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Starlight Walk

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Location: Swindon, UK

Start: Saturday 25th June 2022 @ 7:00pm

Our well-loved Starlight Walk returns in 2022

Challenge yourself to a 10km or 15km sponsored starlit walk in Swindon while wearing your brightest clothes!

The night walk takes place on Saturday 25 June 2022 and is open to adults.

Entry fee is £15.00, and if you book before 1 April 2022 the early bird fee is just £12.00. Below you can book your place.

Our flagship fundraising event 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 of local people living with a life-limiting illness, and their families.  

Questions?

Please contact us on 01793 816161 or email fundraisingandevents@prospect-hospice.net and we’ll be happy to help.

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Frequently asked questions

When is the event?

Saturday 25 June 2022.

Where is it taking place?

We’re currently talking with local venues and will update the Starlight Walk webpage as soon as we have this confirmed.

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 8.30pm. 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?

To be confirmed.

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 £8million 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. We do have a Kids Starlight Walk which is ideal for families. You’ll be able to find out more information by searching for the event on our website: www.prospect-hospice.net/kidsstarlight

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.

Questions?

Please contact us on 01793 816161 or email fundraisingandevents@prospect-hospice.net and we’ll be happy to help.