16th July 2018

Extra walkers take on challenge despite the heat

Walkers who took part in an annual 31 mile walk in soaring temperatures earlier this month have raised more than £30,000 for a local charity.

160 walkers registered for The Worcestershire Way Walk, organised by St Richard’s Hospice.

The walk – which took place in near tropical temperatures – saw participants setting out at dawn from Bewdley, finishing at the slopes of the Malvern Hills at dusk.

Alison Parkes, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “Huge congratulations to all those who completed the Worcestershire Way Walk earlier this month in what was probably the hottest one yet!  The trek, with its many steep inclines and gruelling declines, is such a huge challenge and we are so grateful for all those who took on the 31 miles for the hospice.

“We have received feedback from the day that many people in the community showed extra kindness by refilling water bottles, offering treats to the walkers and even a hosepipe for a quick swill at the bottom of the Malvern Hills!  We are so lucky to have such generosity across Worcestershire.

“We would also like to thank our sponsors of the event, Carisson Properties, as well as our team of volunteers who did such a fabulous job on the day!”