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Name: Midnight Memory Walk

Date: 10 Oct 2020

Location: Oastler Building, University of Huddersfield, HD1 3DH

Midnight Memory Walk

Every year, hundreds of families, friends and colleagues come together to celebrate the lives of those they love and walk in their honour at the Midnight Memory Walk. This year, we might be doing things a little bit differently, but we won't let a global pandemic stop us from lacing up for those we love.

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Midnight Memory Walk 2020 event officially cancelled

It is with a heavy heart that we have made the difficult decision to cancel this year’s Midnight Memory Walk, which was due to take place Saturday 10th October 2020. For all those who have already registered to take part, we're still set to hold the Virtual Memory Walk, and we'll automatically transfer your place across to this event (unless you ask us not to).

When we made the decision to postpone the Midnight Memory Walk earlier this year and reschedule it for October, it was difficult to predict the future impact the coronavirus would have, but we got our thinking caps on and started planning an event which you could get excited about being a part of, and feel safe about attending. But as the coronavirus pandemic continues to affect our daily lives, and with uncertainty as to when mass participation events might be allowed again, it is clear that holding the Midnight Memory Walk on Saturday 10th October simply won’t be possible.

Our team of fundraisers and volunteers put their heart and soul into organising this special event, which brings our community together to remember those special people in all our lives. We did everything we could to find a solution and are devastated by today's decision.

You can find out more about the cancellation and what to do if you've already signed up by clicking here.


Take part in our Virtual Memory Walk - whenever and wherever you like!

The Midnight Memory Walk might not be taking place on Saturday 10th October, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still walk in memory of those you love and help Kirkwood to raise much needed funds to care for local families.

Our Virtual Memory Walk is your chance to take on the six or 10 mile challenge in your own time. You choose the route, the date and the time (no late night required)! And you can walk with anyone you like – we just ask you to make sure you’re following social distancing guidelines.

When you sign up, we'll send you your Memory Walk T-Shirt, Walker Pack and sponsor forms - so you'l be all ready to go! And once you’ve completed your walk, you’ll even get a medal to show off your proud achievement. If you’ve registered any four-legged friends, we’ll send them a special medal too!

Just make sure to track your walk send it in to us as evidence for completing your challenge. We've added some handy tips on how to do this as a download at the bottom of this page.

To sign up to the Virtual Memory Walk, simply click the button below or click here.


Virtual Memory Walk Registration Fees

  • Adults £15
  • Children (16 and under) £10
  • Dogs £3

If you would like more information about the event or the Virtual Memory Walk, or would prefer to register over the phone, please get in touch with our friendly Fundraising team here at Kirkwood on: 01484 557911 or email us at: events@kirkwoodhospice.co.uk

We’d like to say a heartfelt thank you for choosing to sign up to the walk, as well as for your understanding at this difficult time. Your support means the world to everyone connected with Kirkwood, especially at this time when we will need to rely on each other more than ever.


Submit your results

To submit the results of your Virtual Memory Walk, simply click the button below and send a screenshot or photo of your walking tracker.

Please make sure to include your full name and postcode when submitting your results.

Event sponsored by:

Ridley & Hall Solicitors

Ridley & Hall is a multi-award winning local firm of Solicitors based in West Yorkshire with a national reputation. We are passionate about making a difference, being innovative and forward thinking. We care about helping our clients to fulfil their legal requirements.

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We are Syngenta, local people making products for a global market, contributing to the local economy by way of jobs, apprenticeships and trade. We’re doing our bit to create a sustainable future and we are a proud supporter of Kirkwood Hospice and the work they do.

Up to 80% of our Huddersfield workforce lives in Kirklees and we shall continue to recruit locally for years to come. As local people, we’ll keep doing our bit towards creating a sustainable future and continue our support for Kirkwood Hospice.

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