Hundreds set to take part in Moonlit Memories Walk

The Moonlit Memories Walk
The Moonlit Memories Walk

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Hundreds of people are expected to take part in a poignant walk to remember their loved ones.

Every year, The Rowans Hospice invites families to walk along Southsea seafront as part of their Moonlit Memories Walk.

And with this year celebrating the 10th anniversary of the walk, it is expected to be the biggest and best one yet.

On June 10, people will put on their walking shoes and complete the six or 10-mile route along the seafront, towards the Historic Dockyard and on to Old Portsmouth.

Since launching 10 years ago, more than 10,000 people have taken part raising more than £1m for the Purbrook-based hospice.

And organisers are gunning to reach the £2m mark from the walk this year, with £1.8m already being raised.

Speaking at the launch chief executive of The Rowans Ruth White says: ‘We want people to engage in this and support hospice care.

‘It can be a family event or work colleagues coming together in memory of people.

‘Or you can just do it for a bit of fun.

‘If we raise £200k that will provide hospice at home for everyone who wants to die at home in the city of Portsmouth for a year.

‘That makes a significant difference to the people of Portsmouth.’

Registration for the walk closes at midnight on June 5.

The walk starts in Southsea at 10pm.

Registration costs £20 which includes a T-shirt, medal, cake, banana and drink at start and hot breakfast bap and drink at finish.

To register visit rowanshospice.co.uk/events/moonlit-memories-walk.