9th April 2018

Stride out on the hills for charity walk

Families and friends are being invited to stride out over the Malvern Hills for a fundraising walk in aid of hospice care.

St Richard’s Hospice is hosting its Malvern Hills Walk once again on Saturday, 19th May – with a two, five or 11-mile route available.

The walk is one of the most popular events run by St Richard’s and has been going every year since the charity was launched in 1984.

Last year, more than 500 walkers laced-up their boots for the event – raising more than £26,000 to support the charity’s care provided to patients, their loved ones and bereaved people across Worcestershire.

Jayne Sargeant, Fundraiser at St Richard’s, said: “We are so excited for this year’s Malvern Hills Walk. It is always such a fabulous event and has been so well supported over the years.

“Come along with your family, friends, colleagues, or enjoy a solo walk, and celebrate the spectacular scenery on our doorstep while raising money to support our care.”

Both the two and five-mile walks are circular, starting from 10am at Blackhill Car Park. Admin fee is £10 for adults and £5 for under 16s.

The 11-mile walk will see participants trek the length of the hills from Chase End, starting at North Quarry Car Park.

There will be coaches provided from the car park to Chase End at 7.30am on the day. Admin fee is £13 for adults and £6 for under 16s.

All those taking part pledge to raise £50 or more in sponsorship, supporting the hospice’s free care.

This year’s event is sponsored by Startin Skoda, Powick Worcester.

To register, visit www.strichards.org.uk/event/malvern-hills-walk or email Isobel Mathews on