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Join us for our annual Starlight Stroll, now in its fifth year, for an extra-special evening under the stars with your friends, family and colleagues and help raise vital funds for hospice care.

Make Eastbourne Seafront sparkle with your own lantern, joining hundreds of others along the beautiful route to the Italian Gardens at Holywell. Take part in the traditional 4-mile route, or go the extra two miles with our 6-mile stretch offering pretty views east of the Pier.

Lay down your lantern at the halfway point in the peaceful Italian Gardens and reflect on treasured memories with loved ones. Last year an incredible 1,083 people took part in this amazing sponsored walk, raising a staggering £95,214.30. With your help, we could raise even more to make a HUGE difference to St Wilfrid’s and the care we provide.  

Entry is now £18 and includes Starlight Stroll T-Shirt, lantern and commemorative medal.

See below for more information on the event and how to register online or sign up now.


This year’s event begins at new start point Treasure Island, 5 Royal Parade, Eastbourne, BN22 7AE, see map reference on the right. With a new start point, comes a new finish line at the lovely Beach Deck restaurant.

Good to know      

  • Registration is open from 5.45 pm and the walk begins at 6.45pm. Last walkers return at approx. 10pm and The Beach Deck will be open until 11pm.  
  • Your entry fee includes Starlight Stroll t-shirt, lantern and commemorative medal. Everything you raise beyond your entry fee will make a huge impact on the work at St Wilfrid’s.
  • Once you’ve registered we will send you a Starlight Stroll Fundraising Pack with top tips on how to become a sponsorship superstar! Raise over the suggested £100 in sponsorship and you could take home a special Starlight Stroll gift.*
  • Food and drink will be available to buy from Treasure Island before the walk. We recommend staying hydrated with plenty of water and a small snack will be provided free at the Italian Gardens halfway point.
  • At The Beach Deck finish line you can celebrate completing Starlight with a hot drink and sweet treat, or perhaps a glass of bubbly! They will be offering a Starlight Stroll special for all walkers. Choose from lemon tart served with fresh raspberries, a decadent dark chocolate tart or a creamy chocolate éclair, all served with a pot of tea, hot chocolate or a fresh cup of coffee for £5.50. Swap the hot drink to Prosecco for £7. Other refreshments will be available at their bar until 10pm.
  • Free parking can be found nearby Treasure Island along Royal Parade and in the residential area opposite the venue. To the right of Treasure Island, there is a pay and display car park which is free after 6pm and includes disabled parking bays, though we recommend arriving early as spaces are limited. Fisherman’s Green to the left of Treasure Island also offers parking, free after 6pm.
  • Under 5s welcome! Though we do not charge entry for under 5s, bring your little walkers along to meet Wilfie Bear and join in the fun on the day. Under 5s won’t receive a t-shirt but lanterns will be available for them to decorate.
  • Please click here for our full T&Cs.

Both 4 and 6-mile walks offer accessible routes along Eastbourne Seafront with slopes along the way and leading into the Italian Gardens, to support wheelchair access.

Watch the best bits from last year’s Starlight Stroll

Register here using our online form or click the button below to download a form!

2018 Starlight Memories

Are you a business looking for ways you can get involved?

From experience led opportunities on the night, to branded sponsorship packages we can help find the right option to suit your business needs.   

Simply get in touch with Amber to find out more, [email protected]

Become a volunteer!

Perhaps you’d like to lend us a helping hand at this wonderful event instead? We have loads of great roles available, from helping to register everyone at the start of the event, to marshalling the route and helping with lanterns in the Italian Gardens. The best bit? You get to meet some fabulous people along the way whilst doing your bit for St Wilfrid’s.

Get in touch with [email protected] to find out more.

*As an added incentive we’re giving away special Starlight Stroll goodies to those who raise over £100, £250 and £350.