St Christopher’s Moonlight Walk is coming to Croydon for the first time on 21 October 2017; inviting locals to step out and raise money for the hospice’s bereavement services. Nearly 400 Croydon families, including 78 children, received bereavement counselling from St Christopher’s in the past year, providing invaluable support for people coming to terms with loss.

Although 2017 is the first year that St Christopher’s has held its four-mile Moonlight Walk in Croydon, nearly 30% of the 6,500 patients and families that the hospice supports every year come from within the borough and the occasion is a great way for the community to get involved. St Christopher’s Moonlight Walk is being held alongside Croydon’s Woodside Bereavement Service – a free counselling service for families living in the Croydon area who are experiencing bereavement and loss.

Walkers can sign-in from 7pm and then take part in a fun warm-up Zumba session, before setting–off at 8pm from Coloma School, Shirley Hills Road, Croydon. Stewards will be stationed all along the 4 mile circular route to cheer walkers along and keep them on the right track, and a wheelchair friendly route is also available. Walkers will enjoy spectacular views of London by night en route from the Addington Hills Viewing Platform, and there will be a refreshment stop at The Chateau, in Coombs Lane. The event is being supported by the Rotary Clubs of Croydon.

Walkers need to register in advance before Monday 16 October at

The registration fee is £20 for adults, £10 for ages 12-17 and free to the under 12’s. Anyone aged 17 or under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian on the walk. The walk is a 4 mile circular route, which starts and finishes at Coloma School, Shirley Hills Road, Croydon, CRO 5AS.