Time for Starlight Hike draws closer

The Starlight Hike, in aid of Sue Ryder, will wind through the grounds of one of the most iconic and historical buildings in Scotland, Glamis Castle, on Saturday, September 1 under the starlight.

As well as providing a fun and social experience, through the Starlight Hike event, the charity aims to recruit 1,000 walkers, and raise £120,000 for its local services here in Angus.

Participants will enjoy a fun warm up before the countdown to start the 10k sponsored walk. At the finish line, all walkers will receive goodies and a well earned breakfast.

According to the charity’s findings, young people are more likely to need a set goal in order to stick to a fitness regime with one in five saying they like a set event or goal to work towards, in contrast to one in 20 people aged over 55.

Jason Suckley, director of fundraising and marketing at Sue Ryder, said: “We know that around 46 per cent of people who have ever taken part in a fundraising walk or run have done so in order to help them get fit, so with the Starlight Hikes we hope to attract participants of all fitness levels to see some of the UKs best known local landmarks – as well as fundraising – in a whole new light.

“We want to encourage as many people as possible to go to our website and sign up for a walk event with a difference.”

In Scotland, Sue Ryder provides homecare to hundreds of people living with complex care needs to ensure they remain independent and are able to live at home for as long as possible including locally the Sue Ryder Homecare service in Arbroath reaching out to different locations including Arbroath, Carnoustie, Monifieth, Forfar, Kirriemuir, Brechin and Montrose. The charity also provides long-term care to people living with neurological and complex care needs who need 24hours care and support through its residential care centre Dee View Court in Aberdeen.

For more information about Starlight Hike visit see www.starlighthike.org