Singing sensation Kate Nash, has shown her support for Friday’s Ladies in the Night walk, raising vital funds for Michael Sobell Hospice – a cause close to her heart.

Commenting on the event in a special video message, she said: “I love supporting Michael Sobell Hospice because it has a lot of meaning to me. My mum (Marie Nash) works here, and one of my friends died here. It’s a beautiful place where there is so much laughter and light and the nurses and staff enable patients’ spirits and creativity to soar. I loved spending the day with patients and getting to know them recently. There’s so much to learn from opening ourselves up to vulnerability and letting go of fear. It’s so necessary for us to bring our barriers down so we can care about each other and accept that our health is a part of lives.”

She added: “We all need someone and I loved being in an environment where that is embraced and the main priority.”

The event will see over 800 walkers (women, men and children) taking to the streets of Northwood and Moor Park, in either a five and half or nine-mile challenge.

Many local businesses have lent their support to the event, including Merchant Taylor’s School and Northwood Football Club, both providing essential ‘pit-stops’ for walkers on the night, so they can refuel and recharge their batteries with water and energy-boosting treats.

There is still time to take part in the annual walking challenge setting off from the Hospice at 10.00pm. Click to download a Ladies in the Night entry form here, and simply bring it along with you on the night and sign up at the Registration Desk. Entry costs £30pp to include a souvenir t-shirt, sponsored by Northwood-based Savills and Clearview Homes, Northwood Hills. Registration will open from 8.00pm.

Michael Sobell Hospice is celebrating 40 years of providing care and support to patients and their families facing life-limiting illness across Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.


 ‘40 years at the Heart of our Community’