North Devon’s biggest fundraising event, Nightwalk, is back for 2022 at a special new location.
Organisers have announced the stunning grounds of the Castle Hill estate in Filleigh as the venue for the ladies-only moonlit walk, which raises much-needed funds for North Devon Hospice.
Taking place on Saturday, September 10, Nightwalk will be a celebration of colour and lights, around the beautiful trails and enchanting woodland of Castle Hill.
Women will walk taller than the trees in support of local people being cared for by the hospice. Registration is now open, with a special early bird offer of just £20, but only until midnight on 19th May.
Kate Kilburn, from North Devon Hospice, said it was exciting to announce Nightwalk’s brand-new location: “This is a totally unique opportunity to explore the grounds of Castle Hill at night and see them from a whole new perspective, as we sprinkle our Nightwalk magic along the route. It is a stunning venue, which will really come to life as the sun sets, and we cannot wait to welcome everyone along. Last year’s Nightwalk was a sell-out, so we thoroughly recommend ladies registering now to avoid disappointment.”
Kerry Milton, a nurse on North Devon Hospice’s Bedded Unit, has taken part in Nightwalk many times. She said she is looking forward to the evening, with everyone being together again: “I always look forward to Nightwalk because it’s a real celebration. It’s humbling to see so many women walk together, in support of the patients and families we care for. I know that every woman I’m walking with is helping to improve quality of life for those in our community who are facing an illness such as cancer.”
“It has been a tough couple of years, caring for local patients and families in their time of need, with the additional stresses and complications of Covid. We are also now seeing an increase in the number of people who need our care, so the support of local people has never been more important.
“With your help, we can be there for everyone dealing with a life-limiting illness. I hope lots of ladies join me and sign up to Nightwalk now, to show their support and enjoy a really magical evening together.”
Kate added: “Everyone’s life is a story, and the ending matters. Help bring dignity to those facing their final days, weeks or month. Join us for Nightwalk and let’s walk taller than the trees for local care.”
Register for Nightwalk now for only £20. But hurry because this early bird offer only lasts until 19th May. Sign up today at nightwalk.co.uk
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