This event has been postponed

In light of this current situation with Covid-19 virus, Treetops Hospice Care
have taken the decision to postpone the Starlight Strut.

A new date will be announced in due course.

We will keep all those directly affected by the event postponement updated
with the new information as soon as it becomes available.

Thank you for your understanding in these difficult times.

Registration closes in


The Starlight Strut is a 10k or 5k sponsored night walk, open to people of all genders, from all communities, in Derby city.

Walk in memory of a loved one, walk for fun and fitness, walk to support your local hospice.

Whatever your reason, be sure to join us for our biggest and best Starlight Strut yet! Fundraising can be fun and easy and we’ll support you all the way to the finish line!

We want as many people as possible to remember, celebrate, walk and raise money with us. Why not register with your work colleagues, gym buddies, uni mates or running club? Enter a team, have fun and raise heaps of cash for your local hospice together!

This year’s theme is Light up the Night! Get your flashing head gear, fairy lights, neon trainers and glowsticks ready!

Make this a night to remember...

We know that many of you will be walking to honour a loved one,
so there’ll be an opportunity to write your special message on a display in intu Derby.

What our amazing supporters say about the Starlight Strut...

“It’s all ages and everyone is so supportive of each other. It’s a really positive achievement when it’s over and joyful to know that you’re helping other people – the feel-good factor is fantastic."

Jacqui, Bramcote

“I’ve always been proud of supporting Treetops – it’s a place that’s special to us. It’s nice to be able to do something to say thank you for supporting our family and taking such good care of them.”

Emma, Long Eaton

“I initially started doing the Starlight Strut in memory of my sister, Catherine. It’s absolutely fabulous on the night – especially at the start when everybody’s all together and dressed up."

Heather, Long Eaton

This year we are asking all our participants to aim to raise £75 or more in sponsorship. Treetops Hospice Care is a charity that relies on the fundraising efforts of our supporters to raise over £3 million per year, so that we can keep providing free hospice and bereavement care to all those who need it in our area.

We hope you'll take the pledge, have loads of fun, raise loads of funds and help us to keep supporting people in their time of greatest need. Thank you.

How your support makes a difference

"It's hard to describe to someone who's able-bodied how much a bath means to you. It's more than just getting clean."

"You don’t realise how tired you are and how wearying it is. You need, at times, a crutch to lean on. I could never thank Treetops enough."

"Amazing compassionate staff saved my sanity when I was overwhelmed with grief."

"My wife sees a big difference in me. It’s given me something to look forward to and something to get up for."

Event info


Friday 15 May 2020


intu Derby, West Mall, Derby, DE1 2PL


Venue opens at 6pm

Walk starts at 9pm


This year’s theme is Light up the Night! Get your fairy lights, flashing head gear, neon trainers and glowsticks ready! Help us to light up Derby like never before!


You'll receive a Starlight Strut t-shirt, included in the cost of your registration.


There is a Light up the Night themed pre-party at this year’s Starlight Strut! Arrive from 6pm to enjoy music, pick up some fancy flashing head gear, get your photo taken and indulge at the glitter bar!


There is lots of parking available at and around intu Derby. Please consider car sharing where possible as this is a very busy event. intu Derby car parking info

More info

Click the following links for more information. Can't find what you're looking for? Contact the Fundraising Team on or
0115 949 1264

Thank you to our corporate sponsors

We’d like to say a great big Treetops thank you to the following organisations for supporting the Starlight Strut and helping us to raise money for hospice care in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

"intu Derby are very excited to be hosting the 2020 Starlight Strut. We know that many of our shoppers look forward to the event so this year we are proud to be part of the action. Raising money for Treetops is a very worthy cause and one we are delighted to be able to support."

Want to join them?

Contact our Corporate Partnership Fundraiser Laura McWha on 0115 949 6949 or email to find out more about our bespoke corporate partnership options. We’d love to have you on board!

Support the Strutters!

Cant make it to this year’s walk but would still like to support Treetops and our Strutters?

Donate to our JustGiving campaign here:

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