Solstice Walk

Participants enjoyed a magical evening in Lichfield as the Solstice Walk returned to the city.

The St Giles Hospice fundraiser had an enchanted theme and saw fairies, elves and wizards take part in the 10km walk.

Chloe Hope, head of fundraising at the Whittington-based charity, said:

“We’ve called this year’s Solstice Walk an ‘enchanted’ event and that’s exactly what it became.

“With all of the fun and entertainment we had planned, we didn’t want the rain to put a dampener on our evening but we couldn’t believe our luck when it suddenly stopped just before the walk started.

“First we got a rare double rainbow and then the Lichfield sky was lit up an incredible orange colour – it really was something special.”

Chloe Hope, St Giles Hospice

The Enchanted Solstice Walk began with a welcome party at the event’s new venue at Lichfield Rugby Club.

Entertainment included face painting, hair styling and stilt walkers, along with live music, food and drink, before a moment of reflection which saw the sky filled with bubbles to remember loved ones.

“It was wonderful to be able to finally bring back our midsummer fundraising spectacular and offer a warm welcome to so many familiar faces among our solstice supporters – we’ve really missed you over the last couple of years.

“We also want to say a huge thank you to all our participants and volunteers, as well as Lichfield Rugby Club, Doocey Traffic Management, Pure Hair and our two live bands, Kodachrome and The Grateful Dads, who helped to make our Enchanted Solstice Walk such an unforgettable night of magic, mystery and memories.

“We really couldn’t stage this fantastic event each year without the incredible support we receive from you all and it was great to see so many people lining the streets to cheer on the walkers and add to the magical party atmosphere.”

Chloe Hope, St Giles Hospice

Click below to see pictures from the Solstice Walk:

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