St Margaret’s Hospice Care is offering the chance to remember a loved one, whilst enjoying the great outdoors by taking on its new virtual sponsored walk ‘A Walk to Remember’ on the weekend of 17th-18th October.
It is free to take part and register your place, says the charity, which is asking all participants to raise sponsorship of £40 or more to help them continue to care for and support patients and their families across Somerset.
“You can walk any route in any location – why not try out somewhere new, we are suggesting a distance of around 10 miles, but it’s your challenge so choose whatever distance is right for you,” says a spokesman.
“However you choose to do your virtual sponsored walk we kindly ask you to adhere to the latest government coronavirus guidance.”
“Once registered to take part, you’ll receive a welcome pack which includes; a St Margaret’s Hospice Care 40th anniversary pin badge, a pack of our limited edition Ruby Sunflower seeds, a memory dedication bib to wear on your walk and a sponsorship form – and to celebrate your amazing achievement and fundraising efforts – so you’ll also receive a certificate!”
“Any sponsorship raised from family, friends and colleagues goes towards the care and support St Margaret’s nurses, therapists and doctors provide for our patients and their families. £40 could help could pay for a counselling session for a child or young person who has lost their parent.”
Sonia Bateman, Events Fundraiser at St Margaret’s, adds: “Our new virtual sponsored walk ‘A Walk to Remember’ is a perfect opportunity to remember someone special, whilst doing something amazing for your local community. By taking part and raising sponsorship, you can help to ensure over 4,900 people facing a life-limiting illness across Somerset receive the care and support they need this year.”
For more details and to register for free simply visit: https://www.st-margarets-hospice.org.uk/walk-to-remember