Hospice Event Archives - East Cheshire Hospice

Starlight Walk 2024

Starlight Walk 2024 Logo

Starlight Walk will return to Capesthorne Hall on Thursday 18th April 2024!

We’re still basking in the warm fuzzy glow of Starlight Walk 2023, and it was such an inspirational evening, and we had so much lovely feedback that we decided to open super early bird tickets for next year’s event!

Make the most of this limited-time offer to be part of this special event remembering lost loved ones in the beautiful grounds of Capesthorne Hall in April 2024.

Starlight Walk Participanmts en route

Starlight Walk is an opportunity for you, your family and friends to come together and walk a choice of a 2.5km loop, 2 loops for 5k or 4 loops for 10k through the beautiful grounds of Capesthorne Hall in memory of a loved one. The walk takes place at dusk and there will beautiful lighting, lanterns, fire pits, points of reflection and other features to enjoy along the way.

Sunny the dog

Walkers are encouraged to raise funds for East Cheshire Hospice to help fund the care of patients both now and in the future. The event will include live entertainment, food and drink stalls including alcohol, and each participant will receive a wooden medal. The whole family is welcome to this moving and uplifting evening of remembrance.

Registration is just £20 for adults (over 16s) and £15 for children.

Starlight Walk canine participants

What to expect…

Our annual memory walk is an opportunity to come together and remember loved ones in a really special way.

There will be atmospheric lighting along the route, as well as fire pits and points of interest for participants to engage with and remember their loved ones.

Starlight Walk participants getting warmed up

Back at the event village there will be live entertainment, as well as food and drinks stalls to enjoy. Stay around and soak up the atmosphere after the walk, or if you like you can complete the route multiple times!

Capesthorne Hall lit up
  • Well-behaved dogs are welcome
  • There will be no fireworks
  • The walking route is not accessible for wheelchairs or pushchairs
  • Terms & Conditions are available to download at the bottom of the page


Did you know at East Cheshire Hospice we have a Memory Tree?

Find out more here


As your entrance fee only covers the cost of the event, we do ask that everyone tries to raise at least £50 of sponsorship. Every penny you raise really does make a huge difference in helping us to continue to provide care in your local community.

Alternatively if you would rather not raise sponsorship, you are able to add an extra donation of £50 when you book your place.

How does it work?
  1. Purchase your tickets to the event via the form below.
  2. Set up your personal fundraising/sponsorship page on Just Giving.
  3. Share your fundraising page with friends & family to gain sponsorship!
  4. Attend the event and walk the route at Capesthorne Hall on Thursday 18th April 2024.

You can dedicate your fundraising to someone who meant the world to you.

Walkers ready to start

Thank you so much for your support!

Starlight Walk 2023

Did you attend Starlight Walk 2023? See if you can spot yourself in the photos below!

Trek Iceland

Trek Iceland: Fire and Ice Adventure 13th – 18th November 2024!

Hurry! Signup deadline: 13th November 2023

The Trek

Discover the land of fire and ice as we spend 3 days trekking 38km through Iceland’s ethereal landscapes. Explore active volcanoes and lava fields, bubbling mud pools and hot springs, walk along two continental plates and perhaps even spot the Northern Lights! Iceland is a Nordic island sitting in the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean, just outside of the Arctic circle. It’s capital Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital, is the heart of Iceland’s cultural, economic and governmental activity.

The Challenge

Join us as we spend three days trekking through the  other-worldly landscapes of Iceland. Discover active volcanoes, vast lava fields, bubbling mud pools, hot springs and more. Hike to Iceland’s youngest volcano, Gelingaldir and neighbouring Fagradaslsfjall before exploring the ethereal peaks of Mount Hengill heritage site along the fault lines between Europe and America. Don’t forget to keep your eyes on the skies while you are there and you might be lucky enough to experience Lady Aurora herself!

How tough is it?

This trek is graded moderate to challenging. You will be trekking long distances over varying terrain on consecutive days.

The Cost

There is a £350 registration fee to pay at the time of booking to secure your place. You are then required to fundraise a minimum of £3,300 for East Cheshire Hospice. Support and fundraising ideas will be provided by staff to help you reach, and even exceed this target. A self-funded option is also available.

You must fundraise:

80% £2,640 by 21st August 2024

20% £660 by 16th December 2024

The Trip at a Glance


PLEASE NOTE: While efforts will be made to book flights from and to local airports, this is not guaranteed and flights for this Trek may depart from anywhere within the UK.

Please view Different Travel’s terms and conditions here.

How to book a place

Sign up deadline November 2023

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Events Team on events@echospice.org.uk.

To book your place on Trek Iceland please visit the Different Travel website.

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Light Up A Life

Come together to remember loved ones this Christmas

This year, we will be hosting our annual, very special Light Up A Life service at the United Reformed Church, Macclesfield, on Saturday 2nd December 2023 starting at 4pm. The dedicated service of remembrance will be suitable for people of all faiths and none and is a beautiful way to join together to remember those who mean the most.

Dedicate a bauble to someone special this Christmas and fill East Cheshire Hospice with memories of happiness, joy and love.

Our traditional Tree of Memories will be shining bright in the Hospice Chapel once again this year. We extend a warm invitation to remember someone special by dedicating a bauble and making a donation to help us continue to care and support patients, not just at Christmas but whenever they need it the most.

If you would like to dedicate a bauble, please complete the donation form below, leaving your dedication message in the comments box.

Please email Amy on amy.williams@echospice.org.uk or call on 01625 665688 if you have any questions or queries.

Find out about volunteering at East Cheshire Hospice

Our current volunteers love volunteering at the Hospice, they enjoy meeting and greeting people and socially interacting to give an excellent and compassionate experience for those visiting. Does this sounds like something you would like to do?

Voluntary Co-ordinator, Helena Smith is holding an information event for anyone that may be interested in volunteering at the Hospice.

Volunteering can be in many forms:

  • Van Drivers
  • Retail
  • On reception
  • and More!

The Hospice have many volunteers, but are always looking for more to join the ever growing team of fantastic people. This event will give you a bit of insight as to what is involved when volunteering for the Hospice. Anyone is welcome so please share far and wide.

When: Wednesday 8th September

Time: 10:00am

Where: East Cheshire Hospice Chapel

No booking required. People are welcome to drop in or can email Helena Smith hsmith@echospice.org.uk to let me know they are coming, or find out more.

ECHO’s 1st Birthday

ECHO’s 1st Birthday!

We can’t believe that ECHO is nearly 1! Its nearly been one year since we first opened the shop.
Come along to celebrate with us on Saturday 4th September at ECHO where there will be cakes, live music and more!
To celebrate, we are also offering HALF PRICE on ALL clothing and shoes for ONE DAY only!
By shopping at ECHO you are supporting sustainable shopping whilst also providing vital funds that allow East Cheshire Hospice to continue to care for those locally who have life-limiting illnesses, as 100% of profits from all shops goes directly to the Hospice.
We hope to see you there. Share with family and friends, bring them along too!
ECHO – East Cheshire Hospice