THE St. Rocco’s Ladies Starlight Walk in Warrington is back for 2019, setting off at midnight and taking a brand new route.
For the very first time ladies will be walking through Warrington on Friday June 21 using a route that will bring them right past St. Rocco’s Hospice where there will be an opportunity to take time to place a tea light.
Fundraising Manager, Rachel Ingham said: “We know that many ladies walk in memory of loved ones and so this year, as well as planning a different walk around Warrington, we’re delighted to be able to give ladies the opportunity to take part in this special moment as they pass by.”
The walk will still set off and finish at the Orford Jubilee Hub and ladies will still be able to choose the distance they walk – wither 6.5miles or two circuits to complete the half marathon distance of 13 miles. They will also receive their ‘Get that Friday Feeling’ Starlight t-shirt to walk in and a great night out with the girls! The route is marshalled by an amazing team of volunteers to keep the ladies safe.
Last year the women of Warrington raised nearly £85,000 to enable staff at St. Rocco’s to continue to care for those in our community diagnosed with terminal and life-limiting illnesses.
Rachel Ingham said:
“St. Rocco’s is a local charity which exists to care for local people. It costs £3.6 million every year to continue our care and we rely on the local community to help raise 78% of that amount. Taking part in the Starlight Ladies Walk is a brilliant way of coming together as a community to be there for those who need us at such a difficult time in their lives. Everyone who takes part in the event, either walking or volunteering, has the satisfaction of knowing that all the funds raised will stay in Warrington for the benefit of the Warrington community.”
During January ladies can sign up for an Early Bird price of £12 at www.starlightladieswalk.co.uk.