29th Mar, 2017

St Richard's Hospice confirm return of annual walk across Malvern Hills

Craig Gibbons 17th Mar, 2017

A MAY day Malvern walk suitable for all ages and abilities has been confirmed by St Richard’s Hospice.

The annual event, which saw 600 people don their walking boots last year, will be held on Saturday, May 20 and organised by the hospice who provide free specialist palliative care for patients living with life-limiting illnesses and supports their loved ones.

Walkers can choose between two, five and 11-mile routes.

The two and five mile routes start at 10.00am from Black Hills car park while the 11-mile route commences at 8.00am from North Quarry car park with attendees walking the length of the Malvern Hills from Chase End.

In the past groups of walkers have been made up of friends, families, organisations, schools and individuals who enjoy a day of spectacular views.

Jayne Sargeant, community fundraiser at St Richard’s Hospice said: “This annual fundraising event is a fabulous family event and one that has been so well supported over the years.

“We are really lucky to have such a stunning area of outstanding natural beauty on our doorstep and would encourage as many people as possible to join us to celebrate our countryside alongside raising vital funds to support our work.”

Last year the event raised a staggering £23,000.

It is one of the hospice’s most popular events and has been running since the charity was launched in 1984.

All those taking part pledge to raise a minimum of £50.

Jayne added: “The backing from our community continues to be truly incredible and we couldn’t offer the free care and support to our patients and their loved ones without it.”

There are entrance fees of £10 for adults and £5 for those under 16.

To register for the walk visit www.strichards.org.uk/malvern-hills-walk.