Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) is excited to announce that it has the support of a Falmouth-based business for its Moonlight Memory Walk, which is returning to the town on March 30.

Sponsorship from Fugro, which specialises in marine site investigation, drilling and construction, is integral to the event.

Holly Chapman, executive assistant at Fugro said: “We are really proud to be able to sponsor the Moonlight Memory Walk once again.

"CHSW provides vital support to children and families from the local area and we hope that alongside our sponsorship those taking part in the Moonlight Memory Walk can help to raise important funds needed to continue this support.”

Fugro’s sponsorship helps to cover event costs meaning that even more of the money raised in sponsorship by those taking part can go straight towards the care provided by the charity to local children and families that stay at the hospice.

The Moonlight Memory Walk is a five-mile sponsored walk which has been held annually for the past nine years to raise vital funds for CHSW which runs Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell.

Historically a ladies-only event, this year’s special tenth anniversary walk will be welcoming men to join for the first time.

There is also the option for people to walk the five miles in their own time and then join virtually on the evening via Facebook Live to watch the memory ceremony take place.

CHSW offers short breaks, respite, palliative care as well as end of life care and bereavement support to children suffering with life limiting or life threatening illnesses as well as their families.

The charity has three children’s hospices in the south west including Little Harbour in St Austell which supports children and families from all across Cornwall and Plymouth.

Bernadette Chambers, Corporate Partnerships Fundraiser for CHSW explains how important Fugro’s  sponsorship of the event is: “We are so grateful to the team at Fugro for sponsoring our special Moonlight Memory Walk this year.

"They are fantastic supporters of CHSW and their help means that even more of the money raised at the event can go straight towards the care and support that we offer to our families.”

To sign up for the event simply visit www.chsw.org.uk/moonlight