Moonlit Memories Walk is the flagship event for Rowans Hospice and is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year. Over the last nine years, almost 10,000 people have taken part raising £1.8 million overall. Online registration opens on 1 March with a special early-bird rate of £10 for the first ten days, after which the usual fee of £20 applies.
This year’s event takes place on 10 June, starting at 10pm with a choice of a 10-mile or 6-mile route along Southsea seafront, through Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and past the Spinnaker Tower. Walkers also have the opportunity to stop in Portsmouth Anglican Cathedral to light a candle.
Ruth White, Chief Executive of Rowans Hospice, said: “Our Moonlit Memories Walk is a wonderful opportunity for the community to come together to walk in support of local hospice care; creating new memories, taking on a personal challenge and remembering friends and family members who have died. Although extremely poignant, the experience of taking part in an event with 1,000 other people is a very uplifting experience. Open to anyone over 13 years old, we hope that this walk will attract many previous walkers, as well as attracting new walkers for what will be a very special tenth anniversary event. Every £1 raised in sponsorship will enable local people to receive vital care and support when they need it most; so even if you have never walked it before or are not walking in memory of someone, we invite you to join us and help to continue providing hospice care services. The event has raised £1.8m to date, the equivalent of funding our Hospice at Home service for three years. Our ambitious target is to reach a total of £2m this year and together, with your help, we can do this!”