The annual Starlight Walk in aid of Prospect Hospice drew several hundred walkers to an established favourite in Swindon’s fundraising calendar.
Now in its eighth year, the event has raised thousands of pounds for the hospice, which last year cared for and supported more than 5,700 people from across the community. The income raised from the Starlight Walk is specifically for their nursing care for which Prospect Hospice has received widespread praise. Last year’s theme, Light up the Night, proved such a hit that it was kept this year, with new illuminated surprises and walkers being encouraged to don bright, colourful and glowing clothes for the event.
Richard Wintle of Calyx was there to capture the walkers as the set off.
In September a new event – Run the Rainbow – promises to be equally eye catching in a very different way, as the hospice brings a colour run-style event to the area for the first time. Runners are invited to run, walk, skip or dance the 5km course at Wroughton Airfield, where they will be showered with coloured powder paint, reaching the end in all the colours of the rainbow.
Prospect Hospice organiser Genevieve Arney is urging anyone who is keen to take part to register early. “We are hugely encouraged that so many people have already signed up for Run the Rainbow. We’re so excited about this new event; it promises to be great fun on the day. My message to anyone who wants to take part in either event is to register now while we still have spaces available.”