Pirates and princesses wanted for Rowans walk

Alex Wardle, from Lee-on-the-Solent, collapsed at home and tragically died in March 2016, aged 23. 

From left: Alex's father, Stephen Wardle, sister Gemma Wardle, Alex Wardle and his mother, Denise Wardle.

Gosport family to keep Alex’s legacy alive by taking part in Great South Run

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REGISTRATION for a walk to help children remember lost loved ones has been launched.

The Rowans Hospice is now gathering names for its fifth children’s Moonlit Memories Meander, where this year there is an optional fancy dress theme of pirates and princesses.

The meander is a sponsored night-time walk for children, which takes place on Thursday, October 30, starting at 6.30pm.

The 1.5-mile circular route goes through areas of the naval base usually closed to the public and past HMS Victory. Participants can walk the route twice to clock up three miles.

There is the opportunity for children to make a memory star and light a candle in St Ann’s Church, within the naval base, in memory of someone who has died.

All children and their accompanying adult have to register in advance. Registration is £5 per child with a sponsorship target of £25 and the accompanying adult walks for free.

Visit rowanshospice.co.uk/booking