HUNDREDS of girls took to the streets of Ellesmere Port on Saturday night to raise funds for the Hospice of the Good Shepherd.
A sea of pink could be seen leaving the University Church of England Academy Campus on Stanney Lane at midnight for the five-mile route through Whitby and Cheshire Oaks.
During the walk passing vehicles sounding their horns, offering support for participants and their dogs.
Among the walkers were staff members from local businesses.
At the finish line, Jenny Oakley from Ellesmere Port said: “My friend Emma and I took part in last year’s event and enjoyed it so much that we had to join in the fun again.
“The atmosphere was incredible despite the rain.”
Rose Williams from Great Sutton said: “I decided to do the midnight walk in memory of family members and to raise funds for our local hospice as I know they always need financial support.”
There was a surprise in store for the Starlight walkers as Coronation Street star Ian Puleston-Davies turned up to wish everyone the best of luck and some of the girls had their photograph taken with him.
Hospice fundraising manager Amanda Le-Bretton said: “The hospice would like to thank everyone who completed the midnight walk, our 50 helpful volunteers and the UCA Academy staff who made the event a great success, £12,000 was pledged on the night from sponsorship.
“If you missed the chance to take part why not join us at one of our other local events? We have a Take That Tribute night on September 23 and a fashion show on October 21. Tickets are selling fast so please call 01244 851811 for details.”