We're inviting walkers to ‘glow crazy’ and support our annual sponsored walkathon on Friday 8 September.
Registration is now open for Lindsey Lodge Hospice & Healthcare’s iconic Glow Walk, which has raised over £615k in funds for our Burringham Road based charity over the years.
Lindsey Lodge Head of Fundraising Kirsty Walker said: “Our Glow Walk is one of the best loved mass participation events in our calendar, and last year saw a record number of over 550 walkers taking part, raising over £46k! So we’re hoping our local community turn out to support us again this year.”
She added: “As well as our traditional 10 mile route, we’re offering a shorter five mile route again this year, to encourage as many people as possible to get involved and experience the very special atmosphere that the Glow Walk evening brings.”
As well as pre-event music and a fun warm up, glow walkers are encouraged to literally light up the night with their outfits and accessories, whilst raising sponsorship to provide the much-needed funds Lindsey Lodge needs to continue to provide its care.
Kirsty said “For the last mile of the walk we are offering our walkers the option to walk with a memory lantern to remember their loved one.
“When they return to the Hospice there will be a designated area in our garden where they leave their candle on the letters spelling out ‘Glow’ and write a message if they wish. There will also be a screen sharing memory photos of our walkers’ loved ones, which they can send in to us in advance.”
She added: “Whether it’s to walk in memory of a friend or loved one, a way of keeping fit, or simply to do something different with your friends on a Friday night – whatever the reason, you’ll be sure of a fantastic night – all in aid of Lindsey Lodge.”
Entry for the Glow Walk costs £15 per person, which is discounted to £12.50 per person for teams of over five people. This also includes a free T-shirt, as well as a finisher’s medal for everyone who completes the walk.
Participants will also receive a fundraising pack to support them with their training and preparation, as well as ideas for gaining the all-important sponsorship.
Kirsty said: “We expanded our inpatient bed capacity from 10 beds to 16 last year, and demand for our care is higher than ever, so every penny raised from this event will ensure we can continue to provide our specialist services to North Lincolnshire patients and families.”