Women taking over The Trafford Centre and marching through the malls? Is it a new protest against Peel Holdings' peat extraction policies in Chat Moss by Salford Friends of the Earth? Unfortunately not. Salford's women are being asked to take part in a sponsored 10km Mall Walk to raise money for national healthcare charity Sue Ryder.
The sponsored walk is to take place at 10pm on Saturday 25th September, starts and finishes at The Orient in The Trafford Centre, and will wind its way through all the malls and the exterior of the giant shopping centre. There'll be warm up sessions before the walk and on stage entertainment, with a celebration at midnight.
"Walk in celebration of a loved one, to get fit, just for fun or as something a little bit different on a Saturday night with the girls!" says a Sue Ryder spokesperson "Here at Sue Ryder Care we provide compassionate care and support for people living with serious illnesses including cancer, multiple sclerosis, stroke and dementia, as well as their families and loved ones.
"We really listen to and support their choices, helping them to understand their condition and manage their symptoms" she adds "We enable them to get the best from life, whatever their condition. Everyone who takes part is asked to gain sponsorship to help fund our life-changing work."
Any women who are interested in taking part are being asked to register now. Log on to www.suerydercare.org/midnightwalks or request a paper registration form by calling the event team on 01772 698 145 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you don't fancy walking the 10km Sue Ryder are also looking for male and female volunteers to help out on the night. Just call the event team for more details on 01772 698 145.