On behalf of everyone at The Castle Drum, welcome back and all the best for the year ahead! We’re already nine days in, so chances are we vaguely recall making a new year’s resolution to be more active, but haven’t done anything about it yet and there’s still some chocolate at the back of the cupboard that isn’t going to eat itself… But great news! The Castle Drum is pleased to announce a fantastic opportunity to stretch your legs and raise funds for an outstanding cause to boot.
On Saturday 16th May, Herstmonceux Castle will be the start and end point for a 10K Night Trek in aid of Chestnut Tree House.
Chestnut Tree House is a charity that provides end of life care for children and their families, both in hospices and in their own homes. This incredible charity offers bereavement counselling, short breaks, sibling support and more, for the families of around 300 children and young adults with progressive life-shortening conditions across Sussex and South East Hampshire.
On 16th May, the charity expects hundreds of participants will strap on head torches, fairy lights and glowsticks, to complete the 10K under the night sky. Volunteer marshals will light the way and shine beacons at various waystations along the route to ensure that no-one gets lost. We also hear that there may be a medal and a glass of bubbly for all who complete the course.
The Castle’s Parade Square will be transformed into a Trek Village with registration desks, physio tables, event merchandise, refreshments and most importantly of all – plenty of glowsticks!
Book your place before Tuesday 31st March 2020 to get the early bird rate of just £20 per person, but be quick! Registration for the event closes on Friday 1st May 2020.
This is a perfect opportunity to get fit, challenge yourself (and any friends you wish to drag along for moral support) - all while raising money for a fantastic local charity.
You can read more about the incredible work of Chestnut Tree House here.
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