Hospice’s NEW BIG Summer Walk



Katharine House Hospice are excited to be launching their brand new BIG Summer Walk taking place on Sunday 28th June. Taking advantage of the great British summertime, there’s something for everyone at this brand new fundraising walk. With no Midnight Walk or Winter Walk this year, The BIG Summer Walk is hotting up to be the biggest event of the year.

The event, which is being held at Marquis Drive on Cannock Chase has two routes from 5 miles for fun to a 10 mile challenge and is anticipated to be the hospices biggest fundraising event of the year. The event is sponsored by afsystems carpet and pressure cleaning, Acorns letting services and Mercedes Benz Drayton Group.

James Lunney hospice Event Fundraiser says;

“Registrations are open and there has been great interest already. With it being our only walk this year we hope that hundreds of hospice supporters will come together on a warm summers day to help us to continue to provide free care services at the hospice and in the community. It’s shaping up to be a fantastic social event and we’ll be hosting a BIG Cuppa at the event as well as having stalls and entertainment. Supporters can really make a day of it and go for an optional summer themed fancy dress and have a picnic at the end!”

“Whether you are walking in memory of a loved one, to get fit and set yourself a personal challenge or just for fun in beautiful surroundings, this will be a great event for all the family. By taking part and getting sponsored you will make a huge difference to other local people and their families in our care”.

The walk costs £12.50 to enter but if you register by 1st May it’s just £10. Children under 16 years old accompanied by an adult are just £2. Registrations close on 24th June – on the day registrations will be charged £15 per person.

James says

“we encourage walkers to gain as many sponsors a possible – every penny raised really makes a difference to the lives of local people and this year there will be a prize for top fundraiser as well as a prize draw for anyone raising over £30.”

Interested walkers can book by phone on 01785 270808 or online at the Hospice website www.khhospice.org.uk follow the fun on Facebook – Katharine House Hospice, Stafford. If you would like to volunteer to help on the night call the Fundraising Team on 01785 270808 or email fundraising@khhospice.org.uk