Tuesday, 24 October 2017

Are you ready for the Starlight Hike?

ACTOR Simon Williams launched this year’s Sue Ryder Starlight Hike on Monday.

This year’s 10km walk will be held in woodland that surrounds the charity’s hospice in Nettlebed after being moved from Green Park in Reading.

About 400 people are expected to take part and organisers hope to raise £20,000.

Mr Williams, who lives in Bix, said: “I think this walk is a very good idea. Autumn is a lovely time of year to be out walking and there will be a good atmosphere.

“If we can get as many people involved as possible that will be great.”

“One of the things Nettlebed is known for is the Sue Ryder hospice and the work they do here is truly wonderful. It is good to support local charities and there is not a family anywhere that hasn’t been affected by illness.”

Pru Sly, a hospice fund-raiser who is leading the event, said: “It is going to be fantastic fun. We have had lots of interest from families and young people and there is a shorter 3km walk for children or anyone who doesn’t feel up to the 10km.

“The walkers will set off in stages and when they get back we will have a fun event in the grounds.”

The walk takes place on October 4th and walkers can register on the day from 2pm and the hike will begin at 3pm with people setting off in groups.

There will be a salsa warm-up before the start and a DJ, belly dancing and refreshments afterwards.

Anyone who would like to take part should call (01491) 641070 or visit www.sueryder.org/starlighthike

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