The deadline to enter a fundraising event in Eastbourne has been extended.
Chestnut Tree House’s Night to Remember is taking place at midnight on Saturday 20 May and is open to ladies only to raise money for the children’s hospice.
The walk features flat 5 and 10 mile routes around Eastbourne’s Sovereign Harbour and Seafront and, a new 15 mile ‘Urban Trek’ which adds the hilly streets of Meads and Old Town to the route.
“Whether you are a leisurely stroller or a bold charger, there is a route for you,” says event organiser Kerry O’Neill. “The event is always full of fun and laughter, as well as demonstrations of determination and strength from the ladies who take part. We don’t want anyone to miss out so we have extended registration until Sunday 14 May.”
In order for the event to take place, the charity is also looking for volunteers who can donate a few hours of their time between midnight on 20 May and 4am on 21 May.
67-year-old Andy Phillips from Eastbourne has already signed up to volunteer and is encouraging others to do the same. “I first volunteered because my wife and daughter were taking part in the walk, but I now love being part of the Night to Remember and am really looking forward to this year’s event,” he says.
Since then, he has encouraged his cousin and two friends to volunteer with him. “As marshals, we really have a good time,” he says. “Of course, we have to make sure the ladies are safe, but we also enjoy ourselves. We have a laugh and a joke, a bit of friendly banter, and gee the walkers up when they are flagging.”
Volunteering to marshal doesn’t have to be a long-term commitment – Andy himself volunteers just at this event as it is the only one that fits around his work. Chestnut Tree are happy to hear from anyone who can spare just 4 hours of their time to help them raise vital funds for local children with life-shortening conditions.
All ladies aged 16 and over can take part in the event and anyone aged 16 or over can volunteer. To register go online or call 01323 725095.