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Due to the escalation of the coronavirus (COVID-19), Castle Night Trek has been postponed to 24 April 2021.


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UPDATE 18 JUNE 2020

Due to the ongoing situation around COVID-19 and the current social distancing measures in place we have taken the difficult decision to postpone Castle Night Trek until 2021.

We have had to make several tough decisions over the last few weeks, both in terms of care services and fundraising activities – the wellbeing of our patients, families, supporters, staff and volunteers is always at the forefront of every decision we make.

The response to Castle Night Trek was incredible and we were really looking forward to trekking the night away. In light of the current social distancing measures in place, and with no clear understanding at present of how things will look later in the year, we feel that we cannot go ahead with the event in September 2020.

We want to thank you for continuing to support your local children’s hospice and we know that you will be disappointed that you are unable to see Castle Night Trek come to life this year, as are we.

But we really hope that you will be able to join us next year on Saturday 24 April for Castle Night Trek 2021. If you have already signed up, thank you! We will automatically defer your place to next year so you don’t have to do anything. You should have already received an email from us, if not please contact us on events@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk

We are still open for registrations for next year so please tell your friends and family.  We will be back bigger and better next year!

Stay safe.

 

A brand new event!

Castle Night Trek is a 10k sponsored trek through the stunning grounds of Herstmonceux Castle.

Taking part in Castle Night Trek is a great way for you to help local families who know they don’t have long together. Any money you raise helps make a difference and we are here for you every step of the way to make it a great success.

What can I expect?

  • Rest stops with free sweets and a hot drink
  • Lights to guide your way
  • Group leaders for those who want to join a group
  • Medal, t-shirt and a glass of bubbly
  • Free parking
  • Registration from 7pm
  • Set off at sunset (approximately 8.15pm)
  • Unlimited fundraising support
  • A fantastic trek at night around an amazing venue!

Your registration fee covers the cost of participating in the event, all we ask is that you raise as much sponsorship money as you can to help local children and their families. Your trek will help them make precious memories together and help parents through the difficult time of saying goodbye.  Please have a look at our Fundraising pack for lots of ideas on how to raise sponsorship on your trek.

You’re doing something incredible so why not set yourself a fundraising target?

• Strive for £80 and pay for the daily cost of the swimming pool at Chestnut Tree House, as a thank you, you will receive a glow water bottle.

• Reach £285 and provide for one hour of all care services and as a bonus you’ll become a member of our exclusive 200 club and be invited to a celebration evening after the event.

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Please note the minimum age for the challenge is 14 accompanied by an adult.

If you have any questions please call the Events Team on 01323 403835 or email events@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk.

Like to Volunteer?

Are  you or someone you know interested in volunteering and want to help make the event a great success?  We have various roles and times available, anything from marshalling, to registration, to face painting! please contact the events team with your availability and we will be in touch.  Call 01323 403835 or email events@chestnut-tree-house.org.uk

Observatory Science Centre offer!

The Observatory Science Centre is a hidden gem! Located in the former home of The Royal Greenwich Observatory, The Centre has become an outstanding attraction bringing spectacular science to the public in a unique historic setting nestled in the Sussex countryside.

Participants of Castle Night Trek will receive a voucher which entitles up to 4 people to enter The Centre at just £6 per person (terms and conditions apply).

The Observatory has opened its doors for the night of the trek, opening at 7pm until midnight. The café will also be open for hot food, drinks and snacks.

If it is cloudy there will be a planetarium style talk in one of the domes.observatory 1