Frequently Asked Questions

Event

Getting to Arley Hall

Address:

Arley Hall & Gardens
Northwich
Cheshire
CW9 6NA

Directions:

Arley is signposted from Junction 9/10 on the M56 and junction 19/20 on the M6. Follow the brown tourist signs.

On arrival, please follow event signs and marshals who will direct you to event parking.

IMPORTANT: Please be aware the road will be closed from Arley Mossend Lane up to the entrance onto the park from 17:30 in preparation for the walk. Please follow diversion signs to gain access from Arley Road.

What time does the walk begin, and how long does it take?

Event opens at 4:30pm where you will be able to register then enjoy entertainment and refreshments before the walk.

You will be asked to make your way to the holding areas in front of the stage to get ready for the walk  which starts at 6pm

It takes on average 10 to 12 minutes to walk 1 km. You can therefore expect 5 km to take approximately 50-60 minutes (longer with children!)

Will there be food and drink?

There will be food and drink available to buy from vendors before and after the walk.

What do I wear?

Please dress according to the weather conditions on the day. We recommend that you wear comfortable clothing and trainers. It is a condition of entry that you wear your Sunset Walk t-shirt and attach your walker number to the front. Please complete the medical information on the reverse of your walker number before the day. You may like to wear a top underneath your t-shirt for warmth.

Can I purchase merchandise?

Yes, you can purchase merchandise before the day at the T-Shirt collection days or on the night. We have tutus, head visors, hawaiin leis, sunglasses and more! Please bring cash for this.

What should I bring with me on the day?

We anticipate that you will finish the walk as it is starting to go dark, however we recommend that you bring a head or hand torch with you as there is no lighting on the route.

You may like to bring your own water bottle. Water will be available for you to pick up at the main event area.

Is the route suitable for wheelchair users and pushchairs?

Due to the terrain, the route is not suitable for wheelchair users or pushchairs.

Are dogs allowed on the walk?

Yes, you are welcome to bring your dog. However, they must be kept on lead at all times.

Will there be photos taken at the event?

A photographer will be present at the event and your photos may be published on the St. Rocco's website, social media channels and wider media outlets. You must inform St. Rocco's Hospice if you would not like your photos to be used.

Remember a loved one

We invite you to write your own message on a paper tealight lantern, in return for a donation of your choice. This could be your reasons for supporting St Rocco’s or the name of a loved one you are walking for.  All the lanterns will then be placed on the Park and will be seen as you approach the finish line.

Participants

I'm unable to take part in the walk, can I transfer my place to someone else?

It is not possible to transfer your place to another walker. If you are unable to walk, please let us know as soon as possible.

When is the latest I can register?

Registration will be open until midnight on Thursday 8th September. Please note, it will not be possible to register on the day, so please sign up before the above date.

When can I collect my T-Shirt?

Your t-shirt will be ready to collect up to 2 weeks before the event. Collection dates to be confirmed.

Fundraising

How much sponsorship should I raise?

Your registration fee only covers the cost of putting on the event, so we kindly ask that all participants raise as much as possible. The money you raise will go towards patient care here at St. Rocco’s and will ensure that we can continue to support all of our patients and their families, both within the Hospice and in the Warrington community.

How do I pay in my sponsorship money?

  1. Pop in to the Hospice with cash, card or cheque. We are open 9am-5pm weekdays and would love to say hello and hear how you found the walk! Our address is:
    St Rocco's Hospice,
    Lockton Lane,
    Bewsey,
    Warrington,
    WA5 0BW
  2. Make a payment over the phone. Call the Supporter Care Team on 01925 575 780
  3. Send a cheque in the post (please do not send cash in the post). Made payable to 'St Rocco's Hospice' and don't forget to include a note with your name, address, walker number (if you have it) and team name (if you were part of a team). Send into the address above.
  4. If you have a Just Giving page. Your donations will come directly to us; you don't need to do anything! If you have offline donations as well, please send them to us using the above options.

Not collected sponsorship?

We know that asking for sponsorship is hard, especially if you are taking part in more than one St Rocco's event. If you have been unable to collect sponsorship, please consider making a personal donation.

Volunteering

Do you need volunteers?

Yes! We will need volunteers on the day, so we are grateful to anybody who can lend a hand. You can contact us on 01925 575780 for more details on how you can help or apply online here.


Question not answered here? Please get in touch. We'd love to hear from you!

events@stroccos.org.uk or 01925 575780

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