Children’s Hospice South West is calling for the ladies of Falmouth and the surrounding area to come together for their Moonlight Memory Walk – and this year there is even more reason to bring along friends and extended family.

The charity has lowered the age restriction on the walk so that girls from the age of 14 can join the night-time fundraising walk around Falmouth.

Shirley Smith, from Rosemellin School, will be joined by 23 other women in their team Rosie’s Girls at the walk on September 27, and they really have got the whole family involved.

She said: “I am walking with my two daughters, there is another mum walking with her two daughters, another with one daughter and another with her granddaughter, so it is a family affair as we remember those less fortunate and the fantastic work that the children’s hospice do.” 

This will be the sixth year that the event has happened in Falmouth and each year there are those who have been supporters of the charity for years and others whoo are new to the idea of a Moonlight Memory Walk, but everyone enjoys the journey they are taken on throughout the evening.

Working in education, Shirley and her colleagues and friends have seen many children with life-threatening illnesses and it really brings home to them how lucky they feel to have healthy families, hence why they have chosen tosupport Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) by taking part in this event.

Sarah Stott, events fundraiser for CHSW at Little Harbour hospice in St Austell, said: “We are delighted that we will be able to welcome young ladies from the age of 14 to the event this year. I really hope this encourages lots of mums and daughters and granddaughters to take part as it is a very special event and one that can mean a lot when you can share it with someone.”

The Moonlight Memory Walk is taking place on Saturday, September 27 and ladies will start walking the five-mile circular route as the clock strikes 10pm. 

Before the walk there will be a candlelit Memory Ceremony, where there are a few moments to remember loved ones. There will also be some words from the Little Harbour team and, after a warm up, the walk will begin. 

For anyone interested in taking part in this special event, registration is open now on and costs £10. Participants are then encouraged to raise as much sponsorship as possible.