By Joshua Robinson –
The Kirkwood Memory Walk will return on Saturday 22nd June 2024, with this year’s walk, which is supported by Syngenta, starting and finishing at John Smith’s Stadium, the home of Huddersfield Town and the Huddersfield Giants.
The annual charity event is a chance for the local community to come together for a fun night out with friends and family, and walk six or ten miles. It’s an opportunity to make new memories with loved ones, celebrate the work of The Kirkwood, and raise money to help people in hospice care to improve their quality of life.
The event organisers have just launched a special Early Bird ticket offer, which they hope will make the event more affordable for everyone.
Walkers who sign up by Sunday 7th April will be able to take advantage of a limited-time Early Bird offer of £5 for all adults and children – and people can bring their dogs free of charge.
Everyone who signs up will receive a free t-shirt and a fundraising pack featuring lots of tips and tricks to help people achieve their fundraising target, and everyone who takes part will be presented with a medal at the finish line.
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Rachael Savage, Events Manager with The Kirkwood, said: “The Kirkwood Memory Walk is a huge event for our charity, bringing hundreds of families and friends together for a great night out under the stars.”
“We know things are challenging for people throughout our community right now, so we were really keen to make this year’s walk affordable for the whole family. That’s why we’ve put together an incredible Early Bird Offer. It’s our lowest ever ticket price and we hope it will help to bring more people together for this special fundraising event.”
Organisers are planning to introduce more entertainment at the event than in previous years, with lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy.
Rachael continued: “Whether supporters come along to remember someone they love or enjoy a great night out with friends, we’re going to pull out all the stops to make this year’s event more fun, more entertaining and more emotional than ever before.”
“It’s going to be a great night out for the whole family – we can’t wait to see lots of supporters on the night.”
Over the last 10 years, thousands of people from across Kirklees and beyond have taken part in The Kirkwood Memory Walk, raising hundreds of thousands of pounds to care for people living with life-limiting illnesses.
People can sign up to take part in The Kirkwood Memory Walk at: thekirkwood.org.uk/memorywalk