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NEW WALKING EVENT LAUNCHED FOR SUE RYDER

‘Walk to Remember’ and raise money for Thorpe Hall Hospice

A spring woodland is the setting for a new event on the calendar at Sue Ryder Thorpe Hall Hospice, giving people the chance to remember loved ones while fundraising for hospice care.

Walk to Remember is a 5km walk of remembrance and reflection open to people from across the region – and early bird entry is now available.

Thorpe-Hall-in-support-RGBIt’s hoped hundreds of people will join the walk on Sunday May 20 which starts in the beautiful grounds of Thorpe Hall Hospice in Longthorpe before heading out to Longthorpe village, through woodland and back to the finishing line in the grounds of NGA HR, Thorpe Hall’s neighbours, for a celebratory drink and rest.

The route has been chosen to be perfect for families and pets giving everyone chance to remember someone special, celebrate the life of someone who’s missed or just enjoy a spring stroll.

Walk to Remember is being organised by a committee of volunteers with support from the hospice’s fundraising team.

Early bird prices are available right now – £7 for adults, £4 for children or £20 for a family (two adults plus two children).

Walk to Remember organising committee member Rosemary Knight said: “We’ve been working on plans for Walk to Remember for the last few months and we’re really excited to be at the stage where we can launch the event. A walk with family and friends is a lovely way to come together and share memories and thoughts. We really hope Walk to Remember will give people the chance to take a little time to think about and celebrate the lives of special people while supporting the hospice through sponsorship.”

Thorpe Hall Hospice offers palliative and end of life care for patients with life-limiting conditions like cancer, heart failure and lung disease – and their families.

–       Raise £135 in sponsorship and you could pay for a hospice nurse for a day.

For more details and to sign up visit www.sueryder.org/WalkToRemember

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