A lantern walk in aid of Claire House children's hospice will take place next month.

A brand new fundraising event in aid of the charity, it takes place on Saturday, October 14, starting at the Eureka! Science + Discovery at Seacombe Ferry Terminal.

The 2.5km walk finishes in New Brighton and starts at 6.30pm as the sun sets.

The route is accessible to all and everyone gets a lantern at the start, lit with an electric tea light.

Events fundraiser, Mark Pearson, said: "For 25 years, Claire House has been a light in the dark for so many local families.

"The Claire House Lantern Walk is the perfect opportunity for families and groups to walk together, light the way and walk in memory of a loved one.

"There aren’t many other charity lantern walks in the local area, so we hope that the community can come together and make this a really special event.

Wirral Globe:

"The walk is for all ages and abilities and there’ll be entertainment along the way as people walk along the promenade."

Kerri Lewis, from Liverpool, is taking part in the walk with her family. She said: "We are doing the Lantern Walk for our daughter Ruby, who passed away four years ago. She loved staying at Claire House for respite.

"She had such a special bond with all the staff there, as did we.

"It was a big part of our lives, and we couldn't have got through some of our toughest times, especially at the end, without the support from Claire House.

"Claire House remains a massive part of our life and we still get so much support from them.

"Claire House holds such a special place in our hearts and we owe so much to them. This is why we are doing the walk, to give back to one of the best places with the best staff.”

To sign up for the Claire House Lantern Walk, register here 

Bird club talk

BEYOND 66.5 Degrees North - Arctic Norway is the topic of Richard Steel’s illustrated presentation to Wirral Bird Club this Thursday (September 28) at St Bridget’s Church Centre, Church Road, West Kirby, at 7.30pm. Admission £4. Details from Bill on 07795 148140.

Charity coffee

A coffee morning/afternoon in support of Macmillan Nurses is taking place at Wallasey Central Library this Friday (September 29) from 11am–1pm and 2pm–4pm.

Classic musical

ST Paul’s Musical Theatre Company’s production of Hello Dolly! is at The Gladstone Theatre in Port Sunlight from October 11-14.

Tickets via 0151 643 8757.

Folk dancing

Folk sessions take place on the  first, third and fifth Tuesday of every month at Victoria Hall, Bebington from 8pm-10pm

Next Tuesday, October 3 is a taster session. For more information contact alexacharlottepenny@gmail.com

Rock ‘n’ roll

CHESHIRE Cats’ rock ‘n’ roll fundraising nights are every Wednesday from 7.30pm at The Poulton Victoria Club on Poulton Bridge Road, Wallasey. Entrance £1.50.

Proceeds go to charities helping sick children.

Race night

A FUNDRAISING race night for Wirral Group of the Motor Neurone Disease Association will take place next month. It is at the Irby Club on Saturday, October 14 (7pm). Tickets, including buffet, £10. Call Tony on 07478 726650.

RSPB Wirral

A Night on the Tiles is the subject an illustrated presentation by Jeff Clarke next Thursday, October 5. It will take place at Hoylake Community Centre, Hoyle Road, Hoylake, starting at 7.30pm. Visitor admission is £5.

Chair Pilates

CHAIR Pilates exercises with Cathy are at United Reformed Church on Marlowe Road in Wallasey on Fridays (1.30-2.15pm).

Wheelchair and stroller accessible. Details from 07828 642143.

Badminton club

BADMINTON club on Mondays and Fridays at 7.30pm at Upton Victory Hall on Salacre Lane, Upton. New players welcome. Details from Lauretta on 07936 293350 or lauretta.radcliffe@yahoo.co.uk

Exercise Class

A dance exercise class takes place at Guide Headquarters on Leasowe Road in Wallasey every Thursday afternoon at 2p.m. The class moves at a steady pace and is low impact. All ages and abilities welcome. Admission is £5 per session. Details from Angela on 0778 636 0959.

Table tennis

WIRRAL Table Tennis League is looking for players. Details from Dave on 07565 199660 or wirral.ttleagues.com

Ladies bowling

BEBINGTON Ladies Bowling Club meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. Call 0151 608 8616 for details.

Wirral U3A

WIRRAL University of the Third Age regularly meets at Williamson Art Gallery, Birkenhead. Details from website ‘Wirral U3A’.


HOYLAKE Hurricanes Ladies Volleyball Club meets at West Kirby Residential School on Mondays (8pm). Details from Kris on 07947 712352 or hoylakehurricanesvbc@gmail.com

Poetry night

FORT Perch Rock Poets meet in the Mess Cafe at Fort Perch Rock in New Brighton on the second Wednesday of every month from 7.30 to 9.30pm.

Croquet club

CROQUET sessions are held at Upton Victory Hall in Salacre Lane, Upton, on weekday afternoons. Details from Jill on 0151 677 0540.

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