Stride out along county’s waterways for hospice

17th July 2019

Walkers are set to step out along the county’s waterways for a fundraising event in support of St Richard’s Hospice.

The hospice’s Waterways Walk challenge takes place on Sunday, August 4 and features a 22-mile and 11-mile route.

The longer route is circular, starting and finishing at Droitwich Spa Rugby Club – while the 11-mile is linear, beginning in Diglis, Worcester and also ending at the rugby club.

Kelly Johns, hospice fundraiser, said: “This event returns after a break in 2018 and we are so excited to welcome walkers once again.

“In the past this has been a popular, well-loved event in the hospice calendar and we hope for another fantastic day out this year.

“Both routes take in some picturesque stretches of Worcestershire’s canal and river networks, making for an enjoyable challenge – while raising money to support our care.”

Registrations are open until 1pm Friday, August 2 and cost £12 for adults and £8 for children under 16. There will not be the option to register on the day. Children must be over 12 years old to take part.

Mike Taitt, club manager at event sponsors Anytime Fitness, said: “Anytime Fitness is proud to be sponsoring such a great event for an amazing charity.

“We are looking forward to not only sponsoring, but taking part in a challenge that brings the community together.”

To sign-up for the Waterways Walk visit or contact

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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.
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