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.
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.