Sue Ryder - Leckhampton Court Hospice

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Sue Ryder - Leckhampton Court Hospice
Leckhampton Court Hospice
Church Road
Leckhampton
Cheltenham
Gloucestershire
GL53 0QJ

Tel: 01242 230199

Email: leckhampton.fundraising@sueryder.org
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Hundreds light up the Cheltenham night with Starlight Hike

Cheltenham

Hundreds of walkers donned their best fancy dress and glow-in-the-dark accessories on Saturday 15 October for a special hike under the stars to celebrate the memory of loved ones.

Sue Ryder Starlight Hike Cheltenham, sponsored by Capita, saw over 700 people of all ages take on a 10k walk in support of national healthcare charity Sue Ryder.

The spectacle started at St Edward’s Prep School in Charlton Kings, where teams and individuals sporting bright-coloured clothing, flashing headwear and neon face paint soaked up live music from the award-winning Rock Choir and Got 2 Sing, before enjoying a fun disco-style warm-up from Clubbercise.

They then set out on a 10k route around the town of Cheltenham, with the opportunity to pass through the tranquil grounds of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, softly lit with festoon lights, and place a star in honour of someone special to them.

Last year Sue Ryder provided over 830,000 hours of care to thousands of families across the country, including from its Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice. 

Sue Ryder Starlight Hike Cheltenham is expected to raise over £60,000 to help Sue Ryder provide even more expert and compassionate palliative care, and create a future where everyone has access to support at the end of their life or following a bereavement.

Matt Reay, Community Fundraising Manager at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice, said: “We’re absolutely blown away by everyone’s support for this year’s Starlight Hike, turning out in their brightest lights and outfits to make the night an amazing success. You all looked brilliant!

"Thank you to our long-term headline sponsor, Capita Cheltenham, all of our supporters including the very generous Creed Catering, The Exmouth and The Royal for their ongoing support and donations, and of course our dedicated team of volunteers and marshals, without whom we would simply not be able to put on this fantastic event.

“At Sue Ryder we believe that the end of someone’s life is the most important time of their life. Our care teams do all they can to make room for the things that matter – like spending time with loved ones, sharing stories, memories, and filling their final days with love.

“It’s really poignant that Sue Ryder Starlight Hike Cheltenham has helped people make some special memories together, while remembering and celebrating the lives of loved ones who are no longer with us. Next year’s Starlight Hike will take place on Saturday 21st October 2023 and we hope to welcome you back!”

If you weren’t able to take part in this year’s Sue Ryder Starlight Hike Cheltenham there are still plenty of ways you can support Sue Ryder. For inspiration visit sueryder.org/fundraise or email the Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice fundraising team on leckhampton.fundraising@sueryder.org.

Over 700 people took part in Sue Ryder Starlight Hike Cheltenham on Saturday 15 October

Over 700 people took part in Sue Ryder Starlight Hike Cheltenham on Saturday 15 October

 

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