21st January 2019

Remember loved ones at hospice Lantern Walk

Guests are invited to join a hospice for its second Lantern Walk, helping light up the night sky in memory of loved ones.

The St Richard’s Hospice event will take place at dusk on Saturday, February 9 in the grounds of the National Trust’s Croome, near Worcester.

Glowing lanterns bearing LED candles will illuminate the parkland during the 1.5 mile walk, with many of those attending reflecting on and celebrating the lives of loved ones.

Kelly Johns, hospice Fundraiser, said: “Last year’s Lantern Walk was such a special, memorable event – so we are looking forward to its return this year.

“We know that many will be walking in memory of a loved one and we hope the evening offers a chance to celebrate those special people.

“It’s set to be a magical evening, with areas along the route illuminated – including the house.

“So whether you’re walking in memory of someone, or just to enjoy an atmospheric stroll – we’re sure it will be an evening to remember.”

During the walk, guests will be invited to write messages or leave photos remembering their loved ones.

Croome’s on-site church will be available for those who wish to have some quiet time and light a candle in memory of someone special. There will also be music from the VoxRox choir at the start and finish of the walk.

Everyone over five years old will receive a lantern and LED candle, while glow sticks will be provided for those under five.

Participants are encouraged to raise sponsorship of at least £30 to help support the hospice’s free care to patients, their loved ones and bereaved people across the county.

Tickets are £20 for adults, £15 for children and those under five are free. Registration opens at 4.45pm with the walk beginning at 5.30pm.

To find out more and book tickets, visit www.strichards.org.uk/event/lantern-walk