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Ashgate Hospice > Events and challenges > Ashgate Hospice Sparkle Night Walk 2024
Location

Chesterfield Football Club,
1866 Sheffield Road,
Chesterfield,
S41 8NZ

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Date Saturday 22nd June 2024, 10pm
Contact Events Team 01246 567250
Cost Sign up for £20
You are invited to light up the night for Ashgate Hospice on Saturday 22nd June 2024 as you take on our iconic 10k Sparkle Night Walk, sponsored by NOCN Group, to raise money for families across North Derbyshire.

NOCN Group is an educational charity whose core aims are to help learners reach their potential and organisations thrive.

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, please get in touch.

What are you waiting for? Get your team together and register today!

An aerial view of the walkers
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Wheelchair bound participants in the sparkle night walk
Sparkle night walkers in glittery costumes
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Sparkle night walkers
An aerial view of the walkers
Donning pink outfits and flashing bunny ears, more than 3,100 supporters lit up the streets at last year's walk.
An aerial view of the walkers
Credit: Tom Hodgson Photography (www.tomhodgson.co.uk)
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Frequently Asked Questions

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

Ashgate Hospice’s Sparkle Night Walk is kindly sponsored by NOCN Group. It is North Derbyshire’s biggest fundraising event of the year. It is a 10km walk around Chesterfield that will take place on Saturday 22nd June 2024, starting and finishing at Chesterfield Football Club. We are excited to make it even bigger and better in 2024!

Last year the event raised £317,671 for patients and families in need of hospice care.

Can I still enter the Sparkle Night Walk?

Yes, you can sign up via our website or by calling the Fundraising Team on 01246 567250.

The entry price is £20 and closes at midnight, Sunday 16th June.

Your entry includes a pink event t-shirt, flashing bunny ears, halfway refreshments, a medal and bacon cob and hot drink at the finish line.

Can I sign up to the Sparkle Night Walk on the night of the event?

No, entry to the event closes at midnight on Sunday 16th June.

Are children allowed to take part in the Sparkle Night Walk?

Unfortunately, children under 11 are not permitted to take part in this event (this also includes babies in pushchairs). Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

For those under the age of 11 why not take part in our Superhero Night Walk on Saturday 19th  October

Are dogs able to come along on the night?

Sorry, no dogs except Guide Dogs are permitted at this event due to the large amount of people expected to attend, fireworks, loud music and entertainment.

When/where can I collect my Sparkle T-Shirt?

We are holding a number of T-shirt collections in the run up to this year’s Sparkle Night Walk.

*CANCELLED* Saturday 1st June, 9am – 5pm

The Pavement Shopping Centre (next door to Tesco), New Beetwell Street, Chesterfield, S40 1PA

Wednesday 5th June, 9am – 7pm

Fundraising Centre, Unit 89-91 Storforth Lane Trading Estate, Hasland, Chesterfield, S41 0SN

Friday 7th June, 9am – 7pm

Fundraising Centre, Unit 89-91 Storforth Lane Trading Estate, Hasland, Chesterfield, S41 0SN

Saturday 8th June, 9am – 5pm

Fundraising Centre, Unit 89-91 Storforth Lane Trading Estate, Hasland, Chesterfield, S41 0SN

Saturday 15th June, 9am – 5pm

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

Tuesday 18th June, 9am – 7pm

Fundraising Centre, Unit 89-91 Storforth Lane Trading Estate, Hasland, Chesterfield, S41 0SN

 

If you cannot collect your t-shirt on this date, it will be waiting for you at the event. Please go to the Helpdesk when you arrive.

As well as your t-shirt you’ll be given your walker number to wear on the night along with an opportunity to buy merchandise, pick up sponsor forms and talk to our team who will be able to support you with your fundraising.

I am taking part in the Sparkle Night Walk. What time do I arrive?

You will receive an email with all key details for the night. All walkers will set off together at 10pm. Participants start to arrive from 7pm at Chesterfield Football Club for entertainment on stage along with a warm-up. Walkers are advised to arrive no later than 9.30pm

I am taking part in the Sparkle Night Walk. Where do I park?

You will receive an email with all key details for the night. Please try to use public transport or get dropped off at the drop off point at the Glass Yard. Limited Parking is available at Chesterfield Football Club.

The roads are closed. How do I get to the event?

There are diversions in place so please follow the signs and allow additional time to travel.

Read a full list of road closures.

I can no longer attend the Sparkle Night Walk. What do I do?

Walkers – Please let our fundraising team know by emailing [email protected] or by calling 01246 567250

Volunteers – Thank you for letting us know. Sorry you can’t be there on the night. Please let the Events Team know by emailing [email protected] or calling 01246 567250, on the day call James Branson, Event Manager, on 07496 764211.

I can no longer take part in the Sparkle Night Walk. Can someone come in my place?

Yes, we will need to know their details to transfer the place, name, address, date of birth, next of kin details, etc. Please ensure they have the walker number which was given to you with your t-shirt and ask them to report to the Help Desk in the Event Village.

What is the route for the Sparkle Night Walk?

It is a 10k walk starting at finishing from Chesterfield Football Club. The route can be viewed online here.

Where do I get my bunny ears?

You will collect your bunny ears on the night once you’ve arrived at Chesterfield Football Club.

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 the t-shirt collections in the run up to the event.

Will there be toilets at this event?

Yes, there will be toilets you are able to use at Chesterfield Football Club as well as on the A61 bypass,  halfway point at Eastwood Park in Hasland, and other locations enroute.

Will there be food/drink at the event?

There will be snacks available to buy at Chesterfield Football Club before the walk starts. Water and snacks will be provided to all walkers at the halfway point with hot drinks and bacon rolls (or vegan alternatives) being provided at the end of the walk.

We kindly ask that any litter is disposed of properly to help keep Chesterfield tidy.

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

Yes, if you feel like you are unable to continue walking,  please inform one of our marshals who can arrange for a support vehicle to come and collect you.

Will there be first aid at this event?

Yes, St John Ambulance will be in attendance. I you require first aid, or believe another participant does, please inform your nearest marshal.

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.

How do I sign up to be a volunteer?

We do still need volunteers to make this event possible, to cheer walkers on and help keep everyone safe. There are a variety of marshalling locations available out on the route. To sign up just complete this online form.

I am volunteering at the Sparkle Night Walk. What time do I arrive?

Car park and event village volunteers need to arrive at 6pm and are permitted to park in Tesco Extra.

Marshals will need to arrive at 8.30pm and will be contacted by your Zone Manager to confirm your meeting point and time.

Can I still sponsor a screen?

Yes, until Wednesday 19th June, for £100 we can add your business logo to the screens throughout the route. Find out more.

For more information, contact Anna Jinks by emailing [email protected].

Do I bring my sponsorship money on the night?

Please do not bring along your sponsor money on the night.

We are thankful to each and every one of you that fundraises for us, and we kindly ask that you bring any sponsor money in after the event. There are several options of how you can do this, they are the following:

  • Pay it in online
  • Bring it to our Fundraising Centre – Unit 89-91, Storforth Lane Trading Estate, Hasland, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S41 0SN (Open Mon-Fri 10am-4pm)
  • Take it to Ashgate Hospice, Ashgate Road, Old Brampton, Chesterfield, S42 7JD

If you are paying in your sponsor money in person, please bring your sponsor form(s) along with you. If you are paying in your sponsor money online, please ensure that you send any sponsorship forms to us so that we can claim Gift Aid on your donations. Gift Aid is an extra 25p on every pound you give, helping your donation go further. You can send your sponsorship forms to us via post to Fundraising, Ashgate Hospice, Ashgate Road, Old Brampton, Chesterfield, S42 7JD.

Everyone that raises over £80 and pays in their sponsorship money by Monday 31st July will be in with a chance of winning one of our Sparkle prizes!

An aerial view of the walkers
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