Last chance to tackle 10k night walk at Leeds beauty spot

Clare Russell and her family at the Starlight Hike.
Clare Russell and her family at the Starlight Hike.
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TIME is running out for fundraisers to sign up for a late night hike under the stars at a Leeds beauty spot.

Hundreds of fundraisers will tackle the Starlight Hike on Saturday, September 26 at Temple Newsam.

Participants set off at 10pm and follow a marshalled route covering 10k of landscaped gardens and parkland at the historic estate.

The walk starts raises thousands of pounds for Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice and will include live music and entertainment along the route.

Clare Russell, head of clinical services at the hospice, took part in the Starlight Hike last year.

She said: “It was my first Starlight Hike and I really wasn’t sure what to expect.

“I had only been at the hospice as head of clinical services for a few months, but was really keen to get involved with some of the fantastic fundraising events.

“I had already started to realise the importance of these events for the hospice, and had seen first-hand the difference these funds make to the day to day running of the hospice and the impact on patient care and experience.

“I felt really privileged to take part in the event with my children, the atmosphere was fantastic and everyone was so friendly.

“I met and chatted to many different people and families who shared their stories and reasons for participating in the walk.

“It made me feel incredibly proud and really humble to be part of the hospice”.

People taking part in the event are invited to arrive early to register and enjoy the entertainment area.

To register for the walk, visit the website at, call 0113 203 3377.