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Walk across the Malvern Hills and help combat loneliness among elderly

Malvern Editorial 29th May, 2024   0

A LONG-STANDING charity for the elderly in Worcestershire is urging residents to challenge themselves by walking across the county’s ‘spectacular’ Malvern Hills.

Age UK Herefordshire and Worcestershire are challenging locals to take on the ‘Hike Against Loneliness’ and help boost wellbeing the older community.

The challenge, which is being organised in conjunction with Elite Adventures, aims to raise money in aid of Age UK H&W and help them in their mission to combat loneliness and boost wellbeing.

Those up for the challenge will have a choice of undertaking two different options – walking the hills end to end or stepping it up a notch and walking the whole trail before turning around and walking all the way back.

The two different options cover 9 and 18 miles respectively, and while being tough, will offer those undertaking the challenge the chance to witness some spectacular views across the Malvern Ridge.

There are several different sign-up options available, and you can register as an individual or with a team.

The charity has announced this event during national walking month to give all fundraisers adequate time to train. The Hike Against Loneliness challenge is scheduled for March 22, 2025.

Age UK H&W’s fundraising coordinator, Jodie Peek, said: “It’s truly inspiring to witness so many local businesses and individuals showing their support through participation.

“This challenge will not only provide a significant opportunity to generate the crucial funding required to support the invaluable work of our charity, but it also gives individuals the chance to undertake a remarkable personal challenge, while combatting isolation and loneliness across all generations.”

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