Children take a moonlit meander for Rowans

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YOUNGSTERS can help a hospice by joining in a night-time walk at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard during half-term week.

The third Children’s Moonlit Memories Meander takes place on November 1 in aid of The Rowans Hospice.

More than 500 children and adults walked one-and-a-half-mile and three-mile routes to raise money for the Purbrook hospice last year.

The meander takes in areas of the naval base not usually open to the public and goes past HMS Victory.

Children aged 16 and under are welcome to take part, accompanied by an adult.

They can decorate a star to bring along on the night which will be displayed in the Historic Dockyard to remember loved ones.

Hannah Wilding, from The Rowans Hospice, said: ‘This will be a magical evening with a fantastic atmosphere.

‘There will be music, entertainment and a warm-up before the start of the walk, marshals to cheer and support everyone en route, and a medal and meal on completion for each child.’

Registration is £5 per child with a sponsorship target of £25. You can register online at One adult can accompany up to four children.

For more information call (023) 9223 8533 or email