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The Lantern Walk 2018

The Lantern Walk

This June, St Oswald’s Hospice will be joined by hundreds of people from across the region, on a very special walk in memory of our loved ones. We would love for you to be part of an evening of celebration and join us for the 2018 Lantern Walk at the Rising Sun Country Park on Saturday 30th June from 7.30pm

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The Lantern Walk is a moving and poignant celebration of life and the chance to reflect on those we love, but are no longer with us.

You do not need to have any previous connection to St Oswald's to remember someone in this way.

The Lantern Walk is an opportunity for you and your family and friends to come together and walk a 5km route at The Rising Sun Country Park, Newcastle in memory of a loved one.

The event begins at 7.30pm with the walk setting off around 9pm. Walkers will carry a paper lantern to light the way along the route as the sun sets, in celebration of the life of the person or people they are remembering. Walkers are encouraged to make a donation or raise funds for St Oswald’s in memory of their loved one to help fund the care of patients both now and in the future. The event will open with music and entertainment, with food and merchandise stalls to ensure you are well fed and dressed for the occasion.

The whole family is welcome to this special, moving and uplifting evening  of remembrance.

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How to take part

There are two ways in which you can take part:

Join us on the Lantern Walk

If you would like to remember someone by joining our 5km Lantern Walk on Saturday 30th June at The Rising Sun Country Park, you can sign up now. Anyone can take part, although under 16’s must be accompanied by a registered adult. To secure your place, complete our registration form or call our team on 0191 246 9123.


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Registration for walkers is £20 for over 16’s and £10 for ages 5-15. Children aged 5 and under can walk for free. The registration fee covers the costs of our event and includes a St Oswald’s t-shirt, paper lantern and a battery operated tea light.

We also encourage our walkers to aim to raise funds to support our vital work by asking friends, family and colleagues to sponsor you or make a donation in the memory of your loved one.

This money will directly support our work with local adults, young people and children. You will receive an information pack when you register, full of handy tips and ideas to support your fundraising.

Every £100 we raise at The Lantern Walk will pay for 20 hours of nursing care for an adult or child with an incurable condition.


Dedicate a lantern in memory

If you would like to remember a loved one through our Lantern Walk campaign but do not wish to take part in the walk, you can make a donation to St Oswald’s Hospice and dedicate a lantern in our display of light. On the evening of the walk, each lantern will glow in memory of someone special, and for a donation towards our work, we will add a lantern for the person you wish to remember.

You will then receive a letter after the event with a photograph of the lanterns, and you are more than welcome to come along on the night to see the display and cheer our walkers on.


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Lantern Walk Memory Wall

This year, we have created an online memory wall. Whether you are walking with us or simply want to make a kind donation, we would love to add a photo of your loved one to our Memory Wall.

Once you have signed up to join or walk or made a donation in memory, please email a photograph to us at enquiries@stoswaldsuk.org stating your loved ones name. Their dedication will then appear on our online Memory Wall.

In loving memory of all of the special people who we love, treasure and will never forget.


To view the 2018 Lantern Walk Memory Wall Click Here


Thank you for considering taking part in our Lantern Walk campaign. All funds raised through your sponsorship and donations will support our vital work with local adults, young people and children in our community.

If you have any further questions, please contact us on 0191 246 9123. We would love to walk with you this summer, and remember those special people who mean so much to us.


Thank you to our 2018 Lantern Walk supporters,
McClure Solicitors. 

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