25th September 2018

Take on Severn Valley Walk for hospice

Walkers are being encouraged to sign up for a new hospice challenge this autumn.

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

Participants can choose from either a four, seven or 14-mile walk, followed by a return journey aboard the Severn Valley Railway (SVR), one of the country’s most popular heritage railways.

Jayne Sargeant, Fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice, said: “This is the first time we have organised a walk along the beautiful Severn Way.

“We hope our walkers will enjoy a lovely autumnal day through stunning open countryside – while spotting trains along the way.

“Our thanks go to event sponsors OGL Computer, which has a team taking on the challenge, and Severn Valley Railway and Bewdley High School for their support in helping us host this walk.

“We also thank the Co-op petrol station in Bewdley for donating 500 bottles of water for this event.”

Each route begins from the SVR station in Bewdley and there is free parking for walkers at Bewdley High School.

The four-mile walk goes to Arley, while the seven-mile finishes in Highley and the 14-mile ends in Bridgnorth.

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

To find out more information and to register visit strichards.org.uk/severn-valley-walk. Each walker is asked to raise a minimum of £30 towards supporting the hospice’s care.