Walk to Remember

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the minimum age?

The walk is for all ages, there’s no minimum but all under 16’s must be accompanied by a participating adult at all times.

Can I take my dog?

Yes! Dogs are more than welcome to take part alongside you, as well as they are well behaved around people and other dogs. You will need to keep them on a lead within the event village and inside the deer park, there will be signs instructing you.

What’s the route like?

The route is a circular 5km (3 mile) walk fully within the Ashton Court grounds, passing through woodlands and climbing uphill to the top of the golf course. The view from here across the city is beautiful, then head back downhill through the deer park. Pass the mansion house and through it’s gardens to return to the finishline.

The route can get quite muddy so be prepared and wear boots or wellies.

Is the route suitable for wheelchairs or pushchairs?

Unfortunately not, the route goes through the deer park which has tight kissing gates to get in and out of. However if you would like to take part in a wheelchair or with a pushchair, talk to us and we can suggest a detour.

Is there any parking available?

The Church Lodge car park is £3 for 5 hours and the closest to the event village. The mansion house car park is a 5 minutes walk away, and also costs £3.

Can I sign-up on the day?

Yes! Our online registrations are now closed, but we will be accepting registrations on the day as well.

Is there a minimum fundraising amount to raise?

We have not set a minimum sponsorship amount that you need to raise, but we would encourage everybody to raise as much as possible, because every penny counts. Add your target to your JustGiving page so your friends and family can help you hit it. We have lots of ideas and resources to help your fundraising too.

What does the entry fee cover?

Entry fee for all ages is £10 for adults and £5 for children, which covers the cost of putting on the event such as hiring Ashton Court, first aid cover, and the memory tags. As your entry fee covers our event costs, everything you raise and donate on top can go toward our patient care and family support.

How will the money I raise be used?

St Peters Hospice is Bristol’s only adult hospice and are there to support patients and families across the Greater Bristol area from Chew Valley to Keynsham, Fishponds to Portishead, and all our services are free of charge.

Your donations and fundraising will ensure we can continue being the for patients, but also to families and loved ones. Every £33 you raise could pay for an hour of a nurse’s time to provide care, advice, support and guidance to patients and families so they can enjoy every moment they have together. 

How can I get the money I’ve raised to you?

You can pay it straight into our bank account through our bank details, or by donating directly through our website here. You can also send us a cheque to the Long Ashton office at: Unit 18 Estune Business Park, Orchard View, Long Ashton, BS14 9FR. All money raised on JustGiving will come to us directly without you having to do anything else!

How do I set up a JustGiving page?

A JustGiving page is a great way to spread the message about what you’re doing and collect sponsorship from all of your friends, family and colleagues. Visit www.justgiving.co.uk to create your page, personalise it, add a target, photo and your story for taking part and fundraising. 

All donations on your JustGiving page will come to us automatically so you don’t need to do anything further.

Do you also need volunteers?

Yes! We are looking for more volunteers to join the team. We especially need more marshals to spread out around the route and point the participants in the right direction as well as cheering them on. If you'd like to join the team, drop us a message at fundraisingvolunteer@stpetershospice.org or complete our volunteer form here.

"On 8 October, the day of the Walk to Remember, it will be the 4th anniversary since my wife passed away. When I do this walk, it makes me feel connected to my wife." Nic walks in memory of his wife