Women urged to step forward to help Newham’s Richard House Hospice

A children’s hospice is urging the fairer sex to ge inspired by International Women’s Day and take part in a charity walk.

Manjeet Boparai, events manager at Beckton-based Richard House wants to get 1,000 women to take part in its Ladies Midnight Walk on June 25.

It will start at London City Airport in Silvertown before moving through three “holiday-themed destinations” in The Docklands.

These destinations, located every three miles, will provide food, drink and entertainment from India, Egypt and the Caribbean.

Manjeet mum of one, said: “Our midnight walk is the first mass participant event we’ve organised at Richard House Children’s Hospice.

“We want ladies from across east London to use the inspiration of International Women’s Day as a reason to get involved with us.

“This is a fantastic event for women to get together, have fun and also get in shape.”

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Entry to the walk costs �15 and there is a minimum sponsorship of �100.

Richard House’s event is supported by the Newham Recorder.

International Women’s Day is celebrated every year and has been running since 1911 to inspire and celebrate the achievements of women across the world.

For more information visit www.richardhouse.org/midnightwalk