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26th January 2022

Lanterns to be lit at St Richard’s Hospice walk

A large stately home, Croome Court, is illuminated with pink and purple light. The light reflects onto the lake in front of the house. The sky is dark.

Glowing lanterns lit in memory and celebration of loved ones will illuminate parkland at a hospice’s fundraising walk.

Now in its fourth year, the St Richard’s Hospice Lantern Walk will take place on Saturday, February 12 at the National Trust’s Croome, near Worcester.

The event begins at 4.30pm and involves a 1.5-mile walk through the picturesque grounds of the historic house.

Kelly Johns, Community and Events Fundraising Manager, said: “We are looking forward to holding this event again, following a year’s gap due to the pandemic.

“It’s such a special occasion, which we know holds a poignant meaning for many supporters who walk in memory of loved ones.

Three small lanterns sit on the grass beside the lake in the gardens at St Richard's Hospice. Each lantern contains a glowing LED light. The photo is taken at dusk.
Lanterns lit in the St Richard’s Hospice gardens

“Whether people want to join us to remember someone, or simply to enjoy a beautiful evening’s walk in this stunning setting, everyone is welcome.

“And – parts of the route will be illuminated so guests can experience Croome like never before.

“We ask everyone who takes part to raise funds for our care, helping us continue to be there for patients and loved ones across Worcestershire.”

Everyone taking part – except those under five – will be given a lantern with an LED candle to carry on the walk.

Tickets are £20 for adults, £15 for children, and those under five are free. Family tickets, for two adults and two children under 17, are £60. Booking fees not included.

To book tickets visit www.strichards.org.uk/event/lantern-walk-2022