17th March 2017

Step out on hills walk this May

A May day Malvern walk suitable for all ages and abilities has been confirmed for Saturday 20 May.

The annual event – which saw 600 people don their walking boots last year – is organised by St Richard’s Hospice.

Walkers can choose between 2,5 and 11 mile routes; the 2 and 5 mile routes start at 10.00am from Black Hills car park, are circular and perfect for families.  The 11mile route commences at 8.00am from North Quarry car park with walkers walking the length of the Malvern Hills from Chase End.  Post walk, coaches will be on hand from North Quarry car park to Chase End.

malvern walk dave dunbar pixIn the past, groups of walkers have been made up of friends, families, organisations, schools and individuals who enjoy a day of spectacular views.

Jayne Sargeant, Community Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice said: “This annual fundraising event is a fabulous family event and one that has been so well supported over the years.  We are really lucky to have such a stunning area of outstanding natural beauty on our doorstep and would encourage as many people as possible to join us to celebrate our countryside alongside raising vital funds to support our work.”

Last year, the event raised a staggering £23,000.  It is one of the hospice’s most popular events and has been running since the charity was launched in 1984.  All those taking part pledge to raise a minimum of £50.

Jayne concluded : “The backing from our community continues to be truly incredible and we couldn’t offer the free care and support to our patients and their loved ones without it.”

There are entrance fees of £10 for adults and £5 for under 16 years.  To register, visit www.strichards.org.uk/malvern-hills-walk

The event is kindly sponsored by Bloor Homes, www.bloorhomes.com.

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 over 2,500 patients and family members in Worcestershire.

The hospice strives to provide the best medical, practical, emotional and social support we 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.

For further information please call 01905 763 963 or email .