Winchester will host its first ever Starlit Trail on Friday 20th September – a sponsored walk through the City organised by Wessex Cancer Trust to raise money for local people living with cancer.
Starting from the Guildhall, you’ll follow a 5km route through the city streets, taking in the historic landmarks and soaking up live entertainment along the way before finishing back at the Guildhall for celebratory fizz and nibbles.
Launching the event at Winchester’s William Walker Pub, Wessex Cancer Trust’s Events Manager Laura Beavis, said:
We’re all about community at Wessex Cancer Trust. We put services in local communities so people affected by cancer have somewhere to go at a time they most need support. Over the last two years we’ve seen a dramatic increase in the number of people we’ve been able to help, but we rely on voluntary donations, and raising money through events like the Starlit Trail is crucial to keep our services running each day. This is a brand new event which will give local people the chance to be a fundraising star and see Winchester in a different light!
Winchester resident Caroline Andrews who visits Wessex Cancer Trust’s Chandler’s Ford Support Centre said:
The support they give me is great because I can just drop in whenever I need to. It definitely helps, and I can get the level of support I need – whether that’s chatting to a befriender over a coffee, having complementary therapies or joining the support groups they put on. If you, or anyone you know is living with a cancer diagnosis, rest assured there’s local support available.
All participants will receive a Starlit Trail T-Shirt, fizz and nibbles at the Guildhall and a fundraising and sponsorship pack to help you reach your target.
Registration starts at £13 for under 16s with a sponsorship goal of £25. For more information and to book visit www.wessexcancer.org.uk/starlittrail2019