Charity walkers light up the night

East Cheshire Hospice’s Light Up The Night Walk was a big success seeing hundreds of participants set off as the sun set, to celebrate the lives of those no longer with us, and help raise much-needed funds for the work of this vital local charity.

Once again taking place in the beautiful grounds of Capesthorne Hall, the theme for this year’s event was ‘Light Up The Night’, with participants each carrying a lantern, in memory of a loved one no longer with them. Attendees were encouraged to personalise their lantern, which most retained after the walk, with memories and messages to those being remembered

Walkers were able to take part as individuals or in groups of friends and family and, during the walk, attendees also had the opportunity to float a lantern on the moonlit lake at Capesthorne Hall, in celebration of the life of the person or people they were remembering. The evening came to a spectacular conclusion with the traditional firework display, truly helping to illuminate this year’s theme. There was also music, entertainment, and food and drink available throughout the evening.

Those taking part were encouraged to raise sponsorship funds of £50, or make a donation directly to the Hospice, to help support its important work across local communities across Cheshire East can find out more information at:

Speaking after the event, Local MP, David Rutley, said “I was pleased to join Hospice staff and hundreds of other local residents for this moving and uplifting occasion. Light Up The Night is an important opportunity to remember the life of a loved one and support the vital work of this much-valued local charity. I am grateful to all those who assisted in organising this memorable event, and to those who took part.”

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