Registration is now open to all for Peace Hospice Care’s Starlight Walk, which returns to Watford on Saturday July 13th 2019.
In previous years, the event was women only but this year the event is open to all - men, women and children! The fundraising walk starts at 8.30pm in Cassiobury Park and is kindly sponsored by Imagine. It offers a choice of a 3, 6 or 13 mile route through Watford town and the surrounding areas.
Amanda Lacey, whose Dad passed away at the Hospice in 2015 is taking part in the Starlight Walk this year. She said "At the worst time of our lives, the Hospice was like a breath of fresh air. Dad was truly one of the best and meant a lot to so many people, and I knew from the moment I walked in with Dad that the Hospice was in my heart and I wanted to give back. I'm doing the Starlight Walk with my mum, my sister, her eldest daughter, my husband and our children, It's a great event and we like that it starts and finishes so close to the Hospice."
60 family and friends of Amanda’s Dad, Steve Sheppard, entered the biggest ever Starlight Walk team, The Sheppardesses, in 2016
Lisa Rowland, Events Fundraising Manager at Peace Hospice Care, said "We are really excited that the Starlight Walk is being relaunched. It was a really popular event in the past and meant a lot to may of our supporters. The changes we have made this year have been done to improve the inclusivity of the event and ensure that all demographics of the community can join in. This will also create a great community spirit, which is really at the core of Peace Hospice Care. The Walk is a wonderful event to remember a loved one and create lasting memories with your nearest and dearest. all participants will be given a commemorative forget-me-not plastic flower, on which they can write a dedication to a loved one and then plant at the Hospice or take home for their own garden."
Participants from the last Starlight Walk in 2016
Peace Hospice Care needs £5 million a year to deliver its free services. Now, for every £1 of income received less than 20p comes from the NHS.
(Source: Peace Hospice Care)