Adlington Hall venue for Memory Miles - East Cheshire Hospice

Adlington Hall venue for Memory Miles

Camilla Legh is hoping the spring bulbs will be in full bloom to welcome the crowds at Adlington Hall.

Carpets of flowers would provide a colourful display and backdrop for Memory Miles on Friday, March 25.

Camilla is opening up the grounds to East Cheshire Hospice for its memory walk that evening.

Camilla Legh at her ancestral home Adlington Hall.

Gates open at 4 pm and the walk starts at 4.30 pm, though late comers can start at any time. The walk ends around 9 pm, with the event closing at 10 pm.

Adlington Hall, within a picturesque 2,000-acre estate, has been the ancestral home of the Legh family for more than seven centuries.

A one-kilometre route through woodland known as The Wilderness will allow walkers to enjoy wonderful scenery and raise money from sponsorship.

Camilla, a Hospice Vice President, is taking part along with husband Peter and their rescue greyhound Pepper will be joining them.

Camilla said: “The Hospice is an essential part of the community and I’d encourage as many people as possible to come along to enjoy the walk and support the charity.

“Hopefully, it’s a sunny evening and the spring bulbs, which are weather dependent, will be here by then.

“It’s a lovely woodland walk with lots of little features and is ideal for families and dogs.

“I’m delighted we’re hosting the event this year and hope it’s a big fundraiser for the Hospice. Anyone can sign up for the walk and you don’t necessarily need a connection to the charity.”

Camilla has spent several years volunteering at the Hospice once a month to help with flower arranging.

Camilla said: “We put flowers which have been donated in patient rooms, on the ward and on reception.

“It can be a traumatic time for patients and families and the flowers are only a small gesture but they bring cheer and often give relatives something to talk about. We talk to the patients if they’re able and we really enjoy helping.

“The Hospice is amazing place and quite unique. It always feels happy and serene and a calm environment.”

Adult entry to Memory Miles is £20; children under 16 are £15. Visit the Hospice website to enter. Participants receive a Memory Miles T-shirt, wristband and key ring.

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