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Reach your peak – take on Snowdon by night!

14th July 2017

St Richard’s Hospice is calling for all adventurers to join a memorable challenge this September, to help raise funds for hospice care.

Snowdon by Night is a chance for groups of 8 to 12 to trek Mount Snowdon overnight, reaching the summit in time for sunrise.

The 15-mile trek will take place on Friday 8th to Saturday 9th September 2017. The walk will take about 7 to 8-hours to complete and includes an ascent of 3199 feet (975 metres.)

All groups will be accompanied by an experienced and fully qualified mountain guide. A good level of fitness and relevant training is required for this physically demanding challenge. The trekking challenge is run by Adventurous Ewe.

Adventurers are to meet at St Richard’s Hospice on Friday evening for a hot meal, before travelling to Mount Snowdon by coach. Depending on the weather, climbers will take one of two routes to the summit. They will descend the mountain while the sun rises. Participants will return to St Richard’s Hospice late morning. An optional brunch is available for climbers to purchase after they have completed the challenge.

Jodi Brandwood, St Richard’s Fundraiser said: “Trekking Snowdon during the day time forms a great challenge, but by using torches to light our way and having the moon as our back drop, summiting at night brings another sense of achievement to an already recognised trek.    This challenge offers a truly unforgettable experience. Watching the sun rise over the Snowdonia National Park is an opportunity not to be missed!”

Participants have to pledge to raise as much money as possible for the hospice as well as paying a £99 admin fee.

To find out more  or to register for the challenge, contact Jodi Brandwood or Alison Parkes on 01905 763963 or email fundraising@strichards.org.uk

 St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their loved ones. Each year the hospice team supports more than 3,000 patients, family members and bereaved in Worcestershire.

The hospice strives to provide the best medical, practical, emotional and social support they can to help people live life to the fullest, as independently as they can, for as long as they can.

St Richard’s is an independent charity and is grateful for all donations to help it continue its work.

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

During this challenging time, we are doing our utmost to continue caring for the patients and loved ones who need us most.

The way we work has been adapted, with many of our services delivered remotely – such as over the phone, or by video call. And we are working closely with other health care professionals in Worcestershire to share knowledge and expertise at this time.

Latest changes at St Richard’s Hospice

  • In-patient Unit: To protect patients and staff  from the spread of the virus, we are following national guidance and therefore it is with regret we are not able to accept visitors. Please do not hesitate to contact the In-patient Unit with any questions on 01905 958163. Thank you for your understanding at this difficult time.
  • Community Nursing: Community services continue to operate, with a mixture of hands-on care and remote support.
  • Living Well and Family Support Services: Switched to virtual model, with care given remotely over the phone or via video call.
  • Shops: All 19 of our shops and warehouse are temporarily closed. Please do not leave donations outside our shops, as we are unable to collect them at this time.
  • Fundraising: All hospice organised events until the end of August have been postponed. If you wish to support us, please donate to our Resilience Fund.

Please do not visit St Richard’s Hospice if you have a high temperature or new, continuous cough. If you have these symptoms, please stay at home and self-isolate for seven days. See NHS advice on coronavirus.

Thank you for your support and understanding at this difficult time.