The BIG Summer Walk - The only hospice walk

28 June, 2015 - 10:15

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Last year we had the Midnight Walk and the Winter Walk. This year we are bringing the two events together for one BIG walk. It’s all about the summer and we’re turning up the heat with our brand new BIG Summer Walk.

Location: Marquis Drive, Cannock Chase (WS12 4PW)

Join us on the only hospice walk this year as hundreds of supporters come together for a day of fun and fundraising in the great British summertime. Whether walking in memory, to get fit, or just for fun, your support will help to provide free care services at the hospice and in the community for patients and their families. Thank you.

 

5 MILES FOR FUN

Bring family and friends for a beautiful walk in the country to raise funds for your hospice.
Starts 11.30am. Full price £12.50. Under 16’s £2.  There are no toilets or water stations on the 5 mile route - water and toilets are available at the finish line.

Arrive by 10.45am to Register.

 

10 MILE CHALLENGE

Are you ready to go the extra 5 miles for the hospice? Bring your family, friends and colleagues and take the challenge to help raise valuable funds for your Hospice.
Starts 10.15am. Full price £12.50. Under 16’s £2.  There will be a water station, refreshments, and toilets at the half way point on the 10 mile route.

Arrive by 9.30 am to Register.

ENTERTAINMENT

No British summer would be the same without entertainment. At the finish our Big Cuppa will be there selling cakes and there will be other refreshments, music, stalls, bouncy castles, face painters and summer fete games. You could even have a little picnic!

 

FANCY DRESS

Lots of our walkers like to dress up for the occassion so this years fancy dress theme is 'summer'. You could be a lifeguard, go Hawaiian, be a surfer for a day or even dress as a strawberry. Wherever your imagination takes you. There will be prizes for the best costumes!

 

DOGS

Dogs are welcome to join you on the BIG SUMMER WALK however they MUST BE KEPT ON A LEAD AT ALL TIMES (THIS INCLUDES DURING THE ENTIRE ROUTE).

  

ROUTE 

You can download a copy of the route map below.  Alternatively view the routes by clicking on the links here.

www.plotaroute.com/route/51906 10 mile

 

 

www.plotaroute.com/route/51910 5 ish mile


 

PARKING


We have exclusive use of the events car park on Marquis Drive  which is situated opposite the Visitor's Centre Car Park.  This is free of charge.  Please note the car park will close at 6.00 pm - any vehicles remaining on the car park at this time will not be able to get out until the following day.


DONT FORGET TO DONATE YOUR UNWANTED CLOTHING TO US at this event !  Look out for our Donation Station on the car park!!!


HOW TO REGISTER

1. Online registrations have now closed.
2. Register by phone on 01785 270808 (9am - 5pm Thurs, 9am - 2.30 pm Fri 26th June).
3. Register on the day at the event.
On the day entries will be charged at £15 for adults and £5 for under 16’s.

 

SET UP YOUR ONLINE FUNDRAISING PAGE HERE

Fundraising online is quick and easy to set up. It's a great way to fundraise through email and social media such as Facebook and Twitter. You can even set up your own personalised text code for your page. If you need any assistance please do ring the fundraising team on 01785 270808.

 

EVENT SPONSORS

Andy Foster from AFSystems has kindly sponsored this brand new event. AFsytems had previously sponsored the Winter Walk since 2008 and we are thrilled he has joined the BIG Summer Walk. Event sponsors help to absorb the costs of events which means that the sponsorship you raise goes towards hospice care rather than event costs. Thansk Andy!

We'd also like to welcome Acorns professional lettings services who are joining us as headline sponsors with AFSystems.

Finally we'd like to welcome Mercedes in Stafford for sponsoring the event.

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