Southern Area Hospice Services invite you, your family and friends to join our 13th Annual Midnight Memory Walk, on Saturday 2nd October 2021* which is very kindly sponsored once again by our friends at Kelly’s, Warrenpoint. This year, we are delighted to give our dedicated walkers the preference of either joining us on the evening, departing from St Colman’s College Newry or taking part virtually by completing your own Memory walk – choose your own time, place and distance to walk.
Midnight Memory Walk Event:
Our sign-in desk will open from 9.30pm – 10.45pm – unfortunately there will be no new registrations on the night. Our Memory Wall will be displayed on the evening for those who have sent us their special messages on their registration forms. There will also be live music and a short remembrance ceremony before you and your social bubble set off on your Memory Walk. Later, you will be welcomed back, guided by candlelight to receive your special Midnight Walk medal. This 6K walk is a family event although under 16’s must be accompanied by an adult. Numbers allowed to attend the event will be limited so please register now, if you intend to join us.
Virtual Memory Walk:
For those joining us virtually, you will be able to view our Memory Wall messages on our Facebook page on Saturday 2nd October. You will also receive your very own candle bag which you can personalise with the name of your loved one and place on your doorstep to guide you home from your own special walk.
Though Covid-19 continues to affect our ability to fundraise it has not stopped the demand for Hospice care. As this is a sponsored walk, every step makes a difference to our patients and their families. While you walk, our nurses and staff will be working hard - caring for those who need us. So, we would love you to join us either virtually or on the evening, whichever makes you feel most comfortable. Registration is now open. The registration fee is £10 per person (under 16's registration is £5). This is a sponsored walk so please help us raise as much money as possible for our Hospice. We are hoping to raise £25,000 from this fundraising event. We are asking that everyone (over 16) taking part endeavours to raise at least £20 to help us raise this amount.
Once registered, you will receive a walker’s information pack with everything you need to know about joining our event on the night or planning your own virtual walk. We really hope you will join us for this special event and remember your loved one.
We may not all be able to walk together as we traditionally have, but we can still make every step count. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to call us on 028 3026 7711.
*Event date planned to go ahead subject to Covid-19 restrictions. Please note all current Covid-19 guidelines will be adhered to on the night and if for any reason the event cannot go ahead, we will then switch to a completely virtual event. Please ensure we have your email address so that we can communicate with you.
**All memory messages must be received by Thursday 30th September at 5pm to be included in the memory wall on the day of the event.