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Moonlight Walk 2023 raises over £100k

Freddie Chandler
Freddie Chandler

Our Moonlight Walk 2023, took place on Saturday June 17th at Chichester College with over 750 walkers joining us for the much-loved in-memory event. It was an amazing evening of fun and remembrance and watching all the walkers head off in the orange t-shirts was an amazing sight.

This year’s event saw over 750 walkers on the Chichester College field, enjoying meeting other supporters, an appearance from Freida the Owl, fun light-up merchandise, face painting, food from ForestHogs and music and entertainment provided by V2 Radio.

Before everyone set off on their walk, FitJoy provided a warm-up to get all walkers ready and then a count-down was held, sending all walkers off at 8pm to take on their 5 or 10 mile route around Chichester.

The route took walkers all around Chichester, exploring some familiar places such as Priory Park’s Guildhall and Bishop Palace Gardens in a new way.

The Guildhall was transformed to an in-memory stop where walkers could take a moment to reflect on the memories of a loved one and leave a memory tag on the in-memory archway.

Bishop Palace Gardens was filled with lights to give it a brand new glow, that is special only to the Moonlight Walk.

After finishing their route, walkers were welcomed back under the finishing arch and given a big well done cheer from the team of volunteers. They then collected their walker medal to show off their completion of this event to friends and family.

In the end, our superstar walkers and those who supported them fundraised a total of £88,083. We also kindly had an anonymous sponsor match-fund the first £50,000 bringing us to a whopping total of:

£138,082

A huge thank you to everyone who came and supported this event, whether as a walker, donor, volunteer or simply a supporter. We also thank our kind anonymous donor for their match-fund and of course Henry Adams for sponsoring the event.

Sign-up for Moonlight Walk 2024!

We are returning once again to Chichester College next year. On Saturday June 15th, you can join hundreds of other walkers taking on a 5 or 10 mile walk around Chichester, while fundraising to support local hospice care. Tickets are available at a early bird price so book now! All walkers will get a Moonlight Walk t-shirt and medal, that is covered by the cost of you ticket.

We would love to have you join us for this event, whether as a walker or volunteer. So find out how you can get involved here:

 

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