East Lancashire Hospice

Virtual Starlight Memories Walk 2021

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Due to the lifting of lockdown being delayed and the current rise in COVID19 infections in Blackburn with Darwen, to protect the hospice and our community, we have made the decision to make this year's Starlight Memories Walk virtual.

This gives you the freedom to walk in memory of your loved one wherever and whenever you like for East Lancashire Hospice, between 3rd - 31st July 2021.

Please join our closed facebook group – Virtual Starlight Memories Walk Challenge and upload your photos using -  #Starlig­htStrollELH

Don’t forget to set up your online giving pages to raise money for patient care.
Justgiving – https://­www.­justgiving.­com/
Facebook donate – select your status and choose raising money

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How Much? The event is FREE to register, but a donation MUST be made to take part. If you raise sponsorship of over £50 per person, you will receive a certificate and star or heart lapel badge.

All the money you raise from this event will help us carry on caring for patients in our community.

Who? Anyone can take part in the Starlight Memories Walk. Sign up with family, friends and work colleagues. Dogs are allowed on the walk but must be kept on a lead at all times and are the respon­sibility of the owner.

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What you get - 

  • Each participant will receive FREE a Starlight Memories Walk t-shirt with a space on the back to write the name of the person they are walking for - you will be notified when these are available to collect from Merton House. 
  • Certificate and star or heart lapel badge for those who achieve £50 or more in sponsorship.
  • FREE candle memory bag and  candle.
  • Full support from the Fundraising Team to help you fundraise and achieve the £50 sponsorship goal.

This year the Starlight Memories Walk is sponsored by Nybble IT and MD Ram Gupta describes what the event means to him and his family:

“The pandemic has left huge gaps in the hospice’s finances. It needs our support more than ever to be able to deliver the all-important end of life care services we all hope we never need to rely on. After losing a loved one earlier this year, it was an absolute honour to be able to support such a worthy cause and allow other people to walk and remember those that they have lost. We will be walking for our beloved father, Omprakash Gupta, who lost his life in May 2020.

Every step of the Starlight walk is part of an emotional journey, in remembrance and comme­­mora­­tion of your dearly departed..”

Read Ram's story here

Please read the event T&C's available on our website before registering

How to fundraise

There are many ways you can raise sponsorship for taking part in the Starlight Memories Walk.
Download a sponsorship form here.

Or download our How To Guide with all you need to know to set up fundraising pages.

Please contact the Fundraising Team if you have any questions for raising sponsorship.

Tell us why you are walking the Starlight Memories Walk for East Lancashire Hospice by contacting our Fundraising Team on (01254) 287011 or email info@eastlancshospice.org.uk 

Sponsored by:                                Supported by East Ribble District Freemasons:
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Please note - If you are registering more than one person, please register the name of each individual taking part.
A donation MUST be made to receive a place onto the walk.