So what is the
Sparkle Night Walk?
We're all used to doing things a little differently of late, and the return of the Sparkle Night Walk as a physical event is one of those things! To combat the risks posed by Covid-19 and potential social distancing regulations still being in place, we feel the safest option, at present, is to plan for a staggered start to ease the mass of people across the route at the same time. This new date in September also means it will be dark earlier, meaning we can still cater for as many participants as possible throughout the evening. Don't worry, we will still have the 'Sparkle' atmosphere. We know how much people missed the Sparkle Night Walk in 2020, so we wanted to bring it back for 2021 in the safest way possible.
This year's event will be split into time slots, and your event start time will be allocated to you closer to the event date. You will know your time slot in advance, so you can plan how you are getting to Chesterfield Football Club's Technique Stadium.
Virtual Sparkle will also return in September 2021! Further details will be announced Summer 2021.
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We have never needed
your support more
Ashgate Hospicecare relies on the generosity of our community to raise millions of pounds each year to help fund our specialist care. With our shops having to close and our biggest fundraising events going virtual, Covid continues to impact our fundraising activities.
Help us to keep the magic of the Sparkle Night Walk going so we can continue to provide the exceptional end of life care for which we are known both on our Inpatient Unit at Old Brampton in Chesterfield and in the community. Together, we can help to raise much-needed funds at a time when the demand for our services has never been greater and our funding has never been more uncertain. Every £1 raised will make a huge difference. So, thank you for your support. We wouldn't be here without it.
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Top frequently asked questions
Will there be a virtual aspect to the event happening alongside the physical one?
'Yes! Fun for all the family including dogs! Further details coming Summer 2021.'
What time will the physical event start and end?
This year's event will be split into time slots. Your start time will depend on which time slot you are assigned to. We'll get underway from 8pm in 15 minute intervals. You will know your time slot in advance, so you can plan how you are getting to Chesterfield Football Club's Technique Stadium.
You should allow for around two hours to complete the course. There will be an emergency support vehicle on hand if you are unable to complete the full 10k.
Can I volunteer at this event?
Yes, of course! We need over 150 volunteers each year to ensure that Sparkle can go ahead. We are so grateful for each and every person that gives up their Saturday night to support this amazing event. Please email email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering at this event.
Will Covid-19 impact the event and what restrictions will be in place?
We are very confident that the Sparkle Night Walk will go ahead this year, but we need to be aware that Covid-19 is likely to still be present. We will need to follow all government guidance and restrictions that are in place at the time of the event. This may include wearing a mask, applying hand sanitiser and social distancing. We will monitor the situation in terms of Covid-19 and let everybody know the exact restrictions nearer the event date.
Thank you to Vertu Toyota
This year, the Sparkle Night Walk is very kindly sponsored by Vertu Toyota. Dave Littlewood, General Manager at Vertu Toyota, said:
"As a business, it's really important to help the local community and Ashgate Hospicecare is such a worthy cause. Local people, young and old, are receiving compassionate, specialist end of life and palliative care from Ashgate Hospicecare. I’ve had personal experience of this myself and it’s something very close to my heart. At Vertu Toyota, we're so excited to get involved with the Sparkle Night Walk and raise much-needed funds for our local hospice."
Visit the Vertu Toyota website