'It's a way of saying thank you for the brilliant job they do'
Nurse Stephanie Davies, aged 24, of Leason Road, Meir, said: "It was the first time doing the walk. I decided to sign up because of the help they have given my grandad Hector Noble. He has been into respite care at the Dougie Mac and they have been brilliant with him.
"He went in March but is back at home now and doing well. The nurses still come to see him and they do a fantastic job."
Sam Weston, aged 24, a laundry worker, of King Street, Fenton, said: "I think the hospice is brilliant.
"My grandad Roy Weston was cared for there before he passed away of cancer. It had spread through his body so there was nothing they could do.
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"He was only there for a couple of days but they would do anything for him."
Housewife Lisa Huckfield, aged 33, of Wignall Road, Tunstall, said: "The walk was in memory of my uncle Peter who passed away in 2006.
"I think it has been a great night and it stayed dry for the start.
"It was my first attempt at the walk. It was my way of saying thank you for all the brilliant work they do."
Tammy Colledge, aged 29, a financial clerk, of Warreners Walk, Tunstall, said: "There was a fantastic atmosphere.
"My uncle Ray is fighting cancer at the moment and is being very brave.
"He spent some time in the Dougie Mac and they have helped him organise a care home."
Trainee solicitor Nicola Borthwick aged 25, from Fenpark, said: "I am walking for my partner's nan Sylvia Jones and for Pete O'Neill who was a close friend of mine who passed away two weeks ago.
"We wanted to dress up for the occasion so we came in tutus.
"It has been a good laugh at the same time as raising awareness for a good cause."
Unemployed Kerry Rowson, aged 30, of Endon Road, Norton said: "I decided to take part in the walk in memory of my stepdad Roy Edwards who sadly passed away in November.
"It was very sudden and he died within two days of being diagnosed.
"I am walking tonight with a friend I haven't seen for 24 years. It has made the night even more special."