East Cheshire Hospice has unveiled a packed programme of exciting events for supporters in 2022.
A highlight will be a Memory Walk at Adlington Hall on Friday, March 25, with registrations due to open soon.
Amazingly, it will be three years since the last such event happened. Entries open soon and walkers can find out more on the Hospice website.
The fundraising programme starts with a Pie and a Pint walk over a 10k loop from Macclesfield Rugby Club on Sunday, February 6.
Then comes the Memory Walk and the rest of the schedule reads:
- Art Fair Cheshire – May 26 to June 5
- Fashion on the Edge – June 22
- Hospice to Hospice walk – July 2
- Wing walk – July 11
- Firewalk – Oct 27
- Trek Sahara – Nov 12-19
A new event is the Hospice to Hospice walk.
Participants will walk from Warrington to Macclesfield, or Macclesfield to Warrington – starting and finishing at either St Rocco’s Hospice or East Cheshire Hospice.
It is over the marathon distance of 26 miles with a half-marathon version also an option.
The biennial Art Fair at Macclesfield Town Hall is re-scheduled for this coming May after it was held over from September amid uncertainty over the pandemic.
The last event in 2019 raised £45,000 for the charity’s art therapy unit. The fair has donated around £300,000 to the Hospice since 1999.
Fashion on the Edge will be a lavish ladies lunch and colourful fashion show in a marquee at Alderley Edge Cricket Club.
The wing walk is back by popular demand. Daredevils will once again take to the skies over an air field in Gloucestershire strapped to a classic 1940s Boeing Stearman biplane.
Volunteers at last year’s Firewalk.
The Firewalk is another fundraising favourite, while the deadline for entries for Trek Sahara is January 21. Adventurers who fancy a 50k desert walk before voluntary work at a community project in Marrakech can contact the Hospice.
The wing walk is back in July.
Events Manager Beth Candy said: “Hopefully, there’s something for everyone in 2022 and we look forward to welcoming back our supporters in large numbers after the frustrations of the last two years.
“Obviously, we’ll continue to monitor the Covid situation closely and will take all necessary precautions to ensure the health and safety of all participants.
“These events are vital to us. Not just for the funds generated through sponsorship towards patient care, but also the community involvement which we’ve missed so much.”