Sparkle night walk


  • What is the Markovitz Sparkle Night Walk?

The Markovitz Sparkle Night Walk is a fun, inspiring and uplifting night of the year when thousands of men and women take to the streets to raise money for much-needed hospice care in North Derbyshire.

  • When is the Markovitz Sparkle Night Walk?

The Markovitz Sparkle Night Walk will take place on Saturday 19th September 2020.

  • Where does the walk take place?

The event starts and finishes at the Proact Stadium, 1866 Sheffield Road, Chesterfield, S41 8NZ and will lead you around the sights of Chesterfield.

  • What time does it start?

Walkers can arrive at the Proact Stadium from 7.30pm for pre-walk fun and entertainment. The walk starts at 10pm.

  • How long is the walk and how long does it take?

The walk is 10km. Most participants complete the walk in around two to two and a half hours.

  • How much does entry cost?

Early Bird Offer (ends on Tuesday 12th May): £10
Full price entry: £15

  • I can no longer take part in this event, what do I need to do? 

If you can no longer take part please do let us know, it means that we can reassign your number and no resources go to waste. If you could please email we would be really grateful. If you have collected any sponsorship money, please pay it on online. We are currently restricting none essential visitors to the Hospice as well as to our Fundraising Hub at Hasland until further notice, so if you would like to pay it in in person, then please do wait until things are back to normal.

  • What is the minimum sponsorship?

There is no minimum sponsorship amount. However, by fundraising for the hospice, you will be helping to ensure that Ashgate Hospicecare will be here for the future so that we can continue to support the people in our community who need us the most. However, please don’t forget that everyone who raises £100 or more and hands in their sponsorship money by the sponsorship deadline, will be entered into a prize draw to win a light lunch for two at The Peacock in Rowsley. You will arrive in style as a luxury chauffeur driven car will pick you up from home!

  • How will I go about raising sponsorship money due to the Coronavirus outbreak limiting what we can now do?
Don’t worry, we have thought of some brilliant virtual fundraising ideas for you! Whilst you’re at home, you can take the opportunity to have some fun and raise some money for Ashgate Hospicecare. You will find a range of ideas in your fundraising pack, but as these won’t be being posted out until May, you can click here for some ideas in the meantime.
  • Can men take part?

Yes! The Markovitz Sparkle Night Walk is not just for ladies. Shout out to all of the men in your life to take part in this year’s event.

  • Can my child take part?

Children must be aged 11 or over on the date of the event to take part. No children under the age of 11 are permitted.

  • Can my workplace take part as a team?

Yes, it’s a great way to team build, keep fit and do something good for a local cause.

  • Are dogs allowed at the event?

Unfortunately, due to the size and scale of the event, dogs are not permitted.

  • How do I set up a Just Giving page?

It’s quick and easy to set up a fundraising page on JustGiving. Visit our campaign page here, click on the “Start Fundraising” button and create your page. Job done! Your fundraising page is now set up and ready to accept donations. You can personalise your page and share it with your friends and family.

  • How do I get my Sparkle T-shirt?

Every person who signs up for the Markovitz Sparkle Night Walk will get their very own Sparkle T-shirt. T-shirts will not be delivered. There will be two T-shirt collection dates for you to come and collect your Sparkle T-shirt. The details of these collections can be found in your fundraising pack. Please bring your walker number along with you to T-shirt collection. If you cannot make these dates, your T-shirt will be waiting for you to collect at the event.

  • When do I get my bunny ears?

You can pick these up on the night. Each year we are trying to make the event more environmentally friendly. So, if you have a pair of bunny ears from a previous year that still work, please bring them along instead of getting a new pair.

  • When will I receive my fundraising pack?

Every person who signs up will receive a Sparkle fundraising pack. This includes everything you need to know in the run up to the event as well as fundraising tips and much more! Due us having to postpone the event to September, these will now be sent out in the post in May.

  • Can I volunteer at the event?

Of course! Without our amazing team of volunteers, this event simply could not run. If you’d love to get involved, please get in touch by emailing

  • Is there a possibility that the event date could change again?

We hope not. However, as we are still in a period of uncertainty, we will continue to review this revised date to ensure it remains a safe alternative and be in touch again should this change.

  • I have called but can’t seem to get through, are the phone lines currently not working?
Yes, our phone lines are still working. However, as I’m sure you can understand, they are extremely busy at the moment. If you can, please do contact us via email at or send a message to our Sparkle Facebook page by clicking here.
If you have any other questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can send a message to our Sparkle Facebook page or email us at and we will happily help!