Winchester is set to host its first ever Starlit Trail on Friday 20th September - a sponsored walk through the City organised by Wessex Cancer Trust to raise money for local people living with cancer. 

Starting from the Guildhall, you'll follow a 5km route through the city streets, taking in the historic landmarks and soaking up live entertainment along the way before finishing back at the Guildhall for celebratory fizz and nibbles. The event is sponsored by Trethowans LLP, who have an office on Southgate Street in the City centre. 

Michele White (c) from headline sponsor Trethowans LLP with Laura Beavis and Catherine Lawry from Wessex Cancer Trust

Launching the event at Winchester's William Walker pub, our Events Manager Laura Beavis, said:

We're all about community at Wessex Cancer Trust. We put services in local communities so people affected by cancer have somewhere to go at a time they need it most. Over the past two years we've seen a dramatic increase in the number of people we've been able to help, but we rely on voluntary donations and raising money through events like the Starlit Trail is crucial to keeping our services running each day. This is a brand new event which will give local people the chance to be fundraising stars and see Winchester in a different light!

Jan Warwick, Hampshire County Councillor, with Paul Spencer of Winchester BID at the Starlit Trail launch 

Winchester resident Caroline Andrews who visits our Chandler's Ford Support Centre said:

The support they give me is great because I can just drop in whenever I need to. It definitely helps me, and I can get the level of support I need - whether that's chatting to a befriender over a coffee, having complementary therapies or joining the groups they put on. If you, or anyone else you know is living with a cancer diagnosis, rest assured there's local support available. 

All participants will receive a fundraising pack, a Starlit Trail t-shirt and fizz and nibbles at the Guildhall. 

For more information and to book, click here . Use Code STAR5 to get £5 off your registration fee.