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Hospice to Hospice 10th Birthday Walk

Springhill Hospice are delighted to confirm the date for this year’s 10th Birthday Hospice to Hospice Walk.  Sunday 24th of April will see hundreds of walkers set off from Broad Lane to walk the event’s 7.25 mile circular route, stopping off for a brew half way around at Dr Kershaw’s Hospice in Oldham.

For the last 10 years supporters from both hospices have walked 7.25 miles raising money for their respective charities and bringing greater awareness of palliative care to the communities of Rochdale and Oldham.

Last year 300 walkers supporting Springhill raised over £11,500, an amount that broke event fundraising records!  This year, in celebration of 10 Years of the Hospice to Hospice Walk, Springhill are asking supporters in the communities of Rochdale, Middleton and Heywood to take on the Hospice to Hospice Walk challenge, hoping to celebrate in style and smash that record.

“This event is a really relaxed, family orientated walk, everyone walks at their own pace.  Individuals, families, groups of friends, work colleagues, dogs, prams and wheelchair bound supporters all really enjoy taking part.  7.25 miles is quite a distance but not too far to be daunting.  People take part for so many reasons, whether it be to give something back to the Hospice or as a goal in their New Year fitness regime” said Springhill Hospice’s Community Fundraiser Lillie Winterbottom.

“It’s fantastic not only to see all our supporters set off from Springhill but to welcome Dr Kershaw’s walkers to Springhill for cuppa.  When our supporters return from Dr Kershaw’s they are met with a hot soup, a sit down and huge Springhill Smile.  This year supporters will receive an added bonus as everyone who takes part will receive a special 10th Birthday edition commemorative medal” added Lillie

Entry to this event costs just £7 and all money raised goes directly to caring for patients diagnosed with a life limiting illness.  The walk starts in Springhill’s beautiful grounds at 10.30 am and finishes with hot soup and a sit down in the comfort of the Day Hospice.

Apply online - This year Springhill has made it easier to get involved,  enter this and other events by visiting www.­springhill.­org.­uk/­hospice-to-hospice-walk or contact lillie.winterbottom@nhs.net 01706 641790 for more information or an application form.