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Local hospice annual memory walk returns this September
A popular and picturesque walk is returning this year to remember loved ones who have died and raise vital funds for local hospice care.
Havens Hospices’ 14th Havens to Havens Walk will take place on Sunday 18th September. Families and friends will be coming together in honour of loved ones and to fundraise for its specialist palliative nursing and supportive care.
This year’s walk starts at Little Havens, the children’s hospice in Thundersley. The event is taking walkers on a five-and-a-half-mile route passing through Belfairs Woods, along the Prittle Brook Greenway, then on to the finish line at Fair Havens Hospice located opposite Priory Park in Prittlewell.
Once walkers have reached Fair Havens they can enjoy a well-deserved rest, entertainment and refreshments. Supporters then have the choice to either continue by foot back to Little Havens to complete a total of 11 miles or take a coach back to the start to pick up their medal.
The walk usually attracts more than 300 supporters every year. Susie May, Event Organiser at Havens Hospices said: “We cannot wait to welcome walkers back to our much-loved Havens to Havens Walk, one of our major fundraising events for 2022, where every step, and every pound will be ‘Making every day count.’
“Our beloved Havens to Havens Walk brings comfort to so many families, allowing them time and space to remember those special to them and dearly missed. By taking part they are also helping to raise vital funds to support future local families in need of hospice care.
“We don’t charge a penny for any of our care services and that’s thanks to the support and generosity of the community who take part in events like the Havens to Havens Walk.”
The event is suitable for all ages and abilities and is great fun for all the family with an activity sheet for younger visitors to complete along the route.
Entry for the walk is just £15 per adult and free for children 16 years and under. When signing up there is also an option to purchase a Havens Hospices t-shirt for an additional £6 but this is only available in adult sizes and is to be collected on the day.
For more information and to sign up visit www.havenshospices.org.uk/havenstohavens The charity is also accepting sign-ups on the day at a cost of £20 per person.
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