Be A Star - The Directory Group

Be a star!

Children have the chance to show their support for a great local cause with a special sponsored walk in Portsmouth.

Starlit Walk, in aid of the Rowans Hospice, takes place at 6.30pm on Thursday 27th October, with the route taking the children around Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and HM Naval Base.

The event, which takes place during the October half-term break, has proved very popular over the last six years, raising thousands of pounds to support people living in Portsmouth and south east Hampshire affected by life-limiting illnesses.

The walking route features HMS Victory, illuminated in all her glory, the Naval Base not normally open to the public, and Boathouse No. 7 - where all children receive a medal, snack and drink.

For more of a challenge, there is a choice to walk the 1.5 mile route twice. Participants have the opportunity to light a candle in St Ann’s Church in memory of someone special and to make a memory star to place on the memory board.

Teresa Jeffery, in-memory events fundraiser at the Rowans Hospice, said: “Children love this event and so do all the volunteers who help. It has a great atmosphere with music and entertainment at the start and en route. Everyone is invited to dress up in something shiny, sparkly or bright and to make and decorate a mask if they wish. Come along and be a star!”

It costs £5 to register a child and an accompanying adult can walk for free. For more information and to register online, visit www.rowanshospice.co.uk

The Directory Group covers the following areas within Hampshire and West Sussex: Petersfield, Clanfield, Hayling Island, Cowplain, Waterlooville, Denmead, Purbrook, Widley, Farlington, Cosham, Drayton, Havant, Rowlands Castle, Emsworth, Southbourne, Westbourne, Bosham, Portsmouth, Alton, Alresford, Bentley, Four Marks and Meon Valley