Hospice’s BIG Summer Walk Hot’s UP!


With Katharine House Hospice’s brand new event, the BIG Summer Walk just 2 weeks away, the registrations are coming in fast. Over 350 people 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 beautiful routes from 5 miles for fun to a 10 mile challenge and is anticipated to be the hospices biggest fundraising event of the year.

Lisa Carson, hospice Event Fundraiser says;

“Over 350 supporters have already registered and we expect there will be hundreds more by the day.. 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. There’ll be inflatables, face painting, food, drink and stalls to enjoy after the walk. 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 and 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.

Lisa 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”.

The event is sponsored by Mercedes Benz Drayton Group.

Becky Martin, Corporate Fundraiser for Katharine House says

“I’d like to thank our sponsors for supporting this event, it means that more money raised from the event will go directly to providing free care for local people”.

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