Calling all female superheroes...!

Special mission: Staff from Trinity Hospice gearing up for the Illumathon in their Superhero themed T-shirts
Special mission: Staff from Trinity Hospice gearing up for the Illumathon in their Superhero themed T-shirts
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Superheroes are signing up all over the Fylde Coast for a special mission.

Generations of women have already been coming forward to take part in this year’s Trinity Illumathon on September 6.

But organisers say they still need more to join them.

This year’s event has a Superhero theme and a message that not all superheroes wear capes.

The start-time of the night walk through the famous Illuminations has been brought forward for the first time.

Previous Illumathons started at midnight, but to allow more age groups and more people to take part – after feedback from the public – organisers at Trinity Hospice decided to make the start 10.30pm.

Another new feature this year will be a hog roast at the end, so all the women and girls who complete the five or 10-mile walk can tuck into a well-deserved hog roast butty at the end.

The Promenade will be lit up with bright yellow T-shirts as the grandmothers, daughters, nieces, sisters and granddaughters walk from Sainsbury’s on Red Bank Road, Bispham, along the Promenade and back – to raise much-needed funds for the Low Moor Road hospice, which provides palliative care for people across the Fylde coast. Linzi Young, head of fund-raising for Trinity Hospice, said: “We have already had a really positive response to bringing the start-time forward to 10.30pm and we are hoping to get more people involved, so everyone can experience the unique Illumathon atmosphere.

“Many women who have signed up have been telling us what they are going to wear and it sounds as though there are going to be some amazing outfits. It will be brilliant to see what everyone comes dressed as on the night and how all the women look together at the famous warm-up.”

The build-up for the event will start from 9.30pm, with live entertainment and music from Radio Wave.

There will be a special memory board for walkers to write a message about a loved one or what Trinity Hospice means to them.

Book online at or pop in to the hospice reception to collect an entry form.

Although men cannot take part in the women-only walk, they can still get involved – their help with marshalling on the night would be greatly appreciated.