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Twilight Walk - everything you need to know

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Twilight Walk - everything you need to know

Important Information about your Sponsored Twilight Walk

Welcome Back!

Join us from 6pm at Cyclopark, Gravesend, DA11 7NP

Warm up: 6.45pm

Walk: 7pm

Finish: Cyclopark closes at 10.30pm - all walkers to finish by this time. 

Parking: The maximum cost is £3.60 at Cyclopark from 4pm onwards.  This fee goes to Cyclopark who have not charged us for the use of their facilities and we are grateful for their ongoing support of this event.  

Nearby parking also available next door at Morrison's. 

Parking is not permitted at the hospice.  These spaces are reserved for visitors of our patients and our care team.

Tickets: Your T-shirts are your tickets and you will not need to do anything else when you arrive!

If you have not been able to collect your T-shirts yet, you will be able to collect T-shirts from 6pm from our marquee area on Friday.

light up star shaped head boppers

MAP TO CYCLOPARK

Medals

Your walk route is circular and both the 8km and 12km walks finish at Cyclopark.  You will receive your medal as you return to Cyclopark.

Route Information

This year's route is different from previous years.  There will be signage and marshals to support you, but it is important that you check your directions regularly.  

Roads will not be closed, so you will need to take care when crossing.  Not all of the roads crossings are accessible for wheelchairs and you may need to find an alternative crossing point.

There will be refreshments at the Gurdwara Guru Nanak Darbar.  It will be spectacularly lit up in orange for the night.  They will also have toilets that you can use.  Pubs along the route know that this event is taking place and may also permit you to use their facilities.

The event will close at 10.30pm. Walkers still out on the course at 10.00pm or who are in need, may be picked up by a recovery vehicle. Cyclopark will close at 10.30pm. 

Please do not walk with headphones as this will affect your ability to hear any marshal instructions or emergency vehicles and could put other walkers in danger. 

There are marshals along the route.  They are there to help you and keep you safe.  If you see any incidents, accidents or struggling walkers, or need help yourself, please let them know.

Click on the links below to download your route

Photography

Our photographers will be at Cyclopark, Gurdwara and around the route taking photos and videos.  We will add these photos to a Facebook album as soon as we can after the event.  

We'd love to see your photos too!  We have a Facebook Group called Fundraising with ellenor Hospice which you can join and add your photos.

FACEBOOK GROUP

Walking with Children

If you are walking with young people who have a mobile phone, please check that their phones are fully charged and that they have the contact details they need to get hold of you.

There are likely to be over 1,000 walkers on Friday all wearing similar clothing.  So it is essential that children should be accompanied at all times by a parent, guardian or responsible adult.  Under 16s are not permitted to take part in the walk without an accompanying adult.

We have wristbands for you to write your contact number on for younger walkers.  These are available from our team on the night as you walk in, at registration and at various points around the track.

Cyclopark

The registration area can be used as a meeting point. Team members there will be able to help you if you have been separated from your young walkers.  Please make sure your younger walkers know that this is a safe location.

On the Walk

If you get separated during the walk, please call 07495 903461

There are marshals along our route who will also be a safe location for your young people to wait for you to come to them.  Our marshals will call us and we will be able to update you on the location of your younger walker.

Reporting Issues or Concerns

There will be marshals along all the major crossing points of this route.  Please let them know if you encounter any issues and remain with them if needed.  

T-shirts and Headboppers

picture of headboppers - 2 stars lit up in pinkPhoto of back to t-shirts with message to say walking in memory of Mum and Dad

If it has not been possible for you to collect your T-shirts you will be able to collect them on the night.  Please allow some extra time to do this.

We will also have some additional merchandise including glow sticks, bunny ears and bags available to purchase. 

There is space for you to write messages on the back of your T-shirt.  Many people taking part in this walk do it in memory of a loved one. If you haven't had the chance to write your messages on the back of your T-shirts, there will be a dedicated space in the marquee with permanent markers for you to use.

Sponsorship

There will be an area in our marquee where you will be able to drop off any cash or cheques you have received in sponsorship of your walk.

We're so grateful to every one who has set up their Just Giving pages.  We aim to raise £75,000 from this event to pay for the care and support we give to families living with life limiting illness.  

It's not too late to set up a page and is an easy way to ask family, friends and your network to support you.

JUST GIVING

Exclusive ellenor Water Bottle

Raise over £200 in our Sponsored Twilight Walk 2021 and get an exclusive ellenor water bottle for FREE!

We need around £7 million each year to be able to continue providing our care to families facing life limiting illness.

  • £38 could cover the cost of an online exercise or relaxation session for someone at home.
  • £54 could enable a home meeting between a patient and a hospice nurse.
  • £40 could pay for one hour of exceptional, expert nursing care at the hospice.

 

You don't need to do anything!  We'll get in touch with you a few weeks after the event if you have raised in excess of £200.

To find out more about the support and care we give to families, please click the button below.

FIND OUT MORE

Covid-19 Information

Our event will comply with all government COVID-19 restrictions. 

There may be some people taking part in our walk, living with life limiting illness so it is important that we take some additional measures.

  • If you have a cough, high temperature or other COVID-19 symptoms, you must not attend. Similarly, you should not attend if you have had any of these symptoms within the previous 14 days.  
  • Hand sanitisers will be available around the Cyclopark and the Gurdwara for your use.  You may want to consider bringing your own for when you are out on the route.
  • Anti-bacterial wipes will be available for use on our Selfie Station for you to wipe down the props.
  • Our event takes place outdoors.  We have one well ventilated marquee area for T-shirt collections and on the night registration.
  • You can register using cash, but where possible we would prefer you to pay using cards.  Card machines will be sanitised after each use.
  • To protect vulnerable participants, we politely ask you to consider wearing face masks in crowded areas, including the start line.  
  • There will be signage around Cyclopark to remind us to give each other the space to socially distance ourselves.  

Our Events Team, ellenor staff and volunteers will be on hand to answer any questions you may have on the night.  If you need help sooner, please email  events@ellenor.org.

We've been waiting a long time to welcome you back to this event and we hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

Our sincerest thanks to everyone walking on Friday, you're part of an amazing team helping to provide care and support to families facing life limiting illness.

Thank you for being part of our team!
 
ellenor Events Team
 
e: events@ellenor.org
t: 01322 626506