The much loved Sunflower Walk has become the latest fundraising event to be cancelled because of the Coronavirus.

But the team at Windsor's Thames Hospice in Hatch Lane is calling on people to remember their loved ones and take their own unique 'Sunflower Walk' on Saturday, June 6.

Last year's walk in the stunning surroundings of Virginia Water lake attracted the biggest turnout ever as 500 people chose a 4k,6.5k or 13k route and raising £30,000 for the hospice.

However, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, this year's walk has joined other fundraising activities and events in being cancelled or put on hold for the foreseeable future.

Instead Thames Hospice is calling on supporters to remember a loved one by taking on a local route of their choice covering a distance of either; 2.5k, 4k or 10k, while adhering to the UK Government’s social distancing guidelines.

Alison Evans, head of events and community fundraising at the hospice, said: “We rely on the generosity of our community for the majority of our funding, and with many of our fundraising events either cancelled or on hold, we have never needed our wonderful supporters more than we need them now.

“Please encourage friends, family, colleagues and neighbours to take part and help us raise much needed funds, so we can continue to support local families who desperately need our care.”

Entry to take part in the walk is free, with a minimum sponsorship of £25 per person. Everyone who signs up to the walk will have an opportunity to write a special message for their loved one, which will be placed on the hospice's memory tree. If participants raise over £25, they will receive a special Thames Hospice sunflower pin badge.

To sign up to the Thames Hospice Sunflower Walk, please visit