Rosemere’s ‘Walk the Lights’ participants to be treated to music from Preston band at the finish line

Posted on - 8th October, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Preston News, South Ribble News
The Inbetweeners band

Live music is set to greet those who are completing Rosemere Cancer Foundation’s ‘Walk the Lights’ this year, in celebration of the return of the event.


The charity is hoping hundreds will turn out on Friday 22 October from 6pm for its ninth annual fundraising family promenade through Blackpool’s world famous illuminations.

The Walk the Lights event

The walk could not take place last year due to Covid restrictions, but some of its most ardent fans still walked the lights from Bispham Tram Station to Starr Gate, but in their own family bubbles during the half term week.

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Now it’s back as a group event, albeit with a staggered start to keep walkers extra safe, there will be the usual free refreshments in Sharples Hall, just over the road from Starr Gate, where local band the Inbetweeners will perform to
keep the celebratory atmosphere going.

People registering for the event

Dan Hill, chief officer of Rosemere Cancer Foundation, said: “Losing the walk last year was a huge blow as in past years, it has raised as much as £15,000 for us.

“It was also sad because Walk the Lights is such a great family night out. People dress up, you have the lights, it’s busy, you walk by the Tower and then everyone gets together in Sharples Hall for a little party. We are thrilled to have it back!”

Entry is £10 per person but children aged five and under and dogs can attend for free. There will also be on the night entries in Bispham but these will be priced at £15 per person.

To sign up for Walk the Lights, go to

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