It’s always an emotional night and it’s been missed for the last two years – but now the annual Kirkwood Midnight Memory Walk is back for 2022.

Having not been held since 2019 the popular fundraiser returns on Saturday July 2 and The Kirkwood wants to make it the biggest and best yet.

With thousands of people from across Kirklees and beyond having taken part in previous years, The Kirkwood want to encourage people to get involved once again.

With the community’s help, The Kirkwood are hoping to sign up as many people as possible to take part in one of the best and most emotionally charged nights in the Kirklees events calendar.

The Midnight Memory Walk, supported by Syngenta, starts and finishes at the University of Huddersfield and those taking part can either complete a six-mile or 10-mile circuit. The 10-mile walk clocks up an incredible 20,000 steps!

Over the past 15 years thousands of people have walked in memory of loved ones; that equates to nearly 25 million steps, each one meaning just as much as the last.

In 2019, over 1,400 people took part and The Kirkwood wants to beat that total this year.

Kathryn Box, from The Kirkwood Events team, said: “The Kirkwood are here to support families across Kirklees who are affected by life-limiting illness.

“We are here for everyone in our community and our Midnight Memory Walk is an opportunity to bring our movement together from across Kirklees to remember those they love and do something incredible in their memory.

“The walk is always special, emotional and inspiring. To think that a family and group of people can come together for lots of different reasons but can walk as one in unison is something not just powerful but shows the strength of our amazing community in Kirklees.

“We have done the walk for the past 15 years and each time it has grown. We want to make 2022 the best year ever, and we hope even more people will join us on the incredible journey.”

All those taking part receive a Midnight Memory Walk T-shirt and a number to wear with pride on the night. Those who complete the walk receive a medal and will be rewarded with a breakfast sandwich and a hot drink when they cross the finish line.

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