OUR Night Striders are being backed by award winning city company Gripple as they set out on one of the most exciting fundraising events of the year.
Night Strider is the annual nocturnal half marathon and 10k walking challenge that aims to raise more than £130,000 towards our patient care.
Starting out from Tudor Square in Sheffield city centre as darkness falls, the walk takes in some of Sheffield’s finest locations as it heads out towards Ecclesall and then back to the Tudor Square finish line.
Either a full half marathon distance or a shorter 10k route, Night Strider is open to everybody over the age of 10 - though participants aged 10 to 17 must be registered and accompanied by another participant aged 18 or over - and is suitable for all ages and abilities.
And this Saturday's event will once again be sponsored by Gripple, the company behind the internationally bestselling Gripple wire fastener.
The company has also entered a team of ten who will be joining other striders on the Tudor Square start line.
“We are delighted that once again Gripple have decided to support us as our headline sponsor for Night Strider,” said our Corporate Fundraising Manager Jack Kidder.
“This is an outstanding example of the way in which Sheffield businesses take the good of the city to heart.
“Thanks to their generous support, Gripple really are making a massive contribution to the success of one of the biggest nights in the St Luke’s calendar.”
Gripple Warehouse Leader Richard Taff will be taking party in Night Strider with his wife Angela.
“We have both been touched by the help and support we have received in the past from St Luke’s Hospice,” he said.
“It is a great charity, very close to our hearts and we would like repay them for their support in any way possible.”
And Gripple People and Culture Co-ordinator Emma Hibbert added: “I have many friends who have come into direct contact with the hospice and have spoken so warmly of the support they received there.
“We are incredibly lucky to have such an amazing place right on our door step – we never know when we might need their support ourselves.”