Stroll into sunset to help hospice

Some of the participants in last year's Sunset Walk at Rockingham Speedway
Some of the participants in last year's Sunset Walk at Rockingham Speedway

Charitable walkers are being encouraged to put their best foot forward and support an annual event to raise money for a Corby hospice.

Rockingham Speedway has teamed up with Lakelands Hospice for the fourth time to hold the Sunset Walk, which takes place at the circuit on Wednesday, June 6.

Since 2009, the walk has raised more than £10,000 for the charity.

Participants have the option to take part in a 1.5-mile walk around the oval circuit or a 3.3 mile stroll which incorporates the longer national circuit layout.

Walkers are being encouraged to wear their underwear over their clothing to show their support, and the theme for children taking part is pirates and princesses.

Lakelands community fundraiser Paul Marlow said: “Cancer is something which affects us all and by holding annual events such as the Sunset Walk, we can help raise awareness and save lives.

“Those who suffer from cancer and other life-limiting illnesses face great challenges every day, this event is a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages to support patients in their community and help raise much needed funds, while enjoying a fun evening out.”

All the money raised from the event will help to support Lakelands and its Hospice at Home Service, which launched in late 2010 and provides end-of-life care in their own homes for people in the Corby area.

Rockingham chief executive Charlotte Orton said: “The Sunset Walk is a fantastic event which enables the community to come together to raise both awareness and vital funds for Lakelands, which provides care and support for families in the area.

“The walk has become an annual date on the Rockingham calendar and is great fun to spend an evening with family, friends and work colleagues.

“We would like to make this year’s event even bigger and better and would encourage everyone to take part.”

This year’s walk starts at 7.15pm with registration from 6.30pm. The circuit is in Mitchell Road, on the Earlstrees industrial estate.

Entry costs £5 per adult, £2 for children aged five to 16 and is free for under-fives.