Step out under the stars with Sue Ryder this October and celebrate the memory of a loved one

Peterborough residents are invited to join national healthcare charity Sue Ryder this October for their annual 5k or 10k walk under the stars to remember the life of someone special.

Sue Ryder Starlight Hike Peterborough will return to Ferry Meadows Country Park on the evening of Saturday 7th October 2023, and it is hoped hundreds of walkers will lace up their trainers in support.

Open to everyone from the local community, the event is an opportunity to get together to remember and pay tribute to loved ones who have died, raise funds and help Sue Ryder create a future where everyone has access to expert compassionate care and support at the end of their life or following a bereavement.

Registration begins at 5.30pm with pre-walk warm-up from Clubbercise to help people limber up and build the party atmosphere. At 7pm walkers sporting fancy dress, flashing headwear and neon face paint will set out on a 5k or 10k route around the tranquil setting of the country park with live music along the way.

There will also be an opportunity for participants to place a poignant dedication during the event in honour of someone special to them. Crossing the finishing line, walkers will be rewarded with a well-deserved medal and the knowledge that they’ve done something amazing to remember those close.

Last year Sue Ryder provided over 830,000 hours of care to thousands of families across the country, including from its Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice in Peterborough. Sue Ryder also provides bereavement support, including an online community forum, free bereavement counselling service, personalised text support and new Grief Kind Spaces in Stamford and Bourne.  

Asif Shaheed, Community Fundraiser at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, said:  “It’s wonderful to be able to bring our community together again this year for a special evening in celebration of loved ones, while raising funds so that Sue Ryder can continue to be there when it matters for families going through the most difficult times of their lives. 

“Our Sue Ryder teams work tirelessly to ensure that our patient’s symptoms and pain are managed so that the end of people’s lives can instead be filled with friendship, family, and love in those final moments together.

“By taking part in Sue Ryder Starlight Hike Peterborough you will be helping us to provide more expert and compassionate palliative care and bereavement support to more people, so pull on your brightest outfits and join us this October for a night under the stars.”

Sign up now for Sue Ryder Starlight Hike Peterborough at 

Tickets are £15 for adults and £6 for children aged 6-17. Children five and under go free. If you register before the 10th of September, then you receive 20% off adult ticket prices. 

Discounts available for groups of 10 or more and you can contact the Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice fundraising team with any queries by emailing or calling 01733 225 999. 


For more information, please contact Regional PR Officer Hannah Britton on 07449797277 or by emailing For all out-of-hours enquiries, please call 07773 200 759.   


Notes to Editors:      

About Sue Ryder


Sue Ryder supports people through the most difficult times of their lives. Whether that’s a terminal illness, the loss of a loved one or a neurological condition – we’re there when it matters.


For over 65 years our doctors, nurses and carers have given people the compassion and expert care they need to help them live the best life they possibly can.


In order to continue to provide and develop our services and expert care we rely predominantly on income from our charity shops, fundraising activities, and donations from members of the public.


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