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Rowan’s Hospice – Children’s Starlit Walk 2017
25th October 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm£5.00
Mother Teresa’s “call” was caring for the sick and poor. In 1952, she established a hospice where the terminally ill could die with dignity. So we support beautiful places of peace and care that the wonderful staff at the Rowan’s Hospice provides for all who enter it’s doors.
All children, from 0-16 years, are invited to join us in a sponsored evening walk round the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard in aid of Rowan’s Hospice
It’s a truly magical evening; HMS Victory will be illuminated We are delighted the Historic Dockyard has given us the go-ahead for our 8th Starlit Walk; a 1.5 mile sponsored walk within the Royal Navy base. The route leads the children, under 16, into areas usually closed to the public, including St Ann’s Church where they light a candle in-memory of a loved one and hang their memory star.
Last year over 400 children, accompanied by an adult, completed the walk and raised over £25,000; all monies raised contributes to the wonderful services, and facilities, offered free of charge to those within the community seeking palliative care.
May I request your support once again?
The event is held during half term Wednesday, 25 October and commences at 6:30pm. Registration is £5 per child whilst the accompanying adult is free (only 1 adult per child). Children are asked to raise a suggested £25 sponsorship and we give them ideas how to raise the funds.
and we will explore the secret areas around the Dockyard, areas usually closed to the public. Every child will receive a fabulous medal, a hot drink and snack on completion.
There is an optional dressing up theme this year: Pirates & Princesses!
Location: Portsmouth Historic Dockyard
Route Length: Choose to walk 1.5 miles or, 3 miles.
Registration Fee: £5 per child
Suggested Sponsorship Target: £25
At the time of her death, Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity had over 4,000 sisters and hundreds of thousand of volunteers working in hundreds of centres around the world. These included homes for orphaned children, homes for people with HIV/AIDS, leper colonies, and hospices for the terminally ill.