Kirkwood Hospice are preparing for their 10th Midnight Memory walk this Saturday, with organisers expecting a record-breaking turn out.

The event, which will start from the University of Huddersfield’s main Queensgate campus for the first time, will see over 1,200 people setting off on a six or 10 mile walk at the stroke of midnight.

The Walk is a poignant and moving event, which brings the community together in memory of a loved one.

The Dalton based Hospice’s Midnight Memory Walk has gone from strength to strength in recent years, becoming the most popular event in the Kirkwood calendar. Organisers are delighted to have a record number of walkers already registered to take part and hope that even more will come down to join them.

Watch: Hundreds take part in last year's Memory Walk

Video Loading

Event organiser, Emily Kennedy said: “This year’s walk is shaping up to be the biggest and best yet.

“Many people will be coming along to remember a loved one and walk in their memory, whilst for others the walk is about enjoying a unique and fun-filled night out with friends or colleagues.

READ MORE: Huddersfield Town Foundation kicks off new free breakfast club at Beech Primary School

READ MORE: Hundreds sign up for John Radford memorial ride

“Whatever the reason, we would love as many people as possible to join us for our very special tenth Midnight Memory Walk.”

There is still time to sign up for the Midnight Memory Walk on Saturday 18th June. You can register in person at the Hospice’s fundraising office in Dalton or sign up from 10pm on the night for £25. For information, call Kirkwood’s Fundraising team on: 01484 557911.