Walk in memory of a loved one this October
Join us on Saturday 2 October in our new event village, Kimberley Park, Falmouth to complete our 5 mile circular memory walk or take part virtually.
Moonlight Memory Walk will be an incredibly special event as not only are we allowed to walk together in person this year, but it's also our 30th Anniversary!
This uplifting event is an evening where we remember our loved ones and join together for a special candle lit ceremony. The memory ceremony at 9.00pm gives walkers an opportunity to reflect, remember and celebrate the lives of loved ones with readings, music and a touching display of lit memory candles. This will be broadcast live from our CHSW Facebook page for those who are taking part virtually.
At 10.00pm, walkers will set off along the paths of the beautiful Kimberley Park and complete a guided 5 mile walk around Falmouth and return to a hot drink, pasty and goody bag.
We have limited the spaces to just 300 spaces in Falmouth this year to ensure we can keep everyone safe on the evening, so register today to take part!
By taking part and fundraising in memory of your loved one, you’ll be supporting the families who use our hospices, helping them to create their own precious memories that will last a lifetime. Individuals who raise over £100 will be automatically entered into our free prize draw. Participants who raise sponsorship of £30 will be sent our 30th Anniversary commemorative medal.
To keep up to date with information about the evening join our Facebook Group.
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Walk and fundraise in memory of your loved one
By taking part in this years Moonlight Memory Walk and fundraising in memory of your loved one, you'll be supporting the vital care provided to over 500 families at our three hospices.
To celebrate our 30th Anniversary this year we are asking supporters to join with us in raising £30,000 for each of our hospices. With your support CHSW will be here for another 30 years supporting families across the South West.
- Set up an online giving page in memory of your loved one.
- Invite friends and family to join you for this years Moonlight Memory Walk and fundraise together.
- Auction off a cake or hold a coffee morning* Use the sponsor form provided in your memory pack.
You can pay your sponsorship money in online or you can send it in by post to: Little Harbour, Porthpean Road, Porthpean, St Austell, PL26 6AZ.
*Please adhere to the latest social distancing guidelines
Make a dedication
A special added feature of this event is the Moonlight Memory Walk dedication page where you can add your loved one's name, photo and a personal message.
You're welcome to set up more than one dedication of different loved ones and their names will appear on this dedication page for you, your friends and family members to visit and there is the added option to make a donation in their memory when you set this up.
Your loved ones' names will also be a part of our memory ceremony on the evening of 2 October. If you do not want them to appear, please email Kiley to ask for their names to be omitted.
Special memory ceremony
On the Evening in Falmouth
- 7.00pm - Event village opens
- 9.00pm - Memory ceremony begins
- 9.45pm – Safety Briefing and warm up
- 10.00pm - Start of walk
- 11.45pm - Approx finish time
Kimberley Park, Falmouth, Cornwall, TR11 2DA
Join us in our new event village of Kimberley Park from 7.00pm where you need to sign in, hand in your candle bag and collect your T-shirt. We ask you arrive by 8.45pm ready for the memory ceremony to start at 9.00pm. Please note that only those registered for the event will be able to gain access into the event village on the night by showing your walker number.
Don’t forget to bring with you a torch or head lamp, bottle of water, comfortable shoes, a warm coat and fancy dress.
There will be face painting, merchandise and food to buy and music.
After the warm up and safety briefing at 9.50pm, walkers will depart in groups from 10.00pm to start their five mile circular walk.
When walker’s arrive back at The Moor the CHSW Team will have a hot drink, pasty and goody bag ready for you.
Special memory ceremony
At 9.00pm on 2 October, walkers taking part in Falmouth and those taking part virtually will join our very special 45-minute Memory Ceremony where we will celebrate and remember the lives of those no longer with us. For those taking part virtually, join with your loved ones to watch the heart-warming memory ceremony broadcast on the CHSW Facebook page live from Kimberley Park in Falmouth.
During the ceremony we will join together to light our candles and listen to a special song dedicated to your loved ones, readings and poems and celebrate the lives of those no longer with us with a 2 minute applause, while their names appear on the screen.
If you have not set up a dedication in memory of your loved one but would like their name to still be part of the ceremony, please email Kiley.
Please join the Facebook Group to enable you, your friends and family to watch the memory ceremony on the night.
If you are completing your own memory walk virtually, you can decide when to complete your walk. You can choose to complete it at the same time as the in person event by starting at 10.00pm on Saturday evening or you are welcome to complete it at any other time during daylight hours or even a different day.
Walk in your own time, in your town and you choose the distance.
If you are unable to join us in Falmouth on the evening, we invite you to take part virtually by walking five miles or a distance of your choice in your own time and raising sponsorship. We recommend you choose an appropriate time to walk in daylight hours.
We'll send you a memory pack that includes a “I am walking for..." back sign, memory box and candle bag to decorate and a tea light.
You can join the memory ceremony virtually at 9.00pm on the evening by joining us via Facebook Live – join the Facebook Group for the link. We wil ask you to light your candle for your loved ones alongside us during the event.
Leave your loved ones dedication on our special memory walk in memory page and your loved ones names will be added to the memory ceremony on the evening.