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Ooh-La-La: Sarah Williams, front left, and her friends get ready for their midnight walk in aid of St Cuthbert's Hospice.
Ooh-La-La: Sarah Williams, front left, and her friends get ready for their midnight walk in aid of St Cuthbert's Hospice.
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THIS group of Lady Gaga lookalikes will be putting on their best poker faces as they join hundreds of women stepping out for charity.

A group of more than 800 women are gearing up to take to the streets of Durham this weekend for a girls’ night out with a twist.

The best friends are hoping to raise stacks of cash for St Cuthbert’s Hospice when they take part in the charity’s annual midnight walk on Saturday.

They will be walking in memory of Sarah Williams’ father-in-law Denis, who spent time at the hospice after being diagnosed with bone cancer.

The 69-year-old died earlier this month.

The 29-year-old and her pals, who grew up together in Newton Hall, have spent the last few weeks putting together some of the chart-topper’s wild and wacky outfits, including a lobster mask and head-to-toe lace dress.

They are hoping to raise money to help care for others with terminal illnesses.

Sarah, a teacher at Castleside Primary School, married Denis’ son James in August.

She said: “Denis found it funny that we are getting dressed up for the walk. He thought we were mad, but deep down I think he was very touched that we were doing this all for him.

“The support and care he received at the hospice was a whole new experience for our family.

“It’s such a wonderful place and the staff were absolutely amazing.”

Last year’s fund-raiser raised £80,000 for the hospice and this year organisers are hoping to smash this record.

Laura Smith, events co-ordinator, said: “We’re all really excited for the walk and for the chance to meet some of the wonderful ladies who are taking part.

“We’re hoping the night will be a lovely warm midsummer evening, but come rain or shine, the walk will still go ahead as planned.

“As in years gone by, we’ve been overwhelmed by the level of interest and support the walk has gained and can’t wait to see all our fantastic supporters on the night.”

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