Star Shine Night Walk is back for everyone including the dog!

  • 30 March 2023

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Group 1 male and females wearing mainly green holding flyers and green pom poms smiling at the camera

The annual celebratory walk has long held a special place in the local community’s heart, with many returning year after year to walk in memory of loved ones and raise funds for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity.

This year there is a 10 or 5-mile route to choose from and registration is now open. A 20% discount is available for anyone signing up before midnight on April 16.

Star Shine Night Walk starts at 8pm from Cambridge Rugby Club, Volac Park, Granchester Road CB3 9ED.

A Star Radio DJ will be getting the crowd warmed up with a selection of great music before they set off. Walkers are encouraged to dress up and accessorize to set the city aglow.

 

Female wearing a blue wig with other females

The Charity’s Matron of Clinical Services, Carly Wills, pictured taking part wearing a blue wig, said:

“I love taking part in Star Shine! It’s great fun and an uplifting way to remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones. It also gives those of us who work for the Charity an opportunity to remember the patients we care for.

It’s really inclusive with a wheelchair friendly route. We welcome adults and children over 10 years of age (with a paying adult) and dogs outside on a lead!”

“It’s always an amazing atmosphere you can feel the energy and passion of everyone taking part, including our incredible volunteers who help on the night.”

 

Last year more than 300 participants and 80 volunteers were involved helping raise over £34,000, from a combination of registration fees and much welcome participant sponsorship.

Register at arhc.org.uk/ssnw or call 01223 675888 for more information.

There is a 20% discount available until midnight on April 16 – £14 adults and £7.60 children aged 10-15. Following which prices will be £17.50 and £9.50. Registration closes at midday on  May 12, unless capacity is reached earlier.

Alternatively, if you can donate your time to support as a volunteer we would love to hear from you. Please email fundraising@arhc.org.uk