This will be the second outing for Star Shine Walk as a ‘virtual’ event! Participants get to choose the time, location and method to suit them. They are challenged with completing a 5, 10 or 20 mile distance over the event weekend, and can chose to walk, skip, wheel, trundle, scoot, walk the dog or even dance their way around: whatever suits them most! Incredibly in 2020 the memory walk raised more than £40,000 – the equivalent of 67 visits by the Charity’s Hospice at Home team.
Many of the Hospice’s usual fundraising activities have been brought to a halt by the pandemic. For example, the Charity’s five high street shops and new Retail Hub remain closed, as do its Education & Conference Centre and Bistro. In 2021, events like Star Shine Walk are more important than ever in helping to support the overall running costs of the Hospice, which will total £8.56 million this year. More than £4 million of this needs to be raised through donations, fundraising activities and retail.
Star Shine Walk is an opportunity to raise funds for the Hospice’s essential frontline care, whilst providing the perfect motivation to get active. Teams of colleagues, friends and families can get involved, no matter how far apart they’re based.
To receive the early bird discounted registration rate of £15 per adult and £13 per child (those aged between 10-15 years old on the date of the event), register at arhc.org.uk/starshinewalk before Friday 26 March. Children under 10 are welcome to join for free but won’t receive a Walk Pack. All other registrations received before 16 May will receive a Walk Pack which will include a special edition event t-shirt and other goodies.