CHILDREN’S hospice charity Shooting Star Chase is encouraging people to take part in its Sunrise Walk and help raise vital funds for families in London and Surrey coping with the devastating loss of a child.

The charity’s biggest event, now in its fifth year, takes place on Sunday, June 4, when walkers will set off from Ham House in Richmond at 4.30am.

The event has two routes to choose from – a family-friendly 10km or a more advanced 20km – which cover the area’s most stunning sights at dawn, including Richmond Park, Richmond Hill, The Thames, Ham Common, Bushy Park and Hampton Court Palace.

To find out more about Shooting Star Chase’s Sunrise Walk and to sign up visit or contact via email on [email protected] or call 01932 823100.