Wilmslow Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

HUN­DREDS of walk­ers will take part in an event to raise money for East Cheshire Hospice.

The Starlight Walk is held each year to raise money for the vi­tal work at the hospice which cares for peo­ple from Wilm­slow and towns around the area.

The walk this year takes place at Capesthorne Hall.

Each loop through the grounds of Capesthorne Hall is 2.5km and walk­ers have the chance to walk one, two or four loops in the chal­lenge.

A spokesman said: “Each year hun­dreds of peo­ple take part in our Starlight Walk and they love it.

“There is the chance to walk one, two and four loops so when it comes to the walk you can do it your way.

“The Starlight Walk will take you on a jour­ney around the beau­ti­ful grounds of Capesthorne Hall.

“Wellies, wa­ter­proofs and sun­glasses are a must and prizes will be awarded to those most em­brac­ing the fes­ti­val dress code.

“The Starlight Walk plays a key role in help­ing to raise money to run the Hospice, and just £40 in spon­sor­ship means more nurses.

“Our pa­tients need nurses to help them through the last weeks of their lives. Peo­ple who spon­sor your walk are help­ing to sup­ply the best, most car­ing nurses in the area. We want to raise as much money as pos­si­ble, but as a min­i­mum, we need you to ask four friends for a £10 do­na­tion or 10 friends for a £4 do­na­tion. It may be a chal­lenge, but if we all pull to­gether, your Starlight Walk will have made a mas­sive dif­fer­ence to pa­tients fac­ing the big­gest chal­lenge of their lives.”

Starlight Walk will take place at Capesthorne Hall on Fri­day, April 24, from 6pm and wel­comes peo­ple of all ages and abil­i­ties.

Con­tact the fundrais­ing team on 01625 433477.

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THE NSPCC is look­ing for peo­ple to take part in its Great Wall of China Trek 2015.

It will take place from Oc­to­ber 24 to Novem­ber 1, start­ing in Bei­jing be­fore a five day trek along the steep stair­cases and crum­bling watch­tow­ers of The Great Wall of China. The walk is chal­leng­ing but walk­ers will en­joy stunning views.

Twenty-seven peo­ple from the UK took part in the in­au­gu­ral trek in 2014. The char­ity hopes to raise £130,000 this year, to help pro­tect chil­dren through its projects and ser­vices, in­clud­ing Child­Line.

Louise Stim­son, NSPCC fundrais­ing manager for North West and Cum­bria, said: “We couldn’t con­tinue our ser­vices with­out events like this, so why not be part of some­thing amaz­ing and sign up.”

To reg­is­ter go to nspcc. org. uk/ chi­na­trek.

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