After a two year break, the Stars Appeal's Walk for Wards fundraising event is back!
The hugely popular sponsored walk was put on hold because of Covid but it will return to Wilton House on Sunday 3rd July.
What is Walk for Wards?
Walk for Wards is a sponsored walk which raises vital funds for Salisbury District Hospital's Stars Appeal charity.
It's one of the region’s biggest fundraising events, attracting up to 2,000 people. Since it began in 2007 it has raised over £1million.
Money from this year's walk will help the Stars Appeal towards the £1million it aims to raise in 2022 to fund additional equipment, care and facilities which help thousands of patients, families and the NHS staff who care for them.
Lord Pembroke, President of the Stars Appeal, who is hosting the walk said: “I’m so excited to have Walk for Wards back at Wilton House. It’s been a very long wait but it means so much to me and everyone at the hospital. Your support will make a huge difference to the Stars Appeal so please come and join me on Sunday 3rd July for Walk for Wards.”
How long are the walks?
There are 3k, 5k and 10k routes around the beautiful Wilton Estate so something for everyone!
If you take part you'll also receive lunch and admission to the grounds of Wilton House. Walkers must sign up in advance and pledge to raise at least £20 sponsorship which they can choose to benefit the ward or department of their choice at Salisbury District Hospital. All participants wear special signs to show which ward they are supporting or to dedicate their efforts to a loved one.
Where do I sign up for Walk for Wards 2022?
To take part in Walk for Wards, sign up at www.starsappeal.org or telephone 01722 429005 for an entry form. Entry is free but all participants must register in advance.