Why not step out under the stars with Sue Ryder this October and celebrate the memory of a loved one.

Peterborough residents are invited to join national healthcare charity Sue Ryder for their annual 5k or 10k fundraising event.

Sue Ryder Starlight Hike Peterborough will return to Ferry Meadows Country Park on the evening of October 7 nd it is hoped hundreds of walkers will lace up their trainers in support.

The event is open to everyone from the local community to come together, remember and pay tribute to loved ones who have died, raise funds and help Sue Ryder create a future where everyone has access to expert compassionate care and support at the end of their life or following a bereavement.

Registration begins at 5.30pm with pre-walk warm-up from Clubbercise to help people limber up and build the party atmosphere.

At 7pm walkers sporting fancy dress, flashing headwear and neon face paint will set out on a 5k or 10k route around the tranquil setting of the country park with live music along the way.

There will also be an opportunity for participants to place a poignant dedication during the event in honour of someone special to them. Crossing the finishing line, walkers will be rewarded with a well-deserved medal and the knowledge that they’ve done something amazing to remember those close.

Asif Shaheed, community fundraiser at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, said:  “It’s wonderful to be able to bring our community together again this year for a special evening in celebration of loved ones, while raising funds so that Sue Ryder can continue to be there when it matters for families going through the most difficult times of their lives. 

“Our Sue Ryder teams work tirelessly to ensure that our patient’s symptoms and pain are managed so that the end of people’s lives can instead be filled with friendship, family, and love in those final moments together.

“By taking part in Sue Ryder Starlight Hike Peterborough you will be helping us to provide more expert and compassionate palliative care and bereavement support to more people, so pull on your brightest outfits and join us this October for a night under the stars.”

Sign up now for Sue Ryder Starlight Hike Peterborough at: sueryder.org/starlightpeterborough 

Tickets are £15 for adults and £6 for children aged 6-17. Children five and under go free. If you register before the 10th of September, then you receive 20 per cent off adult ticket prices. 

Discounts available for groups of 10 or more and you can contact the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice fundraising team with any queries by emailing thorpe.fundraising@sueryder.org or calling: 01733 225 999.