‘Devils (and Angels) wear Prada’

….for biggest girls night out in Leicester
More than 1000 women, dressed head-to-toe in saint and sinner fancy dress, strutted their stuff around Leicester on Saturday 25th April as they took part in this year’s annual LOROS Twilight Walk.
The women, who were all raising money for LOROS Hospice, set off on the 10km route from Leicester City’s King Power Stadium at 7.30pm.
From there, they snaked through the streets of the city, through Jubilee Square, past the High Cross Shopping Centre, Clock Tower, Town Hall and Victoria Park, before eventually making their way back to the Foxes ground.
Along the way, they were entertained by Naomi Kent, of Gem 106, along with dancers, singers, cheerleaders, drummers and a Gospel Choir – as well as being cheered on by a team of volunteers and dedicated marshals.
A handful of businesses also got involved with the event, including Kono Pizza, Maiyango, Chutney Ivy, The Belmont Hotel and the Queen of Bradgate, who all opened their doors to provide participants with refreshments on route.
Laura Fitzsawyer, the event co-ordinator said: “At LOROS, we all love the Twilight Walk and it’s fantastic to see so many familiar faces taking part in this event each year.
“We are also so excited to welcome new walkers. The ladies looked great in their outfits, bringing so much joy and happiness to this fundraising walk.
“Events like this help us secure money to provide our services free of charge to our patients and their families.”
Prior to the start of the walk, the women turned the sky pink when they released very special balloons, each with special messages attached to them.
Laura added: “In 2013, one of our Twilight balloons landed on the shore nearly 1,000 miles away, in the city of Blokhus, Denmark. It’s impressive how far away the message about the care LOROS provide spreads.”
As they crossed the finish line, each of the women received a T-shirt, which revealed the theme of next year’s event, which is ‘Fairytale Princesses’.
For more details regarding this year’s Twilight Walk and to see the pictures please visit www.loros.co.uk or call the LOROS Fundraising Team on 0116 231 8431/2.