St Helena Hospice’s popular sponsored walk is returning on Sunday, 14 May and the local charity is urging people to sign up to help ensure more patients and families facing incurable illness and bereavement can receive the support they desperately need. The family-friendly event is a favourite amongst local people, supporters of the hospice, and local businesses, attracting hundreds of people year on year.
The scenic walk starts from either Clacton or Walton Pier and participants can choose to walk the seven miles between the two piers or challenge themselves to make the return journey – 14 miles in all! Many people walk to remember their loved ones, while others take part in groups, with their work colleagues, or simply just to support their local hospice.
Lisa Chenery, St Helena Hospice fundraiser, said: “We are so excited to launch everyone’s favourite event, Pier to Pier! Last year over 500 people joined us on the beautiful Essex coast to walk for their local hospice and this year we hope to see even more.
“Our services are more in demand than ever as the local NHS faces extreme pressures and turns to us for support. Without the support of our incredible local community, we cannot continue to provide vital and essential care to the growing number of patients and families who desperately need it. So please sign up to Pier to Pier and raise as much as you can to help ensure St Helena Hospice can continue to be here for those who needs us at the most difficult time of their lives.”
Registration is just £5 for adults and children over five, with under five’s and furry friends walking for free. Sign up now at: www.sthelena.org.uk/piertopier. St Helena Hospice’s Pier to Pier walk has kindly been sponsored by Pickering Electronics Ltd.