Mansfield FC gear up for pyjama party

Footballers from Mansfield Town swapped their kits for their onesies as they called on people to take part in our moonlight walk.

The players helped us and John Eastwood Hospice to launch our Mansfield Moonlight and Memories Walk, which will take place on Saturday 7 June.

Miss Mansfield, Grace Turner, also joined the footballers to promote the event.

The 3.7 mile sponsored walk starts at the One Call Stadium, in Quarry Lane, at 10pm. Walkers will make their way around the residential streets before finishing back at the football club. Those taking on the night time adventure will be treated to a midnight feast after the walk, with entertainment provided by Mansfield 103.2.

Players Ryan Tafazoli and Ollie Palmer showed their support. Palmer said: “Although we are unable to take part in this event, we know it will be a lot of fun and we hope that people in the community are as supportive of Rainbows and John Eastwood Hospice as they are of us. It is really important that people back our local charities while keeping fit and doing something fun at the same time.”

All money raised at the event will be split between Rainbows and John Eastwood Hospice.

Katie Baxter, community and events manager at Rainbows, said: “This is the first time we have held an event like this in the town and we want as many people in Mansfield to join us for this moonlight adventure in our 20th birthday year. So, tell all of your friends and relatives grab your PJs and come and join us for what promises to be a fun evening.”

Diane Humphreys, hospice trust manager at John Eastwood Hospice, added: “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Rainbows Hospice and this s a fantastic opportunity for people in our local community to come together for this major event and show their support for our vital work.”

The event is sponsored by power management company Eaton MEDC. General manager Chris Stubbins said: “We are happy to participate in and contribute to local initiatives that improve the quality of life in the communities where we live and work.”

Entry is £10 with a minimum sponsorship target of £20. For more information, contact 0800 9521133, email [email protected] or visit