Prospect Hospice has been providing end of life care to the people of Swindon and north east Wiltshire for over 40 years. Find out more about where we've come from and who we are here.
Find out about the range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These delivered free of charge and are designed to provide compassionate, personalised support during every stage of a life-limiting illness in every kind of care setting, to anyone who needs it.
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Location: Swindon Town Football Club, UK
Start: Saturday 11th June 2022 @ 7:45pm
Join us as we go back to the 80s for our Starlight Walk in 2022.
After an absence of two years, our flagship fundraising event returns and we’d love to see as many of you as possible.
Dig out your fluorescent leg warmers and crimp your hair for our 80s themed evening of fun, friendship and fancy dress.
The 10km or 15km sponsored walk takes place in Swindon starting and finishing at Swindon Town Football Club.
Entry fee is £15 and if you book by 31 March 2022 the early bird fee is just £12. You can book your place below.
Our Starlight Walk raises a phenomenal amount from those who take part and all the money raised by entry fees and sponsorship goes directly towards supporting the care we provide to people in our community who are living with a terminal or life-limiting illness and supporting their families.
Please contact us on 01793 816161 or email firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll be happy to help.
When is the event?
Saturday 11 June 2022.
Where is it taking place?
It starts and finishes at Swindon Town Football Club.
What are the routes?
There will be a 10km and 15km route on the evening. The routes are circular so all walkers will also finish at the venue. When finalised, the routes can be found on the Starlight Walk page on our website here: www.prospect-hospice.net/starlight
When should I arrive?
If you are taking part in the 15km route, registration will be open from 7.45pm. Please arrive no later than 8pm to sign in. If you are taking part in the 10km route, registration will be open from 8.15pm. Please arrive no later than 8.30pm to sign in.
What time does the walk start?
If you are taking part in the 15km route, you must first register as above to be able to take part and will leave at 8pm. If you are taking part in the 10km route, you must first register as above to be able to take part and will leave at 9pm.
What should I wear?
Everyone will be provided with their own Starlight Walk T-shirt which can be collected in advance of the event (see below info). Lots of walkers wear fancy dress in bright/glowing colours - some people even create costumes with their own lighting installations! Remember to wear comfortable shoes and plenty of layers, including a waterproof coat, although fingers crossed it will be a lovely dry night!
How will I collect my T-shirt?
Arrangements for t-shirt collection prior to event night are pending changes, we will keep you updated on this. You don’t need to bring anything with you and will be able to collect for your team if taking part in a group. Please note you will be given the size you requested upon registering - we are not able to exchange t-shirts for different sizes until the night of the walk to ensure everyone is able to have the size they ordered first of all.
Can I park at the venue?
There will be some parking at Swindon Town Football Club, but please share transport or walk where possible.
Do I have to raise sponsorship?
Yes, we ask that all of the people taking part in the walk make an effort to collect sponsorship. This is a fundraising event and, while we receive some corporate sponsorship toward the cost of putting the event on, the registration fee helps to cover the administration and further resource costs associated with the event. Therefore all funds raised through sponsorship for our events go towards the £7.5million that we have to raise to be able to continue providing our services to patients, as well as support to their family members.
How much sponsorship should I raise? / Do I have to raise as much sponsorship if I’m part of a group?
The suggested minimum sponsorship per person is £100. However, we appreciate that groups of walkers may be asking the same friends and family to sponsor them and it may therefore be unreasonable to expect quite as much sponsorship per person where groups are concerned. We therefore just ask that groups try their hardest to raise as much sponsorship as they are able.
Can I bring my dog?
Yes, dogs are welcome to join you on the walk given that you think they are capable and will not be in any discomfort.
I’ve collected in all of my sponsorship money. How do I donate it?
If you’ve collected in all of your sponsorship money already then feel free to return it, with your completed sponsorship form, to the information desk at the event start location. Alternatively, if you’re still gathering donations you can bank it and return it all in one go via any of the following methods; Via the ‘donate’ button on our website; By cheque made out to ‘Prospect Hospice’; Via your online fundraising page; Directly to our bank account (please ask for details). You can then send in your sponsorship form separately but make sure it includes your full name and address along with the event name.
Will I need cash on the night?
We will be offering some great goody bags which include neon face paints and other fun Starlight treats - we will accept cash or card.
Can children take part in the walk?
As the walk is quite a distance and takes place at night time, it can be strenuous and tiring for children hence our promotion of the event to adults. However, if the child and their parent or guardian feels that the child is able to participate then he/she may join them for the walk but will need accompanying throughout. We recommend only children over secondary school age should take part. The child will also need registering as a participant and will receive a T-shirt, however, as this is an adult event the only T-shirt sizes available are adult sizes.
Can I register/sign up on the night?
You are able to sign up for the event on the night. As you will have less time to collect sponsorship towards the fundraising event, we ask for a slightly higher registration fee of £50 to cover both your registration fee and in lieu of fundraising. You are more than welcome to continue to collect in sponsorship on top of this though.
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