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Hold the date for Nightwalk 2019


Start: Saturday, May 18, 2019

End: Saturday, May 18, 2019


Walking from Barnstaple, Bideford, Instow or Torrington. Routes from 3.5 to 11 miles


Ladies only. Age 16 plus

Nightwalk is back... and it's gonna be 80s-tastic! The ladies-only moonlit walk is one of the biggest events of the year, with over 1,000 women striding out to support the work of North Devon Hospice.

This year, we're cranking up the fun and asking you to party like it's 1984! It's gonna be way cool!


With thanks to our Headline Sponsors, Slee Blackwell, and our other business supporters:

This year marks the 35th anniversary of North Devon Hospice. We first started caring for local people in 1984, which is why this year's Nightwalk is going all-out 80's. We want to celebrate this special 35th anniversary year by holding a Nightwalk party to remember!

We’re calling on 1,500 women to get behind the hospice, have some 80s fun, and together raise over £100,000 for our hospice night nurses.

Since 1984, we’ve helped tens of thousands of patients and their families at the most difficult points in their lives. Help us be there for the next 35 years, as we look to raise vital funds for North Devon Hospice. Every penny raised by our Nightwalkers will make a massive difference.

The ladies from headline sponsors, Slee Blackwell, are among the first to sign up and rock out their Nightwalk t-shirts. They are ready to #partylikeits1984!

Enjoy our Tarka Trail route with 80’s dance routines, DJ’s playing non-stop 80s hits to keep your feet – and the party going. We’ll also have Babycham refreshment stations, dance cameos, 80s stiltwalkers and 80s choreography with our  Glowstick dance troupe to give an incredible display. It’s time to ‘boom boom shake the room’.

So come on ladies, book your place, order your t-shirt – and let’s make this a special 80’s night to remember. After all, it would be gross not to!

Sign up now for the discounted price of just £20 (full price on the night will be £35). During registration you will also have the chance to buy your exclusive 'Party Like It's 1984' Nightwalk t-shirt to wear on the night.

Don't delay, sign up today, because the price will increase as we get closer to the event. Don't forget to send this link to your friends (get it on that group message or post it on facebook!) to encourage your mates to sign up and join you too.

There is a route for everyone at Nightwalk 2019. We have walks of varying lengths, with start points across North Devon, allowing even more women across the area the chance to take part. Choose from:

Barnstaple to Bideford (11 miles)
Bideford to Barnstaple (11 miles)
Instow to Barnstaple (7.5 miles)
Instow to Bideford (3.5 miles)
Torrington to Bideford (7 miles)

The routes all take place on the Tarka Trail, with it's amazing scenery and views of the rivers. The beautiful vistas on offer as the sun sets will only be matched by the vibrancy of the ladies taking part who will light up the Tarka Trail in the dark.

Transport will be provided back to your starting point once you have finished your walk, courtesy of Stagecoach. So all you have to worry about is your outfit for the night!

Nightwalk is a sponsored walk. The sponsorship raised by those taking part is what helps North Devon Hospice care for local people. So, once you have signed up, the really important work starts. Last year only 54% of walkers raised sponsorship, so this year we could double the total amount raised for the hospice if every lady taking part in Nightwalk got behind the cause.

It's so easy to do. Choose from the following three ways in which you could quickly and easily raise so money for taking part in Nightwalk:

1 - SET UP AN ONLINE FUNDRAISING PAGE. Click here to visit Virgin Money Giving and create your page in just a few easy steps. Send it round to your friends, family and colleagues, using facebook, twitter or email. You'll be amazed at how quickly you reach £50 or £100.

2 - DO IT FACE TO FACE. When you register, we'll send you a sponsorship form which you can pass around to those closest to you. Fundraising face-to-face is a great way of doing it, because people will understand exactly why you are doing this and will support you. You'll hit your target in no time at all.

3 - HOLD A SMALL FUNDRAISING EVENT. Run a raffle at work, or a pub quiz down your local. Often people prefer to do this rather than asking people for sponsorship. Again, you'll find support easy to come by as it's for a respected local cause. When you register we'll send you some tips to help make this easy peasy.

With thanks to our headline sponsors, Slee Blackwell, and our other business supporters.