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Walk in the Dark 2023

22nd April 2023

Sign up now for our 2023 Walk in the Dark!

This year’s Walk in the Dark, our annual night-time charity trek from Chorley Hospital to Royal Preston, takes place on Saturday April 22nd. Do you fancy joining us?


Please note – our online registration has now closed, but you can register on the night. This costs £20, and our fundraising team will be at Chorley Hospital (near the out-patients entrance) to meet you from 7pm!


Setting off at 8.30pm, the (approximately 11 mile long) route is signposted and marshalled, and there are medals and well deserved refreshments for all walkers too! Plus, there’s a fab warm-up and entertainment on the night, to spur you on.

From Monday 6th February, it will be £15 to take part. Under 12s can join in for free,  and all funds raised will help make a difference for the benefit of local cancer patients, wherever they are cared for across the region.

You can walk in support, in celebration, or in memory of loved ones, you can treat the walk as a fun challenge, or simply as a social activity. It’s completely up to you! All that matters is that you take part and help us raise these crucial funds – you can even bring the dog!

We also love to see our walkers lighting up the dark and dressing as brightly as you can, so feel free to dress as brightly as you like! There will even be face painting available at Chorley, and glow-in-the-dark accessories for sale too. Our fundraising team and fab volunteers will be there on the night from 7pm.


We’d like to give a huge thank you to the Eric Wright Group for the continued support of this event; their kind sponsorship covers the event costs, meaning that as much raised as possible through the event itself can come to support local, life-changing cancer projects.



Important information for all walkers:

  • The walk is open to everyone, however please note that all walkers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult, and children under the age of 12 can take part for free. Dogs are welcome – but they must be on a lead, and you must clean up after them.
  • The walk isn’t a race, although you’re more than welcome to run it if you wish. The route is approximately 11 miles long, so you will need to make sure that you are fit enough to complete that distance.
  • The route will be marshalled and sign posted so you shouldn’t get lost, however all walkers will be given an emergency contact number when they register, just in case of any difficulties.
  • Before the walk starts, we offer a free shuttle bus service from Royal Preston Hospital to take you to the start of the walk at Chorley Hospital – that way, you can park at Preston and walk back towards your car. Places must to be booked in advance for this service, which will leave from the turning circle opposite St Clare’s Church on Sharoe Green Lane, next to the hospital. There will be no shuttle bus at the end of the walk. You can book your coach place here.
  • There will be parking on-site for participants during the walk (Staff Car Park E at Royal Preston, and Visitor Car Park K at Chorley), but you must provide your car registration when booking. If you use a different car on the day, or you decide after booking to leave your car, then you will need to contact us with the correct registration number. This is to ensure you aren’t charged for parking.
  •  Walkers will need to sign in at the start of the walk at Chorley, and you will be allocated a walker number at the registration desk, to attach to your clothing or bag so it is visible at all times during the walk.
  • All walkers take part in the walk at their own risk and the Rosemere Cancer Foundation will not be responsible for any loss, sickness or injury that might occur as a result of taking part. Please be sensible with footwear and dress accordingly, ideally with a warm waterproof jacket.
  • This event is weather dependent and may be cancelled at short notice. It is your responsibility to check that the walk has not been postponed due to bad weather and you can do this by checking our social media accounts and website www.rosemere.org.uk. We will, if we know in advance, email all participants to tell them the walk has been cancelled.
  • PLEASE NOTE – on the day of the walk you will not be able to contact staff on the emergency number until 5.30pm so if there have been no updates on social media please assume the walk is still going ahead as planned. For any questions you have regarding the walk, please ensure you have contacted us on 01772 522913 by 4.30pm on Friday 21st April.
  •  On the day of the walk, participants will need to follow and adhere to the relevant government guidelines around social distancing at that time. The event is solely outdoors and can be undertaken in a socially distanced manner. If you are queuing to sign in at the start of the walk, please respect those around you and stand a relevant distance from them.

In the event of government guidelines being changed between now and 22nd April and the event being postponed, we will seek an alternative date to complete the walk. If this isn’t possible, a refund will be offered to all participants.

  •  By entering online you confirm that you have read and accept the conditions of entry to Walk in the Dark and the rules and conditions of the event.

If you have any queries at all, please call the charity office on 01772 522 913, or email rosemere@lthtr.nhs.uk.




22nd April 2023


Chorley and District Hospital
Preston Road
Chorley, PR7 1PP
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