Hospice’s BIG Summer Walk gathers pace

L-R   Health Care Assistant Roseanne Smith, Hospice supporter and volunteer Heather Wheeler, Health Care Assistant Ginny Owen
L-R Health Care Assistant Roseanne Smith, Hospice supporter and volunteer Heather Wheeler, Health Care Assistant Ginny Owen

 Katharine House Hospice BIG Summer Walk  registrations are coming in fast.Over 100 have already registered already for the 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;

“Over 100 supporters have already registered and we expect there will be hundreds more by the early bird deadline of 1st May. With it being our only walk this year we hope hospice supporters will come together to make this the biggest hospice event of the year 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!”

 

The walk costs £12.50 to enter. 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 day call the Fundraising Team on 01785 270808 or email fundraising@khhospice.org.uk