An event organised by St Richard’s Hospice offers the opportunity to walk the whole of the Worcestershire way in a day to support hospice care across the county.
Many keen walkers have already signed up for this year’s Worcestershire Way Walk and, either individually or as a team, will be taking on the challenging 31 mile dawn ‘til dusk trek in aid of the local hospice.
This year’s challenge, which will be held on Friday 19th June, marks the 10th anniversary of this popular walking event and so promises to be a great celebration of the many hundreds of walkers over the years that have supported the hospice.
The walk begins at 6am in Bewdley and walkers will stride out across the most wonderful Worcestershire countryside before a tough finish on the slopes of the Malvern Hills.
Alison Parkes, Senior Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said; “This year will be the tenth year we have run this event and so the atmosphere is likely to be amazing. There is always a great team spirit and camaraderie amongst the walkers taking part. This isn’t an event for the faint hearted, and we certainly recommend some training beforehand.
She added; “Many people take on this challenge in memory of someone special, as a way of saying thank you for the hospice care they received. But often at the end of the walk they realise that they have achieved something fantastic for themselves too.”
The event costs just £10 to enter but relies on sponsorship and donations to be successful. The money raised will help St Richard’s Hospice continue to care for patients at the end of their lives, and support their families.
The event is kindly sponsored by Carisson Properties Ltd. Worcestershire County council’s countryside rangers kindly provide support vehicle assistance.
For more information, contact Alison Parkes by email [email protected] or call 01905 763963.
St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-threatening illnesses and supports their families. Each year the hospice team supports over 2,600 patients and family members in Worcestershire with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.
The hospice works to help people make the best of their lives despite the effects of their illness. The care provided is tailored to the individual needs of each patient and cares for the whole person; physically, emotionally and spiritually.
St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it to continue its work.
For more information please visit www.strichards.org.uk