Star Shine Night Walk

THANK YOU to everyone who has previously taken part in Star Shine Night Walk - you have enabled people to access hospice care in your community. 

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“What an amazing event this was. I had so much fun. Very well organised. The volunteers and photographers were so supportive and kind as well. I’m so proud to of been part of this and will be doing more in the future”.

2023 Participant 

Group of adults and child walking across the road near Fitzwilliam Museum in green t-shirts

To the 350+ participants, volunteers, countless friends and family who sponsored people taking part in 2023, sponsors and media partners, not only did you have a wonderful, memorable evening, but together you raised over £40,000 to support people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or other life-limiting condition.

Female wearing a blue wig with other females

Our Clinical Team who work with patients every day know the difference your help makes.

Matron of Clinical Services, Carly Wills, joins us on the walk most years and commented: 


“Star Shine Night Walk is great fun and also gives, those who work for the Charity, an opportunity to remember the patients we care for. The best bit is, it takes us twice as long, because the volunteers and relatives stop to hug us, as we meet them again along the walk!”

To see photos from 2023, check out our Facebook photo album.

See you in 2024!

Star Shine Night Walk is a special way to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones and you will be able to take part again on Saturday 11 May 2024 (more details to follow nearer the time). 

Male and females in green t-shirts smiling at the camera - one female in a wheelchair

Hundreds of friends, families and colleagues come together to set the city aglow, raising money for hospice care in Cambridgeshire.

Male and females wearing green t-shirt and red star in memory on the back

Take on either the 5 or 10  mile route!

Group of females wearing green walking along Cambridge StreetAs you take in the iconic Cambridge scenes and with each step you, and those who sponsor you, will feel good knowing you are helping to support someone going through a tough time.


Where and when is the walk?

On Saturday 13 May 2023 the walkers left from Cambridge Rugby Club (Volac Park, Granchester Road CB3 9ED) at 7pm.

Details for 2024 will be shared nearer the time. 

The “challenge” route will see walkers strolling 10 miles round Cambridge, taking in some of the cities most beautiful winding streets and distinguished land marks. A shorter 5 mile route will also be available and will follow many of the same streets as the longer route. 

In 2023 the entry fees were £17.50 per adult and £9.50 per child.

Yes! We welcome children between 10 – 15 years of age with a paying adult. 

As part of your entry fee you will receive a fresh warm snack on your return to the rugby club. Teas, coffees and hot chocolates will also be available.

There’s no dress code, just come in whatever you’re comfortable and ready to walk in. Each participant will receive their very own Star Shine t-shirt on the night and anything bright and whacky is absolutely encouraged! 

We won’t know that until after the event but in 2023 year we set ourselves a ambitious target of £40,000. With your help we smashed that goal and make a huge difference to the lives of so many cared for by the Charity!

Our aim is to have 500 participants setting the city aglow!

All volunteers are enormously appreciated and help us to make the evening a success. Please get in contact with the Fundraising Team by emailing or telephone 01223 675888 if you’d like to lend a hand.

Absolutely! All well-behaved four legged friends on a lead can join the walk with their owners.

Fundraising is not compulsory but is certainly encouraged. All funds raised will go to helping someone going through a very tough time in their life.

We have both a 10 and a 5 mile route for our walkers to choose from. If you feel that 5 miles is also too far this time and still want to be there on the night to show your support then get in contact with to volunteer to help out and marshal! 

The 20% discount will end on Sunday 16 April 2023 – so book your place now, before you forget! 

Yes, there is plenty of parking for all our participants. We do encourage car sharing where possible. 

Yes, please let one of the team know on the night and we will match you with someone else. 

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors

We would like to extend a huge thank you to our event sponsor, Price Bailey, our media partner, Star Radio, and our business partner, Drinkstuff.

Females wearing green t-shirts walking and smiling

Want to volunteer?

If you are able to volunteer a few hours on Saturday 11 May 2024, we would love to hear from you near the time. Email or telephone 01223 675888 

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