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Star Walk FAQs

We've done our best to compile the most frequently asked questions about Star Walk. If you're still unsure about something, please send us an email as we'd be more than happy to help. 
Why is the sponsorship amount so specific?
We ask that everyone pledges to raise £120 which will go directly to the care that we provide. £120 could pay for two and a half hours of Hospice at Home care. It is essential to highlight the hard work, dedication and money that goes in to running the hospice, and we feel like this is a great way to do so! 
Why do I have to sign all the terms and conditions?
We need ALL participants signature and details in order to conform to health and safety and ensure that everyone taking part are covered! It may seem like a hassle, but it doesn’t take too long and is definitely worth it in the grand scheme of things! 
What are the timings of Star Walk?
Check-in for Star Walk is from 9pm at the Liberty Centre, Romford. There will be entertainment and an aerobic warm up. The 10k Star Walk will start at 10pm from The Market Square (a short walk from the Liberty Centre). All registered participants will need to check back in at the end of the walk.   
Can men come along?
YES! For the first time ever we are allowing men to join us on the walk! However, if they aren't interested in walking but want to support, we're looking for volunteer marshals for the route if they're feeling generous? If he's interested, let us know at events@sfh.org.uk.  
Can children come along?

Yes, but the minimum age is 13 years. All children between 13 -18 years must be accompanied by a paying/registered adult who walks with them. Children’s tickets are £15 (including a limited edition Star Walk t-shirt). All under 18’s must be accompanied by an adult who takes full responsibility for them throughout the walk.

I am happy for my story to be shared with others - how do I make that happen?
In the lead up to Star Walk we have lots of newspaper and online coverage of our event, including our social media pages. We love hearing your stories and telling others why you're walking for Star Walk. Your words will be used to encourage other ladies to sign up and it'll help your fundraising, too!
Please email events@sfh.org.uk if you're happy to share your story. We will then put you in direct contact with our super-efficient PR team who will come out to you and meet you/your team. 
How long can I fundraise for?
We encourage you to achieve the fundraising target by the time of your walk, but of course, you can fundraise after the walk too. We ask for all money raised to be paid by 31st December 2018. You will receive hints and tips on how to fundraise when you sign up. 

What if I struggle to raise the fundraising target?
Remember, this is your target, we encourage you to raise as much as you can close to the target. Most of you will exceed this target! Don’t be embarrassed or shy to tell us, you are not doing this alone, you have a team of experienced fundraisers behind you! 
Do I need to train? 
It is always a good idea to be prepared and your training doesn't have to be intense! 
Do I need to bring my own water?
Yes, it is a good idea to bring a bottle of water to keep you hydrated during the walk.   
How do I get there? 

We suggest a car share with friends and park at a local car park (e.g. Angel Way carpark). Please note that there will be NO parking on site at the Market square on the night. Road closures will be in place, so please make sure you plan your journey. We will be in contact over the coming weeks to recommend places to park. 

What do I wear? 

Star Walk is 10 years old! So this year there is a birthday party theme, and the dress code is ‘trainers and tiaras’. We strongly recommend you wear comfortable trainers. 

What if the weather is bad? 

In case of extreme weather conditions the Event Manager will take the decision to cancel the event. All participants will be notified as soon as possible in the unlikely event that this happens. 

Will there be toilets?
Yes, there will be portable toilets hired in and positioned in the Market place. 
Can I get involved in other ways instead of walking?

Yes, we are always in need of volunteers; particularly marshals to keep the walkers safe along the route. If you would like to volunteer or find out more please contact juliettewhittaker@sfh.org.uk