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Time is running out to make the most of the early bird entry price for Ashgate Hospice’s popular Sparkle Night Walk ahead of its return to Chesterfield this summer.
Ashgate Hospice has announced that its annual biggest fundraiser, sponsored by Vertu Toyota, will take place on Saturday, 9 July 2022, with early bird ticket pricing available until 18th April.
The charity is encouraging the local community to sign up for North Derbyshire’s largest fundraising event, which sees family and friends come together to remember loved ones and help fund the hospice’s vital care.
Those wanting to join the 10km walk through the streets of Chesterfield can now sign up via Ashgate’s website to get early bird entry for just £10.
Rachel Melland, from Buxton, will be joining her sisters Helen, Hannah and Becky as they take part in the Sparkle Night Walk for the first time, in loving memory of their father, who received end of life care at the hospice in 2021.
Rachel said: “The staff were just so attentive, compassionate and professional during the time Dad was in Ashgate’s care, I remember just days before he died, one of the wonderful Healthcare Assistants explained everything to me, not in a patronising way, but in a manner which I could understand.
“Their honesty and support was so comforting at such a difficult time, and I just knew his care was in the best hands it could have been.”
It’s because of this care that Rachel has chosen to take part in the Sparkle Night Walk to say thank you to the incredible individuals who went above and beyond for her family.
She adds: “Ashgate’s care relies so much on fundraising, and we want to do as much as we can to support Ashgate as it made our family feel as though we were at home from the moment we arrived.”
The early bird ticket includes a fundraising pack, a medal, a pink Sparkle T-shirt and a pair of bunny ears for walkers to look the part whilst raising vital funds.
Carl Jones, Fundraising Manager at Ashgate Hospice, said: “We can’t wait to bring our Sparkle Night Walk to the streets of Chesterfield in July this summer!
“We are really looking forward to welcoming back our supporters and seeing some familiar faces, as well as those new supporters taking part for the first time.
“Our Sparkle Night Walk promises to be a fun and special occasion for everyone – and currently you can sign up for just a tenner!
“Make sure you’re quick though, as our early bird entry prices end on 18th April, so our prices will go up after that date.
“We hope to welcome you all back for the much-anticipated return of our Sparkle Night Walk in July – see you there!”
The hospice, which relies on its supporters to fund £7 million of its income every year, is hoping that thousands of people in the local community will once again come together to join this year’s Sparkle Night Walk, raising funds to help the hospice continue to be there for families when it matters most.
This year’s event is once again kindly sponsored by Vertu Toyota.
To find out more about the Sparkle Night Walk 2022 sponsored by Vertu Toyota, and Ashgate Hospice, click here.