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Starlight Stroll 2019 - Saturday 14 September

Join us for our annual Starlight Stroll, now in its 5th 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 we had over 1,000 people join us on an amazing evening raising a staggering £95,214.30 and with your help, we could raise even more – making a HUGE difference to St Wilfrid’s and the care we provide.  

Early bird entry for 2019 is now open!*

See below for more info on the event and how to register.  

This year’s event begins at new start point Treasure Island, 5 Royal Parade, Eastbourne, BN22 7AE, see map reference on the right.

On the day

With a new start point, comes a new finish line at the lovely Beach Deck restaurant for you to sit back and relax with friends, family and colleagues - the perfect time to celebrate completing Starlight Stroll with a hot drink and a sweet treat.

Choose from Lemon Tart served with fresh raspberries, a decedent Dark Chocolate Tart or a creamy Chocolate Eclair, all served with a pot of tea, hot chocolate or a fresh cup of coffee for £5.50. Want to raise a glass to your wonderful achievement? Swap the hot drink for a chilled glass of Prosecco for £7.

Register here!

Good to know      

  • Registration is open from 5:45 pm and the walk begins at 6.45pm. Last walkers return at approx. 10 pm and The Beach Deck will be open until 11 pm.  
  • Food and drink will be available to buy from Treasure Island before the walk and at The Beach Deck at the end of the walk. We recommend staying hydrated with plenty of water, and a small snack will be provided free at the Italian Gardens halfway point.
  • 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 carpark which is free after 6 pm 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 6 pm.
  • Under 5s welcome! Though we do not charge entry for under 5’s, bring your little walkers along to meet Wilfie Bear and join in the fun on the day. Lanterns are also available for under 5s to decorate.


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.

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. 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.

*Early Bird entry ends 31 July 2019, standard entry £18.