Calling all Moonlight Walk volunteers, performers and sponsors

St Wilfrid’s Hospice will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of its Moonlight Walk and wants to make it even more special  on May 5.

The aim is to kick the night event off with a light show around the Westgate Leisure Centre where people gather to take part in the 5k or 10k walk in memory of loved ones in support of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.

“It literally is a night to remember so don’t forget to put it in your diaries!  We want to thank everyone for their amazing support,” said Head of Fundraising, Jerry Doyle. “As well as being very moving, the Moonlight Walk is also a lot of fun.”

A call is going out for volunteers who can help on May 5 with everything, from marshalling walkers along the route and helping to run stalls, sign ups and issue kit at the Westgate centre to dressing up, doing mime, putting up decorations and staging a light show.”

“We’d love to hear from  light technicians,drama students or anyone with circus or performance skills this year – from stilt-walkers and fire-eaters  to classical musicians. Companies are also needed to sponsor some of our 10th anniversary activities. Please contact us at or at 01243 755827. ”

The aim is to break some records for the 10th anniversary with 1,000 people walking and £100k raised.  People will be able to sign up online very soon at  Entry costs £16 and walkers get a t-shirt and various freebies, including a heart-warming snack breakfast.