Walk in the Dark returns for Chorley to Preston trek

Posted on - 10th February, 2019 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News, What's On in Preston
Walk in the Dark launch
Walk in the Dark launch

An 11-mile charity walk which ends at Royal Preston Hospital is returning for its 11th year.


Walk in the Dark is organised by the Rosemere Cancer Foundation.

Starting from the A6 at Chorley and South Ribble Hospital hundreds of walkers make their way towards the city.

This year’s walk takes place from 9pm on Saturday 27 April.

A mainly flat route, those walking over the years have raised just short of £300,000.

Bamber Bridge-based construction firm Eric Wright Group are the main sponsor for the event.

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Rosemere’s corporate fundraising manager Cathy Skidmore said: “We are delighted Eric Wright Group has again come forward to support Walk in the Dark.

“Walk in the Dark is an essential event for us and by taking on its sponsorship, Eric Wright Group is effectively covering its staging costs so that every penny raised in entry fees and from walkers being sponsored can go directly to helping us fund projects across Lancashire and South Cumbria to help local people going through cancer treatment right now.”

The entry fee is £10 per person and children under-12 can walk for free. You can also bring your dog.

Walkers are invited to dress up to give the event a carnival atmosphere.

What about parking?

A free bus service is being put on thanks to Preston-based bus service Redline.

It allows people to leave their cars at the finishing point at Royal Preston Hospital and then hop on the free bus to the walk’s start on the A6 near Chorley Hospital.

Buses are being put on from 7pm onwards on the day.

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You can register via the Rosemere website.

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