Hi BrumHour blog readers.
I was lucky enough to be sat next to Jane Sutton at The Big Hoot Auction this week and wanted to share with you, about Halloween Walk for Stephen.
Please share this blog post and if you can donate, that would be so great.
Thanks Dave (BrumHour)
via Tracey for Walk for Stephen
Limited places left for ‘Halloween Walk for Stephen’: Updated 20th October
The third Walk for Stephen, will start at 1.30pm Sunday, 1st November from the Innovation Centre, Chasewater Country Park, near Burntwood with places limited to just 250.
You can register in person this Saturday at Burntwood Library, 10am – 1pm & on Sunday at The Innovation Centre, Chasewater Country Park, 11am – 2pm. Don’t forget the clocks go back one hour at 2am Sunday morning!!!
Stephen Sutton’s mum, Jane said: “Determined as ever and always one for a challenge, a face-painted Stephen completed the 3-mile course around Chasewater in 2013, the first year of the walk, despite the fact that he was walking with the aid of a walking stick due to his mobility already being impaired.”
This year’s event will be slightly different in that it will be themed ‘Halloween Walk for Stephen’ and participants are being encouraged to come in appropriate fancy dress [although not compulsory] – something Stephen was always enthusiastic about.
Jane added: “It’s entirely up to you how you complete the course. You can walk, jog or run and you can also bring along your dogs – but please keep them on a lead. It’s the taking part that is important.”
As places are limited, those who wish to come along and participate are being asked to pre-register by requesting an application form either via email firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone 07522 911426 or via a message on the event Facebook page facebook.com/halloweenwalkforstephen
It’s just £10 to enter for an adult [16 & over] and free for juniors [15 & under] and for dogs. Please note for insurance reasons, juniors MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Jane continued: “After completing your walk, everyone is being invited to continue the festivities at Burntwood Rugby Club where you can collect your goodie-bag and purchase competitively-priced traditional ‘Halloween’ food & enjoy a free children’s disco until around 7pm. What a great way to end autumn half-term?”
A Just Giving online fundraising page justgiving.com/halloweenwalkforstephen has been created for those who wish to raise sponsor money online and for any others who wish to donation to Teenage Cancer Trust. An official event sponsor form will be posted out once you have completed your registration should you prefer to raise sponsor money in the traditional method.
A special Facebook page facebook.com/halloweenwalkforstephen has been created for the event which you can ‘Like’ to follow all the latest news and information.
Jane Sutton concluded: “This was one of Stephen’s favourite events and it will be so lovely to see as many people as possible at this Halloween walk to continue the success of the previous two walks.
“As you would expect, all money raised from this event will be passed on to Teenage Cancer Trust – the charity Stephen was so passionate about and who helped him through his four-year fight with cancer.
“The money will be added to the funds from Stephen’s Story being used to support a new education programme the charity Teenage Cancer Trust is rolling out across the country to help people recognise the potential early signs of cancer to aid earlier diagnosis.”