Lincolnshire hospice urges residents to sign up for ‘Star Walks’ moonlight walk

Sci-fi enthusiasts are being encouraged to sign up for an innovative event combining Star Wars and fundraising for a Lincolnshire charity this summer.

St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is hosting ‘Star Walks: Lincoln Awakens’, a Star Wars themed 10k sponsored walk on Saturday, September 17.

The moonlight walk is the tenth annual fundraiser of its kind organised by the charity, and follows on from the ‘One Night in a Onesie’ event in 2015.

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.

The route will see the walkers head to Lincoln Cathedral, before making their way along High Street and Yarborough Road on their way back to the leisure centre.

Free food will be on offer with guests treated to Han Solo Halloumi baps or a Padmé pork bap made by Lincolnshire outdoor caterers Meltworks.

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 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.”

Participants must be aged eight or over and under 16s 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, which is valid until June 30.

Every registered participant will receive a free Star Walks branded bag.

To register, visit the St Barnabas Hospice website.