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Be a hero and join the Hospice Care Hero Walk to support Dorothy House

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Charity, Dorothy House Hospice Care, invites local people to be heroes for a night and take part in their ‘Hospice Care Hero Walk’ fundraiser, previously known as the Bath Moonlight Walk. 

The charity says, “The event takes place between 5pm-10pm on Saturday 7th September in the stunning grounds of the Bath Spa University Campus at Newton Park near Bath. Registration opens at 5pm and the walks start from 6pm.

“Walkers can dress up as their favourite superhero and enjoy hero-themed fun zones as they walk their chosen1km, 5km or 10km route in the beautiful countryside around the university campus which features a lake, woods, meadows, scenic views and a castle. At the start there will be food and drink stalls, a merchandise stall selling superhero masks, capes and glow in the dark headbands, some mystery guests will mingle with the crowds and a DeLorean sports car will be on show along with a selfie wall for photos.  

“Along the walking routes there will be a music zone by the lake, a snow machine in the frozone, plus a bubble zone you can dance through at Newton Farm Foods and a ye olde hero zone at the castle. There will also be a memory area to reflect and remember loved ones. 

“All walkers will receive a free gift before the walk and a free ‘superhero’ drink after the walk. Spectators, supporters, walkers, staff and volunteers are invited to join the hero-themed after-party for a silent disco, a raffle to win a luxury Mulberry handbag, delicious street food, a prosecco stall and a bar, so bring your family along to cheer you on and enjoy the fun. If you can volunteer some time to be a marshal at this event please contact Emily.knight@dorothy house-hospice.org.uk.

“Tickets are £20 for walkers over 12+ years, child tickets are £10 for 2-11years. Entry is free for spectators and children under 2 years and dogs on leads are welcome to participate. There is plenty of parking on site and some public buses run to the university throughout the event, see the website for more transport details. To sign up or find out more visit www.hospicecare heroes.org.uk 

Emily Knight, event fundraiser at Dorothy House said, “Signing up for the Hero Walk will help us fund vital patient care for more people as the hospice aims to double its patient numbers by 2025.  The walk is a fantastic way to celebrate all the heroes involved with Dorothy House such as our patients, family members, carers, fundraisers, nurses, staff and volunteers. We can’t wait to see everyone donning their superhero outfits and enjoying a walk in the gorgeous grounds of Bath Spa University before relaxing with a well-earned drink at our after-party.”

“Walkers are signing up to take part in the Hero Walk for many reasons, some to share a fun evening with friends and family, some to remember a special person in their lives or to thank and celebrate the heroes providing nursing care, fundraising or volunteering at Dorothy House. What will your reason be for signing up?” 

Sign up for the Hero Walk today at www.hospice careheroes.org.uk and be a hospice care hero.