WALK FOR WARDS: Sign up for 2020

WALK FOR WARDS: Sign up for 2020

Published at 11:36am 13th February 2020. (Updated at 11:49am 13th February 2020)

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The huge fundraiser for the Stars Appeal has officially launched this year's event.

Walk for Wards will once again be hosted by the charity's president the Earl of Pembroke in the grounds of his home, Wilton House.

It'll take place on Sunday 5th July with three choices of routes:

  • 3km
  • 5km
  • 10km

It's FREE to enter and includes lunch and admission to the grounds afterwards, but everyone taking part must pledge to raise at least £20 sponsorship.

You can choose to support a hospital ward of department of your choice.

More than 240 people have already signed up and you can add your name here www.starsappeal.org


Last year more than 2,000 people took part raising a staggering £105,000.

Gemma Heath, fundraiser for the Stars Appeal said:

"The beauty of this event is that you can walk for any ward in the hospital and it's so touching to see the reasons why written on people's back signs. It's a beautiful and emotional day, and we are so grateful to everyone who takes part."

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Many walkers wear signs explaining their reasons for taking part.


Jessica Beaver from Salisbury explained why she's taking part.

"Walking due to the outstanding care the Salisbury NHS foundation trust give to all patients. We have a close relationship with the hospital due to family members being unwell, or under the maternity team. Every department works so hard. So we are grateful and would like to give something back."

Hayley Sandell from Blandford will also be joining hundreds of others on the big day.

"I am walking for Pembroke Suite as both of my parents had chemo treatment there."

Salisbury District Hospital - SDH - Main Entrance (Mike Draper) (2)
You can walk for a specific ward or department at Salisbury District Hospital.


Salisbury Reds is the event's principal sponsor, operations manager Richard Gagg, says they're "delighted" to be involved.

"As a large local employer, Salisbury Hospital and the Stars Appeal have a special place in the hearts of many of our team. Walk for Wards is a truly inspiring event and we are really pleased to be able to do our bit."

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2020 Walk for Wards is officially launched.

Wilton Rotary Club is also supporting the event.

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