The countdown is on to one of Huddersfield’s most popular annual fundraising events, The Kirkwood Memory Walk.

The event, previously called the Midnight Memory Walk, returns on Saturday June 22 2024. Supported by Syngenta, the event will start and finish at the John Smith’s Stadium.

It’s a chance for the local community to come together for a fun night out with friends and family and walk six or 10 miles under starry skies!

Last year 700 walkers took part raising around £55,000.

It’s a unique opportunity to make new memories with loved ones, celebrate the work of The Kirkwood and raise money to help people in the care of the hospice improve their quality of life.

The event organisers, who are working hard to make sure this year’s event is their biggest ever, have just launched a special Early Bird ticket offer, which they hope will make the event affordable for everyone.

Walkers who sign up by Sunday April 7 will be able to take advantage of a limited time Early Bird offer of just £5 for all adults and children – and you can even bring your canine companion free of charge.

Everyone who signs up will receive a free T-shirt and a fundraising pack featuring lots of tips and tricks to help you smash your fundraising target. And everyone who takes part will be presented with a medal at the finish line.

Rachael Savage, events manager with The Kirkwood, said: “The Kirkwood Memory Walk is a huge event for our charity, bringing hundreds of families and friends together for a great night out under the stars.

“We know things are challenging for people throughout our community right now, so we were really keen to make this year’s walk affordable for the whole family. That’s why we’ve put together an incredible Early Bird Offer.

“It’s our lowest ever ticket price and we hope it will help to bring more people together for this special fundraising event.”

Organisers are planning to introduce more entertainment at the event than in previous years, with lots of activities for the whole family to enjoy as the clock ticks down to the start of the walk.

Rachael added: “Whether supporters come along to remember someone they love or enjoy a great night out with friends, we’re going to pull out all the stops to make this year’s event more fun, more entertaining and more emotional than ever before.”

You can sign up to take part via