Bad Guys Doing Good for Mary Stevens Hospice: Neon Night Run 2018

Around 500 people braved a brisk early autumn evening in aid of the Mary Stevens Hospice. Their annual Neon Night Run was held at Himley Park, Dudley, UK with a ‘Back to the 80’s‘ theme and was a resounding success.

Those attending were encouraged to dress in 80’s style clothes, so many wardrobes had been raided to find out all those leg warmers and neon coloured items for what was billed as ‘a fantastic evening of shameless cheese, non-stop dancing and paying loud and vibrant tribute to the memory of the people they’d loved and lost along the way‘.

Our friends from the UK Garrison mingled with those there to pose for photographs. As ever this was well received as the on stage entertainment which included fire breathing artists, a disco, an Indian pecussion group and 80’s pop band ‘A Flock of Seagulls’ kept the crowds warm while they waited for the run to start at 9pm.

Just after 9pm, due to a technical hitch, the tape was broken and the run began in earnest. The route; 3 laps of the course that was lit by fairy lights, strobes and around 30 VW camper vans.

A great night was had by everyone and most importantly a lot of money was raised for the hospice. I do hope they invite us back again for next years run.

To find out more about Mary Stevens Hospice, you can visit their website.

Steve Galloway
Steve was 5 years old when he saw Star Wars for the first time during its first UK cinema release. He considers himself a first generation Star Wars fan and in his own words is a ‘Child of 77’.