It’s time to dust off your trainers, grab a friend and get registered for this year’s Thorpe Hall Hospice Starlight Hike.
After a year’s break, the popular fundraising event is back on Saturday August 8, with a new look, a new route and a lots of new reasons to get involved… but that’s not long to go, so sign up soon!
For those looking for a challenge there’s a 10km route taking in some of Peterborough’s prettiest parkland. For those keen to take the more leisurely option or maybe looking for a family challenge there’s a 5km circuit available. Both routes will start and finish at Thorpe Hall Hospice in Longthorpe, Peterborough with the start scheduled for early evening so walkers return for their triumphant finish down Thorpe Hall’s stunning drive as the sun sets.
There will be a warm up to get those feet moving before the starting pistol is fired, and entertainment along the marshalled route to keep the motivation levels high. There’ll be a barbecue in the beautiful gardens of Thorpe Hall Hospice and activities to keep the supporters busy while the walkers are on route.
All the money raised at this year’s Starlight Hike will help pay for the services in the newly opened Thorpe Hall Hospice.
Thorpe Hall’s senior event fundraiser Jo Killick said: “We’re thrilled to have the Starlight Hike back on our events calendar and delighted that, this year, we will be able to start and finish at Thorpe Hall. Walking down the drive as the sun sets to be welcomed by staff and patients will, we’re sure, make it a really memorable occasion.”
The event is open to all ages including children. It costs just £15 to enter with all entrants receiving a must-have Starlight Hike t-shirt to wear during the event. Walkers are asked to raise £100 through sponsorship. To find out more about this year’s Starlight Hike visit the website www.sueryder.org/starlighthike/thorpehall or call the fundraising team on 01733 225993.