HUNDREDS of women donned their trainers and dressed in pink to take part in the 10th Midnight Walk for Kemp Hospice.

The walk, which started at midnight on Saturday (June 17) and ended in the early hours of Sunday morning (June 18), saw 250 excited women complete the 5k challenge to raise funds for Kemp Hospice.

Organisers hoped to raise £20,000 from this year's walk, with the money going towards providing specialist care and support to patients, carers and families who are living with a life limiting illness and bereavement, in Wyre Forest.

Signal 107's Dicky Dodd kicked off the evening's entertainment, followed by Tom Joseph who performed a Michael Buble tribute act. Local singer, Meg Shaw, also sang a number of acoustic songs for Kemp's Midnight Memories.

A new feature for this year was the Magic Mirror - provided by Magic Mirror Wizard. The 70 inch interactive touchscreen mirror was available for the women to dress up and take personalised images.

LJ Fitness performed a selection of warm-up activities, including aerobics and stretching, ready for the start of the walk.

Shelley Stanley, Kemp's events fundraiser, said: "I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone that supported our 10th Midnight Walk - it was a fantastic evening and we could not be luckier with the weather.

"We would not have been able to hold the Midnight Walk without the support of so many local businesses, including event sponsors Oakleaf Commercial Services, Standard Motor Transport for lending us their trailer, Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA) for doing a wonderful job with the first aid and radio communications - it is a real pleasure to work with this brilliant local charity.

"Signal 107 for all their support on the night and the lead up to the event, Loxley Scaffolding, Midcounties Co-op, Co-op Bewdley Bridge, Stourport Tesco, Marvin Cox Lubricants, Quads and Castles, Walton and Hipkiss, the staff at Wyre Forest, and last but not least, the incredible 40 volunteers who gave their time."