Would you wear your pyjamas in public?

Wearing pyjamas in public might not be the norm, but Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke is asking people to put on their PJ’s anyway for a very special charity walk on Saturday 30th September.

The charity is hosting a 5K walk which it hopes will act as inspiration for people province-wide to remain in their pyjamas to raise money for the fight against heart disease.


The Wake Up 5k Pyjama Walk, supported by MACE, is being held at Stormont Estate and starts at 9.30am. It is part of Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke’s ‘Wake Up!’ campaign which highlights the shocking fact that heart disease remains the biggest killer in Northern Ireland and indeed has been for the past 25 years. 


As part of the event Stephen Clements and Cate Conway from Q Radio’s Breakfast Show will be on hand with the Q Radio bus playing some of the best songs to wake everyone up and increase energy levels for the walk ahead. There’ll be plenty of fun family entertainment in the form of face-painters and balloon modelling and a very special brunch for all participants post event. The route around Stormont is buggy and dog friendly, so all the family can take part. However, the route may not be slipper-friendly, so don’t forget to change into your outdoor shoes!


The event is being supported by MACE which has just completed the first year of a three year partnership with Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke to raise money to support its services for people with chest, heart and stroke conditions. As part of the event MACE is providing a free healthy brunch for participants.



The Wake Up Pyjama Walk starts at 9.30am on Saturday 30th September 2017.

Everyone is encouraged to bring family and friends, their kids and even the dog, all wearing their favourite PJs to enjoy a 5km morning walk with entertainment, music and a tasty brunch at the finish! To sign up visit www.nichs.org.uk/wakeupwalk

Entry is just £10 per adult (under 16’s go free) All proceeds go to Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke.


For more information on the Wake Up! www.nichs.org.uk  

Post Author: Belfast Times

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