About the walk

ONLINE ENTRY CLOSES AT MIDDAY ON FRIDAY 6 SEPTEMBER. AFTER THIS TIME YOU CAN REGISTER AT THE EVENT FROM 5PM.

Over the last twelve years the Bath Moonlight Walk has raised over £1m in funds to support patient care. This year, the event has been reinvigorated with a superhero injection to make the event fit for the future and to help the Hospice fund more care. We are delighted to announce the Hospice Care Hero Walk…and we’d love YOU to be part of it!

Our Hospice Care Hero Walk takes place on Saturday 7th September from 5pm and is an exciting NEW event for all the family (and the dog!) taking you through the stunning grounds of the Newton Park Bath Spa University Campus with lakes, a castle and beautiful views. Enjoy four Hero Zones along the way too!

> Music Zone – Get into the party spirit at the Temple of Boom
> Ye Olde Hero Zone – Take in the majesty of the historic castle
> Frozone – Winter is coming…at our fabulous snow machine at Park Farm
> Bubble Zone – Dance through magical bubbles at Newton Farm Foods

You can dress up as your favourite super hero, use the walk to remember someone who is a special hero to you or walk to celebrate the heroes providing care at Dorothy House.

Without heroes like you Dorothy House Hospice Care simply couldn’t operate. Our goal is to help more people and deliver care when it’s really needed by patients and their families.

Sign up and be a Hospice Care Hero and help us be there when it really matters most. 

Hospice Care Hero Walk

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Fundraise, Party & Remember

Hero HQ:  From 5pm there will be entertainment, merchandise for sale, an exclusive Mulberry handbag raffle, bar, music, prosecco bar, plus street food caterers where you can purchase scrummy noodles and delicious tacos before the walk.  Both the bar and the food will be raising money for Dorothy House too.  Pose in front of the hero selfie wall and go back to the future in front of a real DeLorean car!  Walkers, supporters and families are all invited to join in the hero-tastic fun.

Warm Up: Get ready for the walk with a funky warm up provided by Vanessa School of Dance and special guests…

Superhero-themed Party: To celebrate completing the walk we will be holding a fab after-party with a bar, prosecco bar, street food and an awesome silent disco playing party music.  It will be a great opportunity for all the walkers, volunteers and supporters to dance the night away and celebrate in style!

Reflect: If you are walking to remember a special hero in your life, there will be the opportunity to take a few moments and quietly reflect in the Memory Area.  There will be wonderful family activities here too.

Times and 1km, 5km & 10km Routes

Times
5pm: Event opens
6pm: 10km and first 1km route start
7.15pm: 5km and second 1km route start
8pm: Silent Disco starts
8.30pm (approx): All walkers back and ready to party!
10.30pm: Last orders at the bar
11pm: Event closes

Registration
Online Entrants: Sign in with our Scanner-a-tron 3000! Our team of heroes will be ready to scan your ticket either via your mobile device or a printed PDF (attached to your original e-mail).

Offline Entrants: Sign in by bringing your retro printed confirmation letter to Mission Control where our team of heroes will bring you onboard!

Not registered:  If you have not registered you can sign up on the night at Mission Control from 5pm.

Routes
Choose from one of the following:

1km Route @ 6pm or 7.15pm: A flat route, which goes through Ye Olde Hero Zone.  Mobility scooters, wheelchairs and pushchairs are most welcome.

5km Route @ 7.15pm: One lap of the circular route, which includes four exciting Hero Zones. The beautiful route passes two lakes, a castle and has stunning views.  We regret that the route is NOT suitable for mobility scooters, wheelchairs and pushchairs due to stiles and uneven terrain through fields.

10km Route @ 6pm: Two laps of the circular route, which includes the four exciting Hero Zones…twice!  The beautiful route passes two lakes, a castle and has stunning views.  We regret that the route is NOT suitable for mobility scooters, wheelchairs and pushchairs due to stiles and uneven terrain through fields.

Stunning New Location & Hero Zones

This exciting new event is set in the campus and grounds of Bath Spa University with lakes, a castle and beautiful views. The route also takes in picturesque Newton St Loe and stunning local farmland.  Thank you so much to all the heroes at Bath Spa University, Park Farm and Newton Farm Foods for kindly allowing Dorothy House to use their land.

Address: Bath Spa University, Newton St Loe, Bath, BA2 9BN

Parking: There is plenty of on-site parking at Bath Spa University for cars, plus blue badge holder spaces by the central Hero Zone

Public Transport:  The bus service is limited as the event is out of term time
> Buses to Bath Spa University – depart Bath Bus Station at 25 past the hour and 55 past the hour
> Buses to Bath City Centre – depart Bath Spa University at 10 past the hour and 40 past the hour until 7pm. Thereafter buses are only at 10 past the hour until 11.10pm

Hero Zones Along the Route:
> Music Zone – Get into the party spirit at the Temple of Boom
> Ye Olde Hero Zone – Take in the majesty of the historic castle
> Frozone – Winter is coming…at our fabulous snow machine at Park Farm
> Bubble Zone – Dance through magical bubbles at Newton Farm Foods

Terms & Conditions

What we do…

There’s a myth that hospices are just places to die. In truth, our job is to help everyone live their life to its fullest potential. By connecting with people earlier after their diagnosis, we can help them achieve their personal goals – no matter how big or small.

We believe in creating memories and encourage people to explore their wishes, thoughts and fears so they can make informed plans for themselves and their loved ones. For us, a ‘good death’ means leaving the world at peace, with dignity and supported by compassionate care. To help people achieve the best death possible, we provide outstanding care and support, when it matters most.

Loss is an inevitable part of life, and everyone grieves differently. We will continue to expand the reach of our bereavement services, so we can provide families and carers with the support they need – whenever, wherever and however that need comes.

Our work touches so many lives and is completely free of charge. By taking part in the Hospice Care Hero Walk and raising sponsorship you will be a hero to our patients, their families and carers.

Thank you.

Our Nurse Specialists are often the first point of contact and give advice and support to patients at home, in community hospitals and in residential and nursing homes. They are experts in palliative care and support both patients and their families.

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Our Day Patient Service gives patients an opportunity to meet with others living with a life-limiting illness, and access a variety of our Clinical Teams. Activities, day trips and a warm, friendly welcome are always on offer.

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Our Volunteer Companions visit patients in their own homes to provide a listening ear, help with basic tasks i.e. shopping and can give valuable respite for carers and family.

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