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01 September 2014

Moonlight Memory Walk for 2014 in Falmouth

Participate in a 5 mile walk around some of the towns most treasured landmarks in aid of Children’s Hospice South West.

Each year, hundreds of women take to the moonlit streets of Falmouth to participate in a 5 mile walk around some of the towns most treasured landmarks in aid of Children’s Hospice South West.

Moonlight Memory Walk celebrating memories with every step

With little government funding, CHSW depends on the generosity of its supporters to ensure they can keep delivering the vital service they provide. The Moonlight Memory Walk plays a crucial role in the funding of the charity and is integral to the free service they provide to families.

The Cause

CHSW is a charity dedicated to creating precious memories for families whose children are living with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions. They rely on the generosity and efforts of people like you to help them to deliver their promise to ‘make the most of short and precious lives across the South West’.

Children’s Hospice South West now have a chain of children’s hospices covering Cornwall, Plymouth, Torbay, Devon, Somerset, North Somerset, Bristol, Bath & North East Somerset and South Gloucestershire.

Childrens Hospice South West Logo

The charity delivers a range of services including short breaks, specialist play, music therapy, activities for siblings, palliative and emergency care, end of life care, and bereavement support.

“Our services are free to families who need us, because we believe that nothing should get in the way of very sick children receiving the very best care. So, with little government funding, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to deliver our promise to ‘make the most of short and precious lives across the South West’.”

The Walk

Last year saw the 5th anniversary of the Moonlight Memory Walk in aid of the CHSW charity, which raised a total in the region of a staggering £35,000!

 More than 400 women gather on The Moor for a candle lit assembly before the walk to remember loved ones affected by life- limiting illness. Each year, participants set off from The Moor at precisely 10pm on their moonlit walk through the town in special event t-shirts and fancy dress.

This years event will be held on Saturday 27th September, the walk takes place along a 5 mile round route, which see’s the ladies passing some of Falmouth’s most beloved landmarks before enjoying a pasty supper and goodie bag at the finish line.

Some of the Moonlight Memory Walkers and their costumes

This year, Merchants Manor have teamed up with CHSW and will be contributing to the goodie bags! Each participant will find one FREE pass to our leisure facilities to enjoy all that we have to offer; including our 12m heated swimming pool, state of the art fitness suite, jacuzzi and Scandinavian barrel sauna!

Registration for the Moonlight Memory Walk is £10, every penny of which will go to Children’s Hospice South West to help them make the most out of short and precious lives across the South West.

For more information or to register yourself, friends and family to take part in this beautiful walk, visit CHSW’s website:

http://www.chsw.org.uk/Moonlight-Memory-Walk

We are supporting the Moonlight Memory Walk Falmouth