Walking in Memory event brings locals together to remember loved ones

Charity / Fri 28th Jun 2019 at 05:20am

Walking in Memory event brings locals together to remember loved ones

West Essex and East Herts charity, St Clare Hospice, is inviting members of the local community to attend their inaugural Walking in Memory event, which will take place at the Hospice in Hastingwood on Sunday 15th September 2019 at 11am.

“Walking in Memory is a very special event for the whole family to take part in,” explains Sarah Thompson, CEO at St Clare, “and is a thoughtful way to honour those who we love and miss by coming together with others who understand.”

“Starting from St Clare Hospice, together we will walk a 5k route through the beautiful fields and footpaths of the local, Hastingwood countryside, courtesy of our friends at Paris Hall Farm – in memory of lost loved ones.”

Walking in Memory is St Clare’s brand-new event for the autumn, and aims to bring together hundreds of local people and families to take part in a 5k countryside walk to celebrate the lives of those who have died.

On the day, participants can also expect to receive a complimentary, hand-held windmill that can be personalised in memory of the person they are walking in honour of.

“We wanted to add a special touch to the event that would stay with people even after the walk finishes,” explains Emma Broadbent, Events Fundraiser at St Clare. “The windmills will be placed in the Hospice grounds as part of a wonderful, colourful, memorial display, and there will also be some available to purchase for people to take home.”

“We’re really looking forward to our Walking in Memory event, which is the first of its kind led by St Clare. It’s going to be a really special day. Also, by walking in memory of someone special, you’ll be helping to raise vital funding that supports St Clare to continue offering our specialist, compassionate care to local people living with a life-limiting illness, and their families. It’s a really powerful way of supporting others in the community to live, and die, with peace and dignity.”

Registration for Walking in Memory is now open via stclarehospice.org.uk/walkinginmemory

Tickets cost £10 for adults and £5 for children, or £27.50 for a family of four. Please note: Everyone is welcome to attend the event, but due to the nature of the course it is advised that the landscape is unsuitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

For more information on taking part in Walking in Memory, please contact Emma Broadbent on 01279 773754 or [email protected]

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