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Hundreds of people took part in Saturday night's Pyjama Walk in Ashford in aid of Pilgrims Hospices

30 June 2014
by Samantha Williams

A record-breaking number of people took to the streets for this year's Pyjama Walk.

More than 1,200 adults and children signed up for the night-time stroll on Saturday in aid of Pilgrims Hospices. 

Hundreds of people took part in the Pyjama Walk. Picture taken by James Willmott

Hundreds of people took part in the Pyjama Walk. Picture taken by James Willmott

The Dream Team. Picture taken by James Willmott

The Dream Team. Picture taken by James Willmott

Entertained was provided by the Ashford Sings! choir and the Pelo Mar, Whitstable’s Community Samba Band, at the Ashford Designer Outlet, in Kimberley Way, before the hike kicked off at 10pm.

Pelo Mar, Whitstable’s Community Samba Band

Pelo Mar, Whitstable’s Community Samba Band

The pyjama-clad walkers passed Victoria Park, the town centre, Lidl, Drover’s roundabout, Waitrose and Matalan, before heading back to the Outlet via Brookfield Road and Beaver Lane.

Pilgrims mascot, Raffles, at the finishing line

Pilgrims mascot, Raffles, at the finishing line

Pilgrims fundraising manager Nigel Donkin said: "It was our biggest event yet!"

Full report and picture special will be published in this Thursday's Kentish Express.

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