a dress code of strictly snug the team will be donning their favourite onesies and pyjamas for the comfiest night out ever.

“We are really looking forward to it,” said Jane, of Hornchurch.

“I’m taking part with my friends who I’ve known since our school days and I will also be celebrating my 47th birthday on the night.”

Jane took part in the girls-only event for the first time in 2014, after her father William Humphries was cared for by the hospice, in Broxhill Road, Havering-atte-Bower, before he died of leukaemia.

Jane will be joined on the night by Trish Humpries as well as Trish’s daughters Shannon and Georgia and sister-in-law Christine Humphries.

Trish said: “My dad was at the hospice for three weeks and the care he received was fantastic.

“I thought the hospice was a place you went into and never came out of but there is much more to it.

“My dad went in twice before to regulate his pain.

“It is not until you know someone who has been to the hospice that you realise what an amazing place it is.”

Star Walk participants will meet at 9pm in Romford Market Place and set out at 10pm.

Tickets are £12 per walker and include a t-shirt and flashing head star boppers.

To find out more or sign up visit sfh.org.uk or call the events team on 01708 771427

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