Capita takes shine to Starlight Hike

Starlight Hike supporters in fancy dress accompanied by the Capita logo

Kind-hearted staff at Capita in Bishops Cleeve are helping Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice shine as the main sponsor of its Starlight Hike fundraiser this year.

The firm will support Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court’s flagship fundraising event on 21st October, as headline sponsor. It will also enter a team of participants in the walk and provide volunteers to help marshal the event.

Our Leckhampton Court Hospice’s annual 10km Starlight Hike attracts hundreds of supporters from right across the county. Capita’s sponsorship will make sure the event raises as much money as possible to be invested directly into providing specialist hospice care at Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court, home to the only inpatient unit in Gloucestershire providing round-the-clock specialist palliative care.

"We hold Leckhampton Court Hospice close to our hearts"

Nikki Moss is Customer Service Manager at Capita, based in Bishops Cleeve, Cheltenham.

On announcing the sponsorship she said, “We run an active charity support programme and wanted to work with a local charity to give something back to the local community that we are part of.

"As the local hospice for Gloucestershire many of our staff hold Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court Hospice close to their hearts, having had friends or family cared for there. We knew it was the right thing to do to support the hospice in this way, making sure that wonderful care can continue.

“Sponsoring Starlight Hike will help raise awareness of the amazing facilities offered at the hospice, whilst helping to address the increasing challenges faced in continuing to provide specialist care for local families in our community. We’ll invest our time, money and skills to support the event and we’re really excited about making it a real night to remember for all who take part," she concludes.

About Starlight Hike: A Night to Remember

"We’re thrilled Capita have generously agreed to sponsor our event," says Leckhampton Court Hospice Events Fundraiser Matt Reay. "Without their support it would be very difficult to put on Starlight Hike, which is our flagship fundraising event raising vital funds towards the £2 million target we must raise every year to continue providing our care."

The event is the highlight of Sue Ryder Leckhampton Court’s fundraising calendar, and it is hoped that the event will raise more than £30,000 for local hospice care this year.

Starting and finishing at St Edwards Prep School, Cheltenham the evening kicks off with uplifting on-stage entertainment from The Rock Choir and a warm-up from British Military Fitness Cheltenham before hundreds of hikers set out on the 10K walk from 9pm.They’ll follow a marshalled route around Cheltenham, leading to the tranquil softly lit hospice grounds, where walkers will have the opportunity to remember loved ones.

As part of the £12 adult registration fee, each participant will receive a Starlight Hike T-Shirt, goody bag and fundraising support. Families of four and teams of six can also register for £48 and £72.

"Starlight Hike is a really moving and uplifting event and we’re looking forward to working with Capita on putting on a great event raising funds so our specialist hospice care can continue supporting many more local families," adds Matt.

Get involved

To register to take part in Starlight Hike – A Night to Remember, you can visit, email or call 01242 246 162.

Register for Starlight Hike online now


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