At a glance
Lights, live music, and a little bit of magic. Party, DJs, and entertainment along the Tarka Trail.
Start: Saturday, May 20, 2023 / 19:30
End: Saturday, May 20, 2023 / 23:59
A choice of routes between Bideford and Barnstaple
Women and girls, aged 11+ (under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)
Missed the registration deadline?
There is no need to worry, you can register on the night and join in with our fantastic Nightwalk.
Simply come along to your chosen start point, Barnstaple Rugby Club, Bideford Rugby Club or Instow Yatch Club. No earlier than 7pm with £20 registration fee.
There will be signposts and staff to direct you to the 'on the night' registration desk where we will take your contact details, registration fee and then you will be ready to join in on the fun!
Women of North Devon, we are overjoyed to let you know that Nightwalk is back for 2023. After two postponements due to unavoidable national events, Nightwalk is back on the track, returning to the Tarka Trail on Saturday 20th May.
We know that so many of you missed the opportunity to party with us at Castle Hill back in September when the event was postponed after the death of Queen Elizabeth II. But we will make it up to you by putting on an even bigger and better party, at a venue that’s more accessible and more of a fun fundraising challenge. You also now have a choice of routes to make the Nightwalk party suit you.
The majority of people North Devon Hospice cares for are women. They may be facing a terminal diagnosis, or they may be caring for their partner or parent who is affected by a life-limiting illness, often while juggling work and other commitments themselves. Your Nightwalk fundraising means that these women don’t need to face this alone. You can be there for them, every step of the way.
Taking part and fundraising for Nightwalk will allow women across North Devon access to physical and emotional care from the hospice when facing a life-limiting illness or bereavement. There are four routes to choose from:
- Bideford Rugby Club to Barnstaple Rugby Club (11 miles)
- Barnstaple Rugby Club to Bideford Rugby Club (11 miles)
- Instow Yacht Club to Barnstaple Rugby Club (7 miles)
- Instow Yacht Club to Bideford Rugby Club (4 miles)
Register for Nightwalk today and take on this challenge together, we want to support the women of North Devon through their darkest times, let’s party back on the track for 2023.
What is Nightwalk?
Nightwalk is a women-only (and girls) sponsored walk challenge with lights, music and parties!
Nightwalk 2023 has four routes to choose from. The Bideford - Barnstaple/ Barnstaple - Bideford routes are around 10 miles, the Instow - Bideford route is 4 miles and the Instow to Barnstaple route is 7 miles.
Light shows, live music and a little magic await you. Walk (and dance) in memory of loved ones, support your friends, or just come along for the party and prosecco.
Together, you are doing something amazing for local people.
What’s included with your Nightwalk registration:
- A lively and fun party and walk along North Devon's Tarka Trail at night, with music, lights and party entertainment throughout the route
- Live entertainment of dance groups and instrumental bands
- Free prosecco
- Fabulous local DJ
- Cake and hot drinks
- Selfie stations and props to make memories with those you are walking with
Your Nightwalk registration fee covers the cost of staging this memorable evening. The donations and sponsorship from Nightwalkers like you will help care for local people and ensure that their final days are filled with dignity and peace, free from pain.
- £42 supplies a patient on our Bedded Unit with oxygen for one day
- £84 allows our Hospice to Home nurses to travel to see local patients in their own homes
- £153 keeps our entire Bedded Unit running for an hour
It's so easy to raise money to support local families. When you register, you can choose to either:
SET UP AN ONLINE FUNDRAISING PAGE
Simply click here to set up your Nightwalk Just Giving page. Send the link to your friends, family and colleagues using Facebook, Whatsapp, or email. You'll be amazed at how quickly you reach £50 or £100. Once you set up your Just Giving, we'll keep in touch with tips and support on how to raise as much as possible for local families.
If you'd rather have a paper sponsor form, you can download one here.
MAKE A DONATION
If you would prefer to not ask for sponsorship or do any fundraising, you can make a £50 donation instead when registering. Many people prefer to do this, and it's really easy and straightforward.
Every pound raised by Nightwalkers like you will help ensure that local people facing the end of their life, or the loss of a loved one, do not have to do it alone.
Get your free Nightwalk sweatshirt
To thank you for raising your vital sponsorship, we wanted to give something back. If you raise £100 or more, you will get a limited edition Nightwalk sweatshirt ✨ all thanks to our main sponsors Webbers!
Your limited edition Nightwalk sweatshirt is a special reminder of the amazing effort you have gone to for North Devon Hospice patients.
Wear yours with pride and remember that you are a Hospice Hero!
HOW TO EASILY REACH YOUR FUNDRAISING TARGET
- Personalising your Just Giving page with a summary of why you’re supporting North Devon Hospice can lead to 36% more donations. So tell people why you're doing it (copy and paste this if you need inspiration!)
I'm taking part in Nightwalk 2023, where women from North Devon step out together and support local people who desperately need our help.
Life is a story and the ending matters. By sponsoring my Nightwalk, you can make sure North Devon Hospice patients don't have to face their final days alone or in pain. A comfortable, dignified death is what everyone deserves. With the right care, a beautiful ending is very much possible.
Please sponsor me to walk for local people and their families.
- Every share on social media is worth an average of £10. So share with your community as often as you can. (copy and paste this message if you're stuck on how to ask)
I'm taking part in the Nightwalk for North Devon Hospice to help raise funds to care for local people at the end of their lives, allowing them to die with dignity and free of pain. Can you help me reach my target? Any small amount you can give me will mean so much to the patients of the hospice!
- Ask your friends to sponsor you in WhatsApp (or copy and paste this message)
Hi, I'm taking part in the Nightwalk for North Devon Hospice and would be so grateful if you would sponsor me. North Devon Hospice care for local people at the end of their lives, allowing a beautiful end to their life story. Any small amount you can give me will mean so much to me and their patients.
- Fundraising pages with updates, photos or videos tend to raise 14% more per photo. So make sure to keep updating your Just Giving page with photos from Nightwalk after the event to encourage those who are yet to sponsor you.
Safety and Accessibility
We have tried our hardest to make Nightwalk accessible for all. If you have any limited mobility or questions about the route, don't hesitate to get in touch with the Fundraising Team at email@example.com.
Girls Aged 11+
This year we are pleased to announce that we are opening Nightwalk to girls aged 11+, to enjoy the evening with family and friends and experience the magic of Nightwalk. All girls under the age of 18+ must be accompanied by an adult and walk with them on the evening.
Our Nightwalk Sponsors
Without our fantastic sponsors, we simply couldn't stage such a large-scale and magical event as Nightwalk. Thank you to all the local companies who have shown their support by sponsoring or offering gifts in kind, it really does make a difference to local people.
Interested in volunteering at Nightwalk instead? Click the button below to complete our short form and we'll get in touch!