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Wilmslow Express - - NEWS -

RGANISERS are plan­ning for a record turn-out at this year’s Starlight Walk in aid of East Cheshire Hospice.

More than 500 peo­ple took part in last year’s event and there are signs that even more will turn up for this year’s walk on Fri­day, April 24.

“It would be fan­tas­tic to break our at­ten­dance num­bers for this im­por­tant fundrais­ing event,” says fundrais­ing events of­fi­cer Jess Ruth. “I’ve got my fin­gers crossed for great weather.”

The fam­ily-friendly walk, in the beau­ti­ful grounds of Capesthorne Hall, is one of the char­ity’s flag­ship fundrais­ing events – rais­ing more than £40,000 last year.

Walk­ers are able to choose their dis­tance – one loop of the route for 2.5k, two loops for 5k or four loops for 10k.

Many who walk do so in mem­ory of a loved one, with many ei­ther tak­ing a can­dle or per­son­al­is­ing a lan­tern or pebble to carry on the walk.

This year’s theme is ‘fes­ti­vals’ so sun­glasses, wellies and wa­ter­proofs are must-have ac­ces­sories, with prizes awarded on the night for the best out­fit.

The Starlight Walk is a car­ni­val oc­ca­sion with face-paint­ing, live mu­sic, hot food and drinks. Gates open from 6pm, well be­fore the dusk, and the walk starts at 7.30pm.

Lo­cal rock and pop band Juke­Box will be get­ting the party at­mos­phere go­ing on the evening and they will be joined by DJ Ditchy from Silk FM.

Free park­ing is avail­able.

En­try costs £15 for adults and £10 for chil­dren aged be­tween four and 15. .

To reg­is­ter go A to www.eastcheshire hospice.org.uk/ starlight­walk.

Book­ing forms are also avail­able from the hospice and its char­ity shops or con­tact the fundrais­ing team on 01625 433477.

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