A GROUP of Malvern walkers will take on the 34-mile Worcestershire Way walk today to raise funds for St Richard’s Hospice which has been hit hard by the Coronavirus lockdown.
Team Zulu will take on the challenge to add to the £30,000 they have raised for the cause in the past ten years.
The pandemic has meant the hospice has had to close its charity shops and cancel most of its fund-raising events, including the Worcestershire Way Walk.
But the team are going to take on the challenge – with social distancing in place and in reverse – from Great Malvern to Bewdley.
The picturesque walk equates to a fifth of the ascent of Everest or climbing the Empire State Building 143 times.
Team founder Tarquin Shaw-Young has continued to keep the team in top physical shape and has committed to do the walk anyway.
They would like to raise as much money as they possibly can for the hospice.
Visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/teamzulu10 to donate to the cause.
And, while Tarquin and the team are pacing from Great Malvern to Bewdley, his two daughters Tuppence, 19, and Honesty, 17 will be walking the regular Worcestershire Walk (the Bewdley to Great Malvern) in memory of their dear friend Billy White, aged 17, who sadly died earlier in the year from Osteosarcoma.
They are raising funds for The Bone Cancer Research Trust which is dedicated to saving lives and improving outcomes for people affected by primary bone cancer.
Despite being small, they fund more research projects exploring primary bone cancer than any other organisation.
To sponsor the girls visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tuppence-shaw-young