16th August 2018

Stride into autumn with hospice Severn Way walk


Walkers are being encouraged to sign up for a new hospice event later on this year.

St Richard’s Hospice is organising a walk along the Severn Way – which follows the stunning landscape of the River Severn – on Saturday 13 October.

Those who wish to take part can choose from either a 4, 7 or 14 mile walk with a relaxing return journey on the Severn Valley Railway, one of the most popular heritage railways in the country.

All routes begin from the station in Bewdley. The 4 mile walk goes to Arley, the 7 mile heads to Highley and the 14 miles route ends in Bridgnorth.

Jayne Sargeant, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice said: “This is the first time we have organised a walk along the beautiful Severn Way; walkers will hopefully enjoy an autumnal day in stunning open countryside as well as the chance to spot trains along the way. Our thanks go to both Severn Valley Railway and Bewdley High School for their support in helping us host this lovely event.”

Jayne also thanked the Co-op petrol station in Bewdley who have donated 500 bottles of water for walkers. Free parking is available for all those taking part at Bewdley High School.

You can register online

Each walker is asked to pay a registration fee to cover costs and raise a minimum of £30 towards hospice care.

The event is being kindly sponsored by OGL Computer, which has chosen St Richard’s Hospice as its charity of the year.

St Richard’s Hospice provides free specialist palliative and end of life care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their loved ones. Each year the hospice team supports more than 3,300 patients, family members and bereaved people 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. They care for people with a range of illnesses including heart failure, Parkinson’s, and motor neurone disease as well as cancer.
St Richard’s has launched the Build 2020 Appeal which aims to raise the final £1.4m needed to build a bigger hospice, enabling more patients and families to be cared for in Worcestershire.

The total cost for expanding and redeveloping the existing building in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, is £5.3m.