Walk for Hospice Care – Star Shine Night Walk is back in Cambridge!

  • 28 March 2024

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2 males and 2 females dressed in green in front of a large cathedral

Star Shine Night Walk is returning for 2024, bringing together hundreds of people from the local community.

Every year hundreds of local people take to Cambridge’s streets to walk in memory of their loved ones and raise funds for people supported by Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, with many walkers returning annually.

On Saturday 22 June 2024, as the sun sets over Cambridge on one of the longest days, walkers will set off, from 7pm, from Shelford Rugby Club.

Male and females in green t-shirts smiling at the camera - one female in a wheelchairParticipants can choose from a 5 or 10 mile option, meaning there’s a suitable challenge for all. Both routes will be brand new. The 10-mile route will take in some of Cambridge’s iconic landmarks while the 5-mile route will be local to the Shelford area.

You’ll be helping local people with an advanced serious illness or other life-limiting condition to receive the care they need as you walk and make precious new memories alongside the family, friends and colleagues you walk with. Together, as we walk we turn the streets of Cambridge green for people who need support in your local community.

The Charity’s Matron of Clinical Services, Carly Wills, said:

Female wearing a blue wig with other females“I love taking part in Star Shine Night Walk! 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.”

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 accessorise to set the city aglow.

Group of females wearing green walking along Cambridge Street

This year’s event is kindly sponsored by Hamberley Care Homes, Cambridge Grove. Last year more than 350 participants and 80 volunteers were involved helping raise over £40,000, from a combination of registration fees and much welcome participant sponsorship. Together you can help make 2024 even bigger and make a difference for more local people in our care!

Register your place at arhc.org.uk/ssnw before midnight on 5 May for a 20% discount – £14 adults and £7.60 children aged 10-15 or call 01223 675888 for more information. From 6 May prices will be £17.50 and £9.50.

Registration closes on 19 June 2024, unless capacity is reached earlier – so secure your place now!

Alternatively, if you can volunteer your time on the night, the Charity would love to hear from you.  Please email events@arhc.org.uk for more information.