Lincolnshire hospice to host Star Wars inspired fundraiser

The route will take participants past the iconic Lincoln Cathedral

Lightsabers at the ready as Lincoln prepares for Star Wars themed sponsored event

Lincoln, 16th February 2016 – Sci-fi enthusiasts from across Lincolnshire are being encouraged to sign up to a sponsored walk being held in Lincoln this summer.

Local independent charity St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice are hosting Star Walks: Lincoln Awakens, a Star Wars themed 10k walk on Saturday 17th September.

Participants will start the 10k walk at Yarborough Leisure Centre where they will be greeted by favourites from the film and warm up with Jedi training. There will also be free food after the walk with guests treated to Han Solo Halloumi baps or a Padmé pork bap courtesy of Meltworks, local Lincolnshire outdoor caterers.

Becky Otter, Event Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said:

“We are really excited to be bringing this fabulous new event to Lincoln, which will provide our community with a chance to celebrate their love for Star Wars and their passion for raising money.

“Whether you choose to walk for the Light Side or the Dark Side the evening is set to be a fun family evening out. Participants will follow the path through the Lincoln galactic journey where film favourites will be cheering them on. There will even by a musical surprise half way!”

Star Walks: Lincoln Awakens is the tenth annual Moonlight Walk the charity has hosted which was last year themed One Night in a Onesie.

The route will see participants leave Yarborough Leisure Centre and head to Lincoln Cathedral before making there way along the High Street and on to Yarborough Road to return to the leisure centre.

Becky said: “Star Walks is an exciting opportunity for us to offer something new to our loyal supporters and this year we are hoping to see more than 1,000 people join us in crossing the finish line.

“Whether you choose to take on this intergalactic adventure for fun or to support the hospice, you’ll need all the power of the Force!”

To take part, participants must be at least eight years old, and anyone aged 16 or under must be accompanied by an adult. Adults can take advantage of the early bird price of just £12 and children are charged a flat rate fee of £7.

Participants can also buy an early bird family ticket (two adults and two children) for just £30. The early bird price is valid until 30th June 2016. Every registered participant will receive a free Star Walks branded bag.

Register at: www.stbarnabashospice.co.uk/starwalks

For more information please contact Becky Otter, Events Manager on 01522 559 516 or e-mail becky.otter@stbarnabashospice.co.uk

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