Join our ‘Moonlight Memories Walk’ and support Hospice at Home West Cumbria

Don’t miss out on the 2017 80’s themed ‘Moonlight Memories Walk’ party!!!

Four years have passed since our last Midnight Walk and this year we are bringing it back with a truly memorable fundraiser, to celebrate 30 years of providing care in West Cumbria.

Friday 6th October 2017 – open to everyone aged 14 years and over.

Please click on the below link that will take you directly to a page where you can select to buy tickets for our Moonlight Memories Walk.

How much does it cost to enter?

The cost of entry is £15 per person. Your entry fee covers the cost of your participation in the event, your Moonlight Memories Walk t-shirt, bag, medal and snack. All sponsorship money you raise and any donations will go directly to helping our patients, carers and family members affected by a life limiting illness.

Where does the walk go?

The walk follows a six mile route, starting and finishing at the Tesco Supermarket car park along well-lit paved roads through Whitehaven town centre and residential areas.

Will it be safe?

Yes! Your safety is of utmost importance to us and we will take every precaution possible to ensure your safety on the night. The route will be well marshalled by volunteers, supported by St John’s Ambulance and Whitehaven First Responders.

How long will it take?

The walk should take between 2 – 4 hours, but there is certainly no rush and we encourage walkers to go at their own comfortable pace.

How old do you need to be to take part?

You need to be age 14 years or over on the night – 6th October 2017. Any walker between the ages of 14 and 17 must have their registration form signed by a guardian who is 18 years or over. The guardian must also be registered to take part in the walk and must accompany the walker. Each guardian can only be responsible for three under 18 year olds and all 14-17 year olds and guardian forms must be sent together/completed at the same time.

Are there toilets available?

Toilets will be available in Tesco car park the start and at various locations along the route.

Do I need to be fit?

A 6 mile walk is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities, however some training before the event will ensure you can relax on the night and enjoy the experience even more. All participants are responsible for their own medical conditions – please make sure you note down any medical conditions on the back of your walker number and wear it on the night.

If you are in any doubt about your ability to finish the Moonlight Memories Walk, please consult your doctor prior to commencing your exercise programme.

Will there be any refreshments?

There will be a water station on route at the half way point and you will receive a bottle of water and a snack in your MMW bag.

Can I bring my dog?

Yes, as long as dogs are kept on leads at all times and are comfortable within large crowds.

How much sponsorship do I have to raise?

We do not ask for minimum sponsorship amount only that in taking a valuable place in the walk you do your best for a very worthwhile cause. The cost of registering for the walk only covers our costs, so we do hope you will support us by fundraising as much as you can to make the walk a success!

How can I get sponsorship?

We will provide you with a sponsor form in your registration pack and suggest you ask everyone you know to support you. Remind them to tick the gift aid box if they are eligible. We also suggest you set up an online fundraising page via Just Giving. This is a safe way for people to donate with a credit/debit card. You can create individual pages that link to a team page, and enter a memorial if you are walking in memory of a loved one. The link is easy to share on social media and emails.

Get social – use Social Media to promote your event, both Facebook and Twitter have Just Giving integration and are the ideal platforms to promote your fundraising, using the hashtag #MMWforHHWC

Who is eligible to tick the gift aid box?

If the person sponsoring you is a UK tax payer or pays Capital Gains Tax then you can make the donation worth even more. For every £1 you give to us we can claim an extra 25p.

Is the route suitable for wheelchairs?

The route follows paved areas/roads that are suitable for wheelchairs.

Do I need special clothing or footwear?

Your beautiful bright Moonlight Memories Walk t-shirt; this can be customised and personalised as you wish, there will be a prize for the most innovative design! Please wear sensible comfortable footwear that you have worn before e.g. trainers and avoid unsuitable footwear such as sandals or slip on shoes. We would love you to wear your Moonlight Memories Walk t-shirt for training prior to the event to raise awareness and encourage others to take part.

Will there be parking on the night?

Unfortunately there will be no pre-arranged parking available on the night. We advise that walkers are dropped off or car share if possible to avoid congestion. NO parking will be available at Tesco Supermarket. Alternative car parks are situated nearby

What is included in my sign up pack?

Your sign up pack will be sent via email and will include a confirmation letter, sponsor form, fundraising hints & tips, the route map and important information regarding the event.

If you have already signed up to the event and have not received your sign-up pack, please contact our Fundraising Team on 01900 873173.

Can I collect my t-shirt, walker number and goody bag before the event?
There are two pre-registration dates planned where you can collect your t-shirt, walker number and goody bag prior to the event at the following locations:

Saturday 2nd September 2017 from 10am2pm
• Whitehaven Golf Club, Red Lonning, Whitehaven, CA28 8UD
• HHWC Donation Centre, Unit 3, Windermere House, Derwent Howe Industrial Estate, Workington, CA14 3YT
Saturday 23rd September 2017 from 10am2pm
• Whitehaven Golf Club, Red Lonning, Whitehaven, CA28 8UD
• HHWC Donation Centre, Unit 3, Windermere House, Derwent Howe Industrial Estate, Workington, CA14 3YT

Do you have to wear fancy dress?

This is down to personal choice. This year we are embracing the 80’s theme. There will be prizes on the night for the best 80’s male and female themed costume, best dressed group and best decorated male and female t-shirts, so dig out your brightest leg warmers, neon rara skirts, sweat bands and big hair! If you need a little help decorating your t-shirt then The Crafty Workshop (74 Corporation Road, Workington, CA14 2PQ) are holding t-shirt design sessions on Friday 8th and 15th September from 2 pm to 5pm (no booking required). If you’d like to book a session after 5 pm then please telephone 01900 605888.

Can I sign up for someone else?

Yes, if you have their permission, full contact details and payment.

Can I sign up on the day of the event?

Unfortunately there will be no entries accepted on the day, so please sign up as soon as possible to secure your place. Places are limited. The last date for entries is Wednesday 27th September 2017 – no entries will be accepted after this date.
What happens if I haven’t collected my goody bag prior to the event?
You can collect your goody bag and walker number on the day of the event from the HHWC team at Tesco Supermarket. Collection of bags will be from 10 am to 8.30 pm.

Do I need to bring any cash with me on the night?

We will have a wide range of glow accessories on sale during registration and a coffee van for refreshments before the walk, so we do recommend bringing some cash with you.

What if I am unable to finish the walk?

Please try to inform the nearest marshal if you do not intend to finish the walk. We do not take responsibility if you do not complete the walk and leave of your own free will.

If you have any other queries please call the Fundraising Team on 01900 873173 or email


The Moonlight Memories Walk would not be possible if it was not for the generous support of sponsors. Hospice at Home West Cumbria is extremely grateful to Morgan Sindall, Coombe & Sharpe Landscaping and Tesco’s Supermarket in Whitehaven, for their help in making the event possible.



Event Details

Start time:

2017-10-06 22:00:00

End time:

2017-10-06 23:50:00



Tesco - Bransty Row, North Shore, Whitehaven CA28 7XY