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Sue Ryder Starlight Hike Thames Valley

Celebrate the memory of a loved one at Starlight Hike this October while supporting Sue Ryder. Get together with family and friends and walk our 10k route under the stars to remember someone special and help raise vital funds. Together, we can ensure that everyone approaching the end of their lives or living with grief can access the support they need.

Date and time

05 October 2024

05:00pm - 10:00pm


Mapledurham Estate

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Registration fee

Early Bird Adult: £15.87 / Early Bird Youth (6-17 years): £6.39 / Standard Adult: £20.00 / Standard Youth (6-17 years): £8 / 5 and under: Free / On the day tickets (subject to availability) Adult: £23 / Youth £10

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A walk under the stars

Our biggest fundraising event of the year, Starlight Hike Thames Valley, supported by Gravity Personnel and Azego, is returning! Join us at our stunning NEW venue, Mapledurham Estate, on Saturday 5th October at 5.00pm, to walk under the stars whilst raising funds in memory of your loved ones.

Get together with friends and family and challenge yourself to accomplish the 10k route which wraps around the beautiful grounds of the Estate, with stunning views across the Thames. You'll have plenty of time to grab yourself refreshments from the Pattie Wagon, enjoy live music by DJ2Play, join in with Michelle's energetic Zumba warm up, all before setting off on the hike at 6pm.

Near the beginning of the route, you will pass a special remembrance area where you can make a dedication for your loved ones. Around the route you will see stunning light installations, including coloured waves per kilometre marker to help guide you and ensure that you celebrate every step of the way.

Glee choir will be ready to welcome you in harmony at the finish line and you will be handed your well deserved medal. So, sign up today for a night you won't forget. Joining together with hundreds of others to celebrate the lives of those who we love and miss.

Your walker pack and route map

On the night

  • 4.45pm – Parking opens
  • 5.00pm – Registration open / Sign-in for online entries open / Entertainment commences
  • 6.00pm – Walks starts
  • 10.00pm – Event ends

These timings are subject to change.

Together we can ensure no one has to face dying or grief alone

Last year over 8,700 people across the country were cared for by Sue Ryder’s hospice teams, including from our Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice and Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire or in their own homes in the community.

Our dedicated Sue Ryder Nurses manage patients' pain and symptoms, enabling them to spend their final days surrounded by family and friends.

By taking part in Sue Ryder Starlight Hike you’re helping ensure people approaching the end of their life or grieving can access the right support at the right time. There is no one size fits all when it comes to how we cope and the help we need, but together we can ensure, no one has to face dying or grief alone.

Fundraise through JustGiving

Set up a JustGiving page to start fundraising for Sue Ryder and help us to continue providing our care. You can also share your page with family or friends!

Volunteer at Starlight Hike

We’re always on the look out for people to get involved with Starlight Hike as a volunteer. Call us on 0118 9550 433 or email about the roles available.

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Supported by

Sue Ryder Starlight Hike Thames Valley is supported by Azego and Gravity Personnel.

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