On Saturday 13th October, East Cheshire Hospice andBlythe House Hospice are challenging local people to ‘Hike theHill’ in celebration of World Hospice and Palliative Care Day, withtheir now infamous annual trek across Cheshire’s countryside.
Supported by Orbit Developments, this year’s event promises toprove as breathtakingly beautiful and physically demanding as ever- with a new 12-mile route encompassing scenery such as Shining Tor(Cheshire’s highest point), Lamaload Reservoir and historicalstructure, White Nancy.
Kirsty Daniels, Events Manager at East Cheshire Hospice, said:”This is a fantastic opportunity for experienced walkers to take-ona real challenge whilst raising vital funds for their localHospices. So get those hiking boots at the ready and sign-up todayto show your support!”
Walkers can expect a moderately paced hike which organisersestimate will take around 6 hours to complete, as participantstravel through 12 miles of East Cheshire’s most stunningscenery.
Meeting at 7.45am at Macclesfield Leisure Centre’s rear carpark, walkers will be transported courtesy of Roy McCarthy Coachesto the Cat and Fiddle Inn, where they will begin their journeythrough the crisp Autumnal beauty the hike promises to offer.
Arrival at East Cheshire Hospice will signal completion of thechallenge, where hikers will be rewarded with some well-deservedlight refreshments as a ‘thank you’ for their much valued effortsin support of the Hospice.
The entry fee of £10 secures a place on the walk, as well asmaps to enable smooth navigation of the route and refreshmentsafterwards. Walkers need to be of an experienced level, and bewilling to raise a minimum of £60 in sponsorship for East CheshireHospice.
To secure your place sign up today online at www.eastcheshirehospice.org.ukor by calling the fundraising team on 01625 433477.
Source: East Cheshire Hospice