This sponsored walk is approximately five miles starting on Blackheath Common. You will pass some of the Capital’s most iconic landmarks including: the Cutty Sark and the Old Royal Naval College.
We are encouraging you to join us and walk united with hundreds of like-minded people to do something remarkable. Together, we will walk as one, raising money, raising awareness and spreading the word about the work of both St Christopher’s and Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice.
The walk starts on Blackheath Common in the field opposite Greenwich Park gates on Charlton Way and finishes on the other side of the A2; Blackheath Common, All Saints Dr, Blackheath, London SE3 0TY.
Blackheath is well connected by public transport while parking in and around Blackheath is very limited, and parking restrictions are enforced. We highly recommend that you use public transport on the night. Make sure you plan your route in advance by visiting www.tfl.gov.uk
Rail The nearest rail stations are Blackheath (16 minute walk), Maze Hill (18 minute walk) and Greenwich (26 minute walk). Lewisham and Deptford stations are close as well.
DLR The nearest DLR station is Cutty Sark (23 min walk)
Bus Bus routes that pass close to the start line are: 53, 54, 89, 108, 202, 386 and 380.
Overground The nearest London Overground station is New Cross or New Cross Gate, which are close to each other.
Tube The nearest tube stop is North Greenwich. From here take the No 108 bus to Stratheden Parade (stop BJ) and it’s then a 12-minute walk to the start. You can also take the No 132 bus from North Greenwich, to Shooters Hill Road/Kidbrooke Park (stop D) and then it’s a 17-minute walk to the start.
Boat Yes you can get to Greenwich by boat! Thames Clippers, who run regular boat services along the river, stop regularly at Greenwich, a 25 minute walk to the start through Greenwich Park.
You can purchase a Twilight Walk t-shirt for £5 (subject to availability). To save postal costs and make sure your money goes even further we do not send t-shirts. You can purchase a t-shirt at the event, or on the collection dates below. Please be aware of all the times and dates for all locations
- Wednesday 5th September, 10am – 4.30pm from Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, Fundraising Office, 12-15 Bellegrove Parade, Welling DA16 2RE
- Thursday 6 September, 4pm-7.30pm from St Christopher’s, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham SE26 6DZ
- Saturday 22 September, 10.30-4.30pm from St Christopher’s, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham SE26 6DZ
- Monday 24th September, 10am – 7pm from Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, Fundraising Office, 12-15 Bellegrove Parade, Welling DA16 2RE
Your registration fee helps us to cover the cost of putting on this event, so we really hope you can raise as much sponsorship as you can to support your local Hospices.
Raising Sponsorship: One of the most effective and simplest ways to fundraise is to set up an online page. Friends and family can donate quickly and easily, saving you time running around collecting sponsorship. Please join our Twilight Event on Virgin Money Giving by clicking here.
Volunteers are the only way we can make this event happen. You will be on hand to help ensure the smooth running of the event and help all of our walkers have the best day possible!
What will I be doing?
Marshalling: You will be positioned at key points in the route to ensure walkers are heading in the right direction, as well as cheering them on and keeping them motivated!
Base Camp Team: Enthusiastic volunteers interact with our walkers before and after the walk. This will include selling our merchandise, registration, refreshments and generally looking after our walkers . You’ll also help to keep the event site clean and tidy, ensuring everyone is safe at the event.
At the finish line: We need energetic volunteers to congratulate our walkers as they cross the finish line and present them with their medals.
Event setup: Help setup the event site by setting up refreshments, registration and t-shirts stands. As the finsih is in a different area to the start we need help moving the equipment to the finish once the walkers have set off.
Event breakdown: Help take everything down at the end of the day. This includes signage along the route and event site.
As a Volunteer, you’ll be giving up a few hours of your time to make a big difference. Please contact Georgie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 020 8768 4575 for more information
Together we provide care and support to over 9,000 people every year. But there are many more that need our help. We believe in a world in which all dying people and those close to them have access to the care and support they need, for however long that may be, where ever that may be.
All the money raised from this event will go directly to St Christopher’s and Greenwich & Bexley Community Hospice, allowing us to care for our patients and those close to them in south east London.