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Footballers and Miss Mansfield put their best foot forward for charity midnight march!

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Footballers from Mansfield Town were joined by Miss Mansfield, Jessica Boot, as they swapped their kits for onesies to call on people to take part in a charity moonlight walk.

Martin Riley and Ricky Ravenhill helped launch the Mansfield Moonlight and Memories Walk which takes place on Saturday 6 June. The event helps to raise funds for Rainbows and John Eastwood Hospice.

Riley said: “This event 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.”

The 3.7 mile sponsored walk kicks off 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 part on the night time adventure will be treated to a midnight feast after the walk, with entertainment provided by Mansfield 103.2.

Last year, the local community helped raise almost £10,000 for the two charities and organisers are hoping to beat that total at this summer’s event.

Katie Baxter, community and events manager at Rainbows Hospice for Children and Young People, said: “Last year’s event was a huge success. We really want the people of Mansfield to join us for this moonlight adventure. So, tell all of your friends and relatives, grab your PJs and come and join us for what promises to be a fun evening!”

Entry is £10 with a minimum sponsorship target of £20. For more information, contact 0800 9521133, email fundraising@rainbows.co.uk or visit www.rainbows.co.uk/moonlightmansfield/

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