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Ashgate Hospice > Events > Ashgate Hospice Sparkle Night Walk

Technique Stadium,
1866 Sheffield Road,
S41 8NZ

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Date Saturday 9th July from 7.30pm
Entry fee £15

Together, we’re going to Sparkle like never before!

Come together with friends and family on Saturday 9th July 2022 and walk 10km for Ashgate Hospice.

Sign up today and receive a brilliant fundraising pack, with lots of tips to help you beat your fundraising target. You’ll also receive a pink Sparkle T-shirt and flashing bunny ears to wear on the night.

We rely on the generosity of our community to raise millions of pounds each year to help fund our specialist care. So, by taking part in this fantastic event, you’ll help us continue to be there for families when it matters most.

Our Events Team is here to support you every step of the way. So, if you have any questions about taking part, get in touch or read our FAQs below.

Get your team together and register today.


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Frequently asked questions

Sparkle Night Walk
What is the Ashgate Hospice Sparkle Night Walk?

The Ashgate Hospice Sparkle Night Walk is North Derbyshire’s biggest fundraising event of the year. It is a 10km walk around Chesterfield that will take place on Saturday 9th July 2022, starting at Chesterfield FC’s Technique Stadium. After returning to a physical event in 2021, we are excited to make it even bigger and better in 2022! 

What time will the event start?

Participants are asked to arrive from 7.30pm to explore our event village, get sparkled by our lovely face painters and enjoy our amazing entertainment. This year, everyone will set off together at 10pm.

Will COVID-19 impact the event and what restrictions will be in place?

We will need to follow all government guidance and restrictions that may be in place at the time of the event. 

Is there a limit on the number of people who can take part?

There will be a limit to the total number of participants, we will review this in the lead up to the event. However, we are hoping to increase the event capacity back up to 3000 people. 

Is this year’s walking route the same as the last physical Sparkle?

No, this year we will take you through Storforth Lane trading estate, past our furniture store and our new fundraising hub.

What time does the event finish?

The event will finish once the last walkers have crossed the finish line; this is normally around 12:30am. You should allow between 90 – 120 minutes to complete the course depending on your walking speed. If you or any of your party are struggling to finish the walk, then please let a marshal know, and we can collect you and take you to the finish line in the support vehicle.

Where can I park?

There will be parking available at the Technique Stadium for £1 to encourage car sharing and a pickup and drop-off area. We will have car park marshalls on hand to guide you.

Is there anything I can buy on the night?

Yes, there will be a range of sparkly merchandise that you can purchase on the night. This will also be available for you to purchase at T-shirt collection beforehand.

Are we getting electronic tags again this year?

Yes, the tag this year will be stuck to the back of your walker number. When you cross over the start and finish line, this will be registered by sensors in the mats which will check you in and out. 

What will the entertainment be on the night?

The Honey Belles Choir are back and can’t wait to perform. We’ll also be welcoming local Chesterfield band,  The Rooves and Cerys, who wrote a song during lockdown for the hospice, will perform.

Will there be toilets at this event?

Yes, there will be toilets that you are able to use at the Technique Stadium. Once you set off on the walk, there will be several portable toilet stops en route.

Will there be food/drink at the event?

Water and snacks will be provided at the refreshment point out on the route. We kindly ask that litter is disposed of properly to keep Chesterfield tidy. Hot drinks and bacon rolls (or a vegan alternative) will be provided at the end of the walk for free, but you may make a small donation to us in one of the buckets provided if you wish to.

Can I stop if I feel like I can’t complete the walk?

Yes, if someone feels like they are unable to continue walking, they can inform one of our marshals who will radio the support vehicle to come and fetch them and take them to the finish.

Will there be first aid at this event?

Yes, first aid cover will be present. If someone requires first aid, or believe another participant does, they should inform their nearest marshal.

Are children allowed to take part in this event?

Unfortunately, children under 11 are not permitted to take part in the physical event (this also includes babies in pushchairs). Please be aware that children up to the age of 17 will need a parent/guardian’s permission to take part in the event.

Are dogs able to come along on the night?

Sorry, dogs are not permitted at the physical event. Why not take your pet on a Virtual Sparkle challenge?

Am I able to volunteer at this event?

We are so grateful for each and every person that gives up their Saturday night to support this amazing event. Please email if you are interested in volunteering at this event and a member of our Events Team will be in touch.

How do I set up a Just Giving page?

It’s quick and easy to set up a fundraising page on JustGiving. Visit our campaign paghere , click on the “Start Fundraising” button and create your page. Job done! Your fundraising page is now set up and ready to accept donations. You can personalise your page and share it with your friends and family.If you need any assistance in setting this up, you can email us at or give us a call on 01246 567250

I haven’t got or have lost my paperwork, what should I do?

Please email our Supporter Engagement team at or call them on 01246 567250 who will discuss and sort this for you.

I can no longer take part in this event, what do I need to do?

If you can no longer take part in this event, please email or call our Fundraising Team on 01246 567250 to let them know.

Can I sign up to Sparkle over the phone?

The easiest way to sign up to Sparkle is online. However, if you would like to sign up over the phone, then the answer is yes. Please call our Fundraising Team on 01246 567250 who will get you signed up!

What Sparkle T-shirt sizes do you have available?

The T-shirt sizes that we have available are XS – XXXL.

T-shirts can be collected from:

– Ashgate Hospice, Ashgate Road, Old Brampton, Chesterfield, S42 7JD

– Our Fundraising Hub, Unit 15, Storforth Lane Trading Estate, Hasland

You can pop along to either location Monday to Friday, between 9am and 4pm.