The Bury Hospice Twilight Walk is just around the corner and we cannot wait!

Participants will be walking a seven-mile route around parts of the borough in memory of loved ones, dressed in bright colours that will make them stand out against the night skies.

A group of ladies from Bury-based Rakem Group, a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of industrial chemicals, will be part of the glittery crowd.

The Rakem walkers are focused on raising essential funds for the hospice, having fun together, and remembering special people who are no longer with us.

Steph Hollis, community support manager at Rakem Group, said: “A lot of people that are employed at Rakem live locally in Bury, and it’s more than likely that quite a lot of them will need Bury Hospice’ services, not only for themselves but for their families as well.”

This sentiment is something that her colleague, Itza Castillo, the marketing manager at Rakem, echoes.

She said: “The Twilight Walk supports everybody in the hospice and gives us the chance to be together, as it’s a good team building opportunity.

“Hopefully our partners, some of our stakeholders, and customers will be able to support the walk, which itself, will bring the community together.

"We want shout out about everything the hospice is doing.”

The event takes place on Friday, June 21The event takes place on Friday, June 21 (Image: Bury Hospice)

The Twilight Walk is the ideal way to support the important work of the hospice.

The course is leisurely and fun, with entertainment coming from Bury Music Service Big Band, as well as a DJ playing top tunes on the night.

Steph and Itza are hoping that their group will collectively surpasses their £1,000 fundraising target.

Itza said: “Family is one of our main values and is part of our vision and mission. We always put people first before any economical rewards.

“We support the area that we work in, and the Twilight Walk lets the community know that we are doing something for them.”

You still have time to sign up to the walk if you haven’t yet done so.

Bury Hospice chief executive Helen LockwoodBury Hospice chief executive Helen Lockwood (Image: Bury Hospice)

The mass of walkers will gather at Sedgley Park Rugby Club on Friday, June 21 at 7pm, with the walk, (which covers Prestwich, Whitefield and Unsworth), starting at 8pm.

There will be space for reflection and remembrance, as well as lots of fun among friends and community.

Head to to sign up.