One fine sunny Sunday last April, 374 walkers, ambled, sauntered and strolled along 7.25 miles, clocking up 5,726,688 steps, raising nearly £20,000 in for Springhill Hospice. This year Springhill Hospice are asking new and old supporters to do it all again.
On the morning of Sunday 30th April, Springhill Hospice will join together with Dr Kershaw’s Hospice in Oldham to host their annual Hospice to Hospice Walk.
At this annual event, now in it’s 11th year, Springhill supporters young and old, two legged or four, set off from the Broad Lane hospice on a 7.25 mile circular walk.
But why ‘Hospice to Hospice’? At the same time as Springhill’s supporters set off, Dr Kershaw’s walkers set off from Oldham, calling in at each other’s Hospice’s half way around for a cuppa and a catch up.
Last year’s 10th Birthday event saw 374 walking for Springhill and raising a record £20,000, an amount that broke event fundraising records! This year Springhill want you, your friends and family, to take part.
“This event is a really relaxed, family orientated event, 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 Fundraising Manager, 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 hot soup, a sit down, a medal to show everyone what they have achieved and huge Springhill Smile” 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 – It’s very easy to get involved. You can enter online by visiting www.springhill.org.uk/hospice2 or contact firstname.lastname@example.org 01706 641790 for more information or a paper application form.