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Success for Summer Venus

Around 650 women painted Hereford pink on Friday night as the city’s midnight streets were taken over by fundraisers.

We expect almost £35,000 to have been raised following the Venus walk.
The annual fundraiser took an enforced break last year but returned with a bang in its new summer spot having moved from September to July for the first time.

Women had the choice of three circular routes, a 5K, 10K or 15K, each setting off from Hereford Leisure Centre on Holmer Road.​

Along the route, refreshments were available at the headquarters of event sponsors Medi UK Ltd – on Plough Lane in Whitecross – and there were photo stops beside the Knife Angel artwork at Hereford Cathedral.

‘Venus night is always a highlight of our event calendar, but we were particularly excited for this year’s Venus given it’s been two years since it was last staged,’ said Matt Ashcroft, the Hospice’s Events and Community Manager.  ‘Everyone entered into the spirit of the event and helped make Venus such a memorable event. Congratulations to each and every one of you who took part. 
‘Thanks also to the people of Hereford for the continued support they give to the women along the route.
‘As always, we were again so fortunate to have the help of so many marshals. These volunteers give up their Friday night to ensure the event runs smoothly and on behalf of St Michael’s and the Venus walkers, I’d like to say a huge thank you.’

The Hospice’s Events programme continues with Paint Runner on Saturday 7th August.
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