CHILDREN will once again have the chance to take part in a sponsored walk for The Rowans Hospice.
Formerly the Moonlit Memories Meander and now renamed the Starlit Walk, the event encourages families to join in a stroll around Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and the naval base.
The event, which takes place in the October half-term, has proved popular over the last six years, raising thousands of pounds to support people living in Portsmouth and south-east Hampshire affected by life-limiting illnesses.
The walk starts at 6.30pm and goes past HMS Victory which is illuminated, into Portsmouth Naval Base and back to Boathouse No. 7 where all children receive a medal, snack and drink.
For more of a challenge, there is a choice to walk the one-and-a-half-mile route twice.
Participants also have the opportunity to light a candle in St Ann’s Church, in the naval base, in memory of someone special and to make a memory star to place on the memory board.
Teresa Jeffery, in-memory events fundraiser at The Rowans Hospice, in Purbrook, said: ‘Children love this event and so do all the volunteers who help.
‘It has a great atmosphere with music and entertainment at the start and en route.
‘Everyone is invited to dress up in something shiny, sparkly or bright and to make and decorate a mask if they wish.’
It costs £5 to register a child and an accompanying adult can walk for free.
For more information on the event on October 27 and to register online visit rowanshospice.co.uk.