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Walk in the Dark 2024

27th April 2024

Our Walk in the Dark is back for 2024!

This year’s Walk in the Dark, our annual night-time charity trek from Chorley Hospital to Royal Preston, will take place on Saturday April 27th. Do you fancy joining us?


Please note: online entries for this event have now closed, but you are welcome to register on the night at a price of £20.00.


Note for walkers: If you are parking at Chorley or Preston Hospital on the night and you have NOT submitted your car registration, please give this to a member of Rosemere charity staff on the night of the walk.


Setting off at 8.15pm, the (approximately 11 mile long) route is signposted and marshalled. The walkers will set off from Chorley Hospital and make their way up the A6 to the motorway junction at Bamber Bridge, where they will turn onto Church Road, then make their way through Bamber Bridge before meeting back up with the A6 at the Yew Tree Inn. They then follow the A6 to Fulwood, turning onto St Vincent’s Road (past Preston College) and onto Sharoe Green Lane to finish at Royal Preston Hospital.

As usual, the kind team at St Saviours Church in Bamber Bridge will open their doors for refreshments and a toilet stop too, at the halfway point of the walk. Plus, this year, we’re offering walkers the chance to start at the halfway point, if the whole distance is too much – please just email us if you’re interested in this option!

There are medals and well deserved refreshments at the end for all walkers, plus, there’s a fab warm-up and entertainment on the night from Zumba with Jaime and The Worldwise Samba Drummers, to spur you on.

It’s £15 to take part, and all funds raised will help support life-changing projects for the benefit of local cancer patients, wherever they are cared for across the region.

The money raised make a real difference, so we’d love it if you could use your part in the walk as a fundraising opportunity too. You can download sponsor forms here (or you can contact the charity office for one and we’ll post one out!) or you can set up an online donation page here on Just Giving.

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, so feel free to dress as brightly as you like, or come along in fancy dress – there’ll be prizes for the best dressed! 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.

There will also be a free-of-charge bus service running from Preston Hospital, to take people to the start line at Chorley. Please note that if you wish to use this service, it MUST be booked in advance here, and if you are parking onsite at either Chorley or Preston Hospitals, you must provide us with your car registration number in advance, to ensure that you are not charged for parking.



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.


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




27th April 2024


Chorley and District Hospital
Preston Road
Chorley, PR7 1PP
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