Lots of bright blue Forget-Me-Nots in a field

Forget-Me-Not Walk 2020

1st June 2020
Beale Park Wildlife Park and Gardens
Lower Basildon
5km or 10km
Event location map

51.4967966, -1.1091679

This event has been postponed - please find out more information on the event page.

A Forget-Me-Not flower in full pink bloom

Following the latest advice from the Government about limiting social contact, Sue Ryder has made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone all fundraising events with immediate effect. Subsequently, we are sad to announce that this year's Forget-Me-Not Walk has been postponed.

Please know how grateful we are to you for providing such amazing support to Sue Ryder. We rely on your valuable contributions and are as disappointed as you will be that so many fundraising activities cannot go ahead, at least for now.

We will be in touch with updates for the event as soon as we can. Thank you so much for your support. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Fundraising team or the Sue Ryder South Oxfordshire Palliative Care Hub Fundraising team for further information.

Gather with friends, family and hospice staff

Please come and join us at the beautiful grounds of Beale Park and take part in our much-loved annual event, the Forget-Me-Not Walk.  We hold this walk for supporters to have an opportunity to gather with friends, family and our hospice staff to celebrate the lives of those who are gone but not forgotten.

Set against a stunning backdrop of the River Thames in Berkshire, the walk goes though secluded woodland, along the banks of the river and grassland. 

Afterwards walk participants have discounted entry into Beale Park Wildlife Park  where you can enjoy nature at its best with a variety of gardens, sculptures, trails and lakes as well as a fantastic mix of animals and attractions.

By taking on either the 10km or the family friendly 5km route you can help us raise vital funds needed for  your local Sue Ryder hospice so we can continue to provide care for local people and their loved ones at the most difficult time of their lives.

Guests can write a dedication for those they would like to remember on a Forget-Me-Not card, which will be displayed on our special memory tree.

Forget-me-not flowers in full blue bloom in the grass.

We're there when it matters

We would love to encourage you to raise an additional £60 of sponsorship per person. Just £60 could provide one session of bereavement counselling for people and families struggling to cope with the loss of a loved one. 

If you’re taking part as a family we encourage you to raise £140 in sponsorship as this could fund one of our hospice nurses for a day.

The services and care we give to people using the hospice facilities are absolutely free of charge, it is crucial that we continue to fundraise to ensure these are maintained and we can continue to be there when it matters.

Registration starts at 10.00am on the day.

Refreshments will be available after the walk.

Not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

Find out more information on Sue Ryder Duchess of Kent Hospice and Sue Ryder Palliative Care Hub South Oxfordshire, to see the specialist care and support they offer, plus other ways you can help support them. 

Frequently asked questions

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event or is showing the email on my smartphone/tablet acceptable?  

You can bring your printed ticket or use your smartphone.

Will tickets be available on the day?

Tickets will not be available on the day if we reach capacity.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Parking is available but we encourage car sharing.

Will there be refreshments?

Refreshments are available to purchase but please do bring your own water to stay hydrated.

What should I wear?

Please wear sensible footwear and clothing.

When will I receive my t-shirt?

T-shirts will be available to pick up on the day – if you need to change the size you’ve ordered please e-mail us.

Are dogs allowed?

Dogs are allowed on the route but must be kept on a lead at all times and mess must be cleared up by the owners.  Please note that only assistance dogs are allowed in to the Beale Park Animal Park.

Are routes pushchair and wheelchair friendly?

The routes are not suitable for pushchairs or wheelchairs.

Are spectators welcome?

Spectators are welcome.

Do I need to bring cash?

Please bring cash for the stalls and if you are purchasing tickets on the day. It will be possible to pay by card for the tickets.