Walk for Wards in grounds of Wilton House cancelled

Walk for Wards in grounds of Wilton House cancelled

Published by Henrietta Creasey at 9:51am 8th June 2020.

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The Stars Appeal fundraiser won't be taking place there due to Covid 19 restrictions but organisers are asking people to walk 'wherever you are' on 5th July.

Walk for Wards is one of those events that is looked forward to by so many, last year 2,000 people took part raising £105,000 for a variety of wards and departments at Salisbury District Hospital.

The coronavirus pandemic may have put paid to taking on the 3k. 5k or 10k in the grounds of the Wilton Estate but organisers hope people will tackle one of those distances from home or wherever is suitable.

"Although we can’t all be together in person, everyone who Walks for Wards on Sunday 5th July will be part of a huge team effort, raising money to enable the Stars Appeal to fund projects helping both patients and staff at Salisbury Hospital. We hope you will join in."

Stars Appeal Walk for Wards Start Line Wilton House July 2019
A large number of fundraisers in one place isn't possible this year.


You're being asked to sign up via the Stars Appeal website.

Around 600 people had signed up ahead of the changes and they'll be contacted by letter asking if they're still do their bit.

Walk for Wards 2020 banner


If you are taking part on the 5th of July then you must stick to government guidelines which currently state you can spend time outdoors including exercise with up to six people, and you must keep 2 metres apart from those outside your household.

You'll get a special certificate when you've completed the challenge with a special reward if you've raised over £100.


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