Starlight Walk set to shine

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Organisers of this year’s St Catherine’s Hospice Starlight Walk are calling all “early bird” would-be entrants.

The hospice, based in Throxenby Lane, is offering a reduced entry fee of £12 for anyone who signs up to the event before June 30.

The event takes place on Saturday September 10 and starts at the hospice at 10pm.

This year’s theme is “Neon” and participants are being encouraged to dig out their glow sticks, don tangerine leg warmers, or pull on a bright blue wig for this year’s fundraiser.

Scarborough’s North and South bays will be aglow in neon colour as walkers “light up the night’ around the 6.5-mile sponsored walk route, ending around midnight.

The fun event is expected to attract hundreds of brightly-dressed supporters to walk under the starlit sky to raise funds for patient care at Saint Catherine’s.

Fundraiser Louise Gravestock said: “Following entertainment and the all-essential warm-up, the walk starts and ends at Saint Catherine’s Hospice in Throxenby Lane and we are looking forward to welcoming supporters old and new to experience what promises to be a night of unique camaraderie, emotion, but above all – lots of neon fun!”

Event sponsor The Harbour Bar in Sandside will once again be kindly providing a halfway point haven and refreshments to refuel supporters and spur them on their way to the finish line.

Entry is £14, or £12 for early birds who register before June 30. Under 16s are free.

Everyone taking part will receive a pair of LED neon shoe laces and a neon snap band, kindly sponsored by Deep Sea Electronics.

Register online via the Saint Catherine’s Hospice website at www.stcatherineshospice-nyorks.org/starlightwalk or call Louise Gravestock on (01723) 378406.

Saint Catherine’s Hospice provides in and out-patient care, neurology support, bereavement support and day care for patients across a 1,600 square mile area, including Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington, Driffield, Hunmanby, Ryedale and Whitby.

Each year the hospice cares for more than 2,000 people from that area, the largest geographical area of any hospice in Britain other than the highlands of Scotland. It costs £6m a year for Saint Catherine’s to provide its hospice services in the area.

• Would like to volunteer for St Catherine’s Hospice?

Opportunities are available in areas such as marketing, IT, driving, social media and shop merchandising.

Call Ian Marshall for details on (01723) 351421.