Saint Catherine's Sunrise Walk - here's how you can take part this year

Saint Catherine’s has launched its annual Sunrise Walk – but in a different format to ensure the safety of everyone taking part.

Monday, 10th August 2020, 3:30 pm
Saint Catherine's Sunrise Walk

The popular event, which last year attracted around 400 people, is usually held on a set date during September and features a 6.5-mile walk around the North and South bays in Scarborough.

However, due to the coronavirus pandemic and ongoing safety guidelines, it is not possible to hold a group event this year.

Instead, Saint Catherine’s is inviting supporters to do their own Sunrise Walk, with family or friends, at a location of their choice, on any day during the month of September.

Saint Catherine's Sunrise Walk.

Participants can set their own distance – and can even jog, run, cycle or swim if they prefer.

Susan Stephenson, communications and marketing manager, said: “We might be walking apart this year, but we are still united together with the aim of supporting patient care at Saint Catherine’s.

"We have continued to look after patients and their loved ones throughout the pandemic and our supporters have continued to help us, in many different and creative ways.

“The Sunrise Walk is our biggest and best-loved annual event, and we hope that despite the challenges we have all faced this year and continue to face, we can come together in spirit and share our sunrise stories, photos and videos.

"We can’t wait to hear from participants about their Sunrise Walk plans.”

All the information about how to take part is below, plus contact details should you have any questions.

Click here if you would like to take part, to register online.

If you are unable to register online, please call (01723) 378406 or email [email protected] to let us know you are taking part.

There is no sign-up fee, but participants can make a donation when registering for an amount of their choice.

There is also the option to request a fundraising pack and sponsor forms if you would like to raise sponsorship.

People are also welcome to set up their own, personal online fundraising page.

Before your walk, if you would like Saint Catherine's to share your story on social media, please send a photo and information about your plans to [email protected] with the subject line ‘Sunrise Walk’, or message them on Facebook.

During your walk, participants are being encouraged to wear something purple - or fancy dress - for Saint Catherine’s. Fancy dress is also encouraged! We would love to see your photos, videos and comments from your walk – if you are happy to share these, please email them to [email protected] or message us on Facebook.

Everyone taking part is asked to ensure they follow the latest government guidelines on social distancing.

If you have raised funds for Saint Catherine’s by taking part, please get in touch afterwards with your total by calling (01723) 378406 or emailing [email protected]

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