Katharine House Hospice are excited to announce that their flagship event, the BIG Summer Walk will take place on Sunday 17th July 2016. Last year the event raised over £25,000 for the hospice, and it is hoped that the event will be even bigger this year.
The event, which is being held at Marquis Drive on Cannock Chase has two routes, the Abraham’s Valley Hike which is a 20KM multi-terrain route, and the Pepper Slade Ramble, a 12KM undulating route, both offering their own challenges but with stunning scenery.
This year, the event is proudly sponsored by Western Power Distribution (WPD), the company responsible for electricity distribution in the Midlands, South West and South Wales. Phil Wedgwood from WPD said;
“We are delighted to support the Big Summer Walk. We’ve supported Katharine House Hospice in different ways for a number of years because of the excellent work they do in the local community.”
Holly Addison, Corporate Fundraiser at the hospice said
“We are so grateful to WPD for their generous sponsorship. Their support means that even more money raised from the Big Summer Walk will go towards providing free care at the hospice.”
Lisa Carson, Events Fundraiser said;
“Registrations are open for the hospice’s biggest event of the year and there has been great interest already. We hope that hundreds of hospice supporters will come together on a warm summer’s day to help us to continue to provide free care services at the hospice and in the community. We are urging people to book early and are offering an early bird discount for anyone who books before 6th May”.
“we encourage walkers to gain as many sponsors a possible as the entry fee covers the cost of us putting on the event – every penny raised really makes a difference to the lives of local people living with life limiting illnesses”.
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.