Walk Archives - East Cheshire Hospice

Starlight Walk 2025

Starlight Walk returns to Capesthorne Hall on Thursday 15th May 2025

Guided by Love, Lit by Memories: be a part of this special event remembering lost loved ones in the beautiful grounds of Capesthorne Hall in April 2025.

 

Starlight Walk is an opportunity for you, your family and friends to come together and walk a choice of a 2.5km loop, 2 loops for 5k or 4 loops for 10k through the beautiful grounds of Capesthorne Hall in memory of a loved one. The walk takes place at dusk and there will beautiful lighting, lanterns, fire pits, points of reflection and other features to enjoy along the way.


 

 

What to expect…

Our annual memory walk is an opportunity to come together and remember loved ones in a really special way.

There will be atmospheric lighting along the route, as well as fire pits and points of interest for participants to engage with and remember their loved ones.

Back at the event village there will be live entertainment, as well as food and drinks stalls to enjoy. Stay around and soak up the atmosphere after the walk, or if you like you can complete the route multiple times!


Did you know at East Cheshire Hospice we have a Memory Tree?

Find out more here


SPONSORSHIP

As your entrance fee only covers the cost of the event, we do ask that everyone tries to raise at least £50 of sponsorship. Every penny you raise really does make a huge difference in helping us to continue to provide care in your local community.

Alternatively if you would rather not raise sponsorship, you are able to add an extra donation of £50 when you book your place.

How does it work?
  1. Purchase your tickets to the event via the form below.
  2. Set up your personal fundraising/sponsorship page on Just Giving.
  3. Share your fundraising page with friends & family to gain sponsorship!
  4. Attend the event and walk the route at Capesthorne Hall on Thursday 15th May 2025.

You can dedicate your fundraising to someone who meant the world to you.

Thank you so much for your support!

Trek Iceland

Trek Iceland: Fire and Ice Adventure 13th – 18th November 2024!

The Trek

Discover the land of fire and ice as we spend 3 days trekking 38km through Iceland’s ethereal landscapes. Explore active volcanoes and lava fields, bubbling mud pools and hot springs, walk along two continental plates and perhaps even spot the Northern Lights! Iceland is a Nordic island sitting in the North Atlantic and Arctic Ocean, just outside of the Arctic circle. It’s capital Reykjavik, the world’s most northerly capital, is the heart of Iceland’s cultural, economic and governmental activity.

The Challenge

Join us as we spend three days trekking through the  other-worldly landscapes of Iceland. Discover active volcanoes, vast lava fields, bubbling mud pools, hot springs and more. Hike to Iceland’s youngest volcano, Gelingaldir and neighbouring Fagradaslsfjall before exploring the ethereal peaks of Mount Hengill heritage site along the fault lines between Europe and America. Don’t forget to keep your eyes on the skies while you are there and you might be lucky enough to experience Lady Aurora herself!

How tough is it?

This trek is graded moderate to challenging. You will be trekking long distances over varying terrain on consecutive days.

The Cost

There is a £350 registration fee to pay at the time of booking to secure your place. You are then required to fundraise a minimum of £3,300 for East Cheshire Hospice. Support and fundraising ideas will be provided by staff to help you reach, and even exceed this target. A self-funded option is also available.

You must fundraise:

80% £2,640 by 21st August 2024

20% £660 by 16th December 2024

The Trip at a Glance

Flights

PLEASE NOTE: While efforts will be made to book flights from and to local airports, this is not guaranteed and flights for this Trek may depart from anywhere within the UK.

Please view Different Travel’s terms and conditions here.

How to book a place

For more information or if you have any questions, please contact the Events Team on events@echospice.org.uk.

To book your place on Trek Iceland please visit the Different Travel website.

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Trek Fest at Home

Choose your distance, choose your location, choose your charity, and make every step or stair count!

The ultimate UK trekking challenge now has a virtual option – so you can take on the challenge from your own home, while sticking to social distancing guidelines!

If you prefer to stay indoors, then you can take on the elevation challenge – conquer the total elevation of either the 25KM or the 50KM route.

Want to take on the challenge in your garden or local area? The distance challenge is for you – we’ve calculated the average number of steps taken on both routes. Just ensure you always stay 2m away from others.

Don’t forget to use the hashtag #MyTrekFest!

 

Set yourself a challenge closer to home whilst raising those vital funds for East Cheshire Hospice.

Take on a challenge closer to home and register for Trek Fest at Home via the link below

Register

 

It costs £7,500 to keep the Hospice running for 1 day, so every penny that you can raise is important. You may never know exactly how your support will help but you can be assured that the impact your support will have on local families who can benefit from the Hospice services at one of the most difficult and emotional times will be huge and ever so appreciated.

If you have any questions at all please contact fundraising@echospice.org.uk or call 01625 433477

Hadrian’s Wall Cycle-Walk-Cycle

This is a true escape into nature, following the footsteps of Roman soldiers in this memorable duel-challenge!

Cycle and walk the full 100-mile length of Hadrian’s Wall in 3 days & see some of the best-preserved sections. 40 miles road cycling, 15 miles hill walking and finally 45 miles road cycling again. This is the perfect challenge for individuals, couples, or small groups.

What you will love about this challenge:
  • Steeped in history, cover the full length of a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • The exhilaration of crossing the width of the country under your own steam
  • A perfect mix of cycling and walking to thoroughly enjoy the surroundings
  • Expert guiding from qualified Mountain Leaders and Cycle Leaders

For more information on what’s included, location and itinerary, please click here to follow the link to challenge organisers ‘Time Outdoors’ website and challenge page.

Get in touch with Time Outdoors by clicking the button below to find out more about how to secure your place.

Find Out More

It costs £7,500 to keep the Hospice running for 1 day, so every penny that you can raise is important. You may never know exactly how your support will help but you can be assured that the impact your support will have on local families who can benefit from the Hospice services at one of the most difficult and emotional times will be huge and ever so appreciated.

If you have any questions at all please contact fundraising@echospice.org.uk or call 01625 433477

Garden Marathon

Set yourself the ultimate challenge to walk a full marathon around the comfort and safety of your own garden! That’s 26.2 miles of non-stop walking or running around and around and around…

This is a great challenge for any level of fitness as you can set your own pace and take as long as you like to complete the challenge. Why not let your neighbours know when your challenge will be taking place so they can cheer you on over the garden fence.

 

How do I get started?

Start your challenge by setting up your Just Giving page here and follow the simple step-by-step process to creating your fundraising page. Make sure to fill in the details about your garden marathon challenge, set yourself a fundraising target, share your page with friends and family on social media, email, WhatsApp, text… And away you go!

Enjoy the garden views whilst raising those vital funds for East Cheshire Hospice.

 

It costs £7,500 to keep the Hospice running for 1 day, so every penny that you can raise is important. You may never know exactly how your support will help but you can be assured that the impact your support will have on local families who can benefit from the Hospice services at one of the most difficult and emotional times will be huge and ever so appreciated.

If you would like any advice or if you have any questions at all please contact fundraising@echospice.org.uk or call 01625 433477

Fitness Challenge

Why not push yourself to finally go on that run you’ve been putting off and raise those vital funds for the East Cheshire Hospice at the same time!

Today is the day that you will ditch the ‘maybe I will start tomorrow’ attitude and set yourself a personal fitness goal. Sign up to the gym, start a couch to 5k programme or simply start by going on a walk each day.

Check out the NHS Live Well page for some interesting tips and ideas – https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/

How do I get started?

Whatever your goal may be, start by setting up your Just Giving page here and follow the simple step-by-step process to creating your fundraising page. Make sure to fill in the details about your challenge, set yourself a fundraising target, share your page with friends and family on social media, email, WhatsApp, text… And away you go!

 

Start living a healthier and happy lifestyle whilst raising those vital funds for East Cheshire Hospice.

 

It costs £7,500 to keep the Hospice running for 1 day, so every penny that you can raise is important. You may never know exactly how your support will help but you can be assured that the impact your support will have on local families who can benefit from the Hospice services at one of the most difficult and emotional times will be huge and ever so appreciated.

If you would like any advice or if you have any questions at all please contact fundraising@echospice.org.uk or call 01625 433477

Climbing Stair Mountain!

Don’t forget to stop at the summit to admire the view!

Why not set yourself a goal to match the equivalent steps that would be required to summit some of the most famous mountains…

Ben Nevis… 1344 metres. 8736 steps to the top!

Snowden… 1085 metres. 7052 steps to the top!

Scarfell Pike… 978 metres. 6357 steps to the top!

Double all of them to come back down!

 

To keep you motivated why not do your steps standing in place, marching on the spot, while watching one of the many ‘virtual climbs’ of famous mountains, such as Everest Virtual Reality or watch inspiring mountain movies. Use a pedometer app to keep track of your progress.

 

How do I get started?

Start by setting up your Just Giving page here and follow the simple step-by-step process to creating your fundraising page. Make sure to fill in the details about your virtual challenge, set yourself a fundraising target, share your page with friends and family on social media, email, WhatsApp, text… And away you go!

 

Hike your way to the top whilst raising those vital funds for East Cheshire Hospice.

 

It costs £7,500 to keep the Hospice running for 1 day, so every penny that you can raise is important. You may never know exactly how your support will help but you can be assured that the impact your support will have on local families who can benefit from the Hospice services at one of the most difficult and emotional times will be huge and ever so appreciated.

If you would like any advice or if you have any questions at all please contact fundraising@echospice.org.uk or call 01625 433477