Solstice Walk is our biggest single fundraising event of the year – and we want you to be involved!
Online registration is now closed
It’s not too late to join us though – you can register on the day at the event from 7.30pm-9.15pm at The Friary Grange, Lichfield, WS13 7EW.
The walk starts and finishes at The Friary Grange Leisure Centre, Eastern Avenue, Lichfield, WS13 7EW
Family are welcome to join in the fun at the Sunset Party before the walk begins. There’s lots of entertainment planned for your family and friends to enjoy while they wait to cheer you off on the start line!
There is limited parking available at The Friary. Once the venue parking is full, please use the over-flow parking just a short walk away at Lichfield Hockey Club, Collins Hill, Eastern Avenue, WS13 7SQ.
Please refrain from parking on the roads across from The Friary as we don’t want to upset the local residents. We advise you to car share or share lifts to the event where possible.
On Saturday 16th June, hundreds of women from all over the region will gather in Lichfield to get involved in the fun that is this ladies-only night time walk around the city.
Grab your fairy wings, round up your friends and family, and revel in the unforgettable atmosphere while raising vital funds for your local hospice.
Entry is £16 per entrant, which entitles all participants to come to our Solstice Sunset Party and take home a wonderful goody bag.
The Solstice Walk starts and ends at the Friary Grange Leisure Centre in Lichfield.
You can choose from a full 9 mile walk (2 laps of the 4.5 mile course) or a single lap of 4.5 miles if you prefer.
You have to be at least 13 years old to take part. (Please note anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult).
The evening starts with our Solstice Sunset Party from 7.30pm with lots of fun filled activities, music and dancing to get everyone in the party mood and raring to go for this incredible event.
The walk starts at 10pm as the sun sets over Lichfield.
The team from St Giles will cheer you across the finish line with a hot drink and snack, alongside a goody bag and that all important medal… as well as a huge thank you from us for being such wonderful supporters of St Giles.
How The Solstice Walk Helps
For Rachel McLarney, supporting the Solstice Walk has a special significance as her mum Lesley would have been 60 just days after this year’s walk.
“Mum was the life and soul of the party, so positive and outgoing and she would have loved the Solstice Walk,” said Rachel.
Lesley, a legal secretary, lived with lung cancer for twelve months before she started to need the support St Giles could offer.
“When the cancer progressed, Mum spent two weeks at St Giles to help manage her pain, get her symptoms under control and make sure her medication was right, which really helped,” said Rachel.
“She wanted to be at home when she died and the Hospice at Home team supported us all as a family in her final days so she could be where she wanted to be. Home, with her family, was where she was happiest”