The Markovitz Sparkle Night Walk is Chesterfield's biggest fundraising event, and that is thanks to you for taking part in this fantastic event and raising money for Ashgate Hospicecare.

Last year, more than 3,000 people marched down the bypass and, together, raised over £263,000. This year, the Markovitz Sparkle Night Walk is set to be even bigger and better than ever before! Your fundraising means that we will be able to meet the needs of future patients with a life-limiting illness, and the people important to them, so that they can make the most of every moment together.

We really couldn't do it without your support!


There are so many ways you can raise your sponsorship money. Take a look at just a few ways you can fundraise for the Markovitz Sparkle Night Walk.

Make a quiz
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Why not create a quiz? Kahoot is the perfect platform to do this, as it’s free and enables you to choose a theme of your choice. Once you’ve done this, just share it on your social media for others to play. Don’t forget to add a suggested donation option for those who take part, this is the perfect way in fundraising through enjoyment

sposored online challenge

For example, have you heard of the ‘Steps’ challenge? Well now is your chance. Do you think you can do 20,000 steps a day for a month? Indoors? Then let’s get to it. You’ll need to make your social media followers aware of your new challenge, so they can sponsor you! It’s important that you have proof of your progression, your supporters will feel more encouraged to donate. Not only will you raise money for a good cause, you’ll release your inner fitness enthusiast!

Online Tea or Coffee Morning

We all know that the British love a cuppa - it’s what we thrive on. Let’s use this to make the ultimate online social gathering, all in aid of the hospice! This is the time to have a chit chat online with those you’ve not seen in a while, explain your reasons for fundraising and why everyone should Sparkle. Everyone who joins will be sure to feel appreciative of your get together and donate towards your fundraiser.

Its Virtual Karaoke Time

What’s your go-to karaoke song? Abba? Cher? Maybe your song of choice fits in with our countdown and you fancy a bit of Earth, Wind and Fire’s ultimate classic ‘September’. Now is the opportunity to offer a boogie-wonderland on your social media and encourage others to get involved! Who wouldn’t want to have fun whilst donating towards a fantastic cause? It’s time to let all your followers know of your mini disco and its purpose. Who knows, you might even have some fellow Sparklers join in with you. Let’s sing for Sparkle!

Competition time

We are so grateful to all of our Sparkle Night Walkers for working hard to raise vital sponsorship for patient care. Every penny makes a difference to the lives of local people. We have teamed up with some fantastic local businesses who have generously donated excellent prizes for our top fundraisers!

Top fundraising team prize*

Italian inspired, Piccolino in Sheffield have donated £150 meal voucher and prosecco for the team who raises the most money

Top individual fundraiser prize*

Our top fundraiser will enjoy a one-night bed and breakfast stay for two people at the DoubleTree by Hilton in Sheffield with complimentary dinner in Marco Pierre White Steakhouse Bar & Grill. Kindly donated by Vine Hotels.

Prize draw for fundraisers who raise £100 or more*

Everyone who raises £100 or more will go 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! Kindly donated by The Peacock at Rowsley and Galaxy Travel.

Good luck! *In order to qualify for the prize your sponsorship will need to be paid into the hospice by 10th November 2020. Winners will be announced on social media and contacted directly.