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Hospice to Hospice Hike

 

Hospice To Hospice Hike

Entry to this event is now closed. Please email events@echospice.org.uk if you have any questions.

We are very excited to introduce a brand new event for summer 2022… Hospice-to-Hospice Hike! Taking place on Saturday 2nd July 2022.

This challenging event collaborates with St Rocco’s Hospice, working jointly to reach individual Hospice fundraising goals.

The Hospice to Hospice Hike offers two challenges:

  1.  The FULL marathon hike; from St Rocco’s Hospice to East Cheshire Hospice
  2. The HALF a marathon hike; starting at The Cottons Spa and Hotel, Knutsford and finishing at East Cheshire Hospice.

The Finishing point for all East Cheshire Hospice participants will be at East Cheshire Hospice.

 

Is this Event for me?

Participants must be aged 16 or above. Participants aged 16 and 17 must be accompanied by an adult. This Event will require a reasonable fitness level and training to reach the mileage chosen. The Hospice-to-Hospice hike is exceptionally challenging.

 

Fundraising

As you know, East Cheshire Hospice depends on support from its local community to deliver its essential care.

Therefore, we suggest all participants set a target to raise £250 in sponsorship to support the Hospice. Fundraising can be done individually or jointly with friends, family, or colleagues. Fundraising is an excellent opportunity to develop your skills, set goals and get you across the finish line.

Once registered, you can set up your online fundraising page on JustGiving here.

 

About the day

The East Cheshire Hospice team and volunteers will welcome all hikers early Saturday morning. We will provide everyone with breakfast to set you up for your exhilarating hike challenge.

Following breakfast, you will be transported by coach to your start point. You will be provided with a map and directions to navigate the route. There will be marshals, checkpoints, water stations and toilets on the route. Finally, when you finish at East Cheshire Hospice, your destination, you will receive an environmentally friendly medal to celebrate and remember your outstanding achievements.

 

The Route

Enjoy fabulous views across the green fields of Cheshire throughout the epic hike, as you pass through scenic villages and hamlets heading east towards Macclesfield. You will pass through Ollerton and on to Chelford with the hills of the Peak District rising in the distance, before continuing towards Monks’ Heath and Henbury with the edges of the Capesthorne estate in your periphery. The final stretch of the route enters the Silk Town itself, winding through the streets of Macclesfield towards a warm welcome at the finish line at East Cheshire Hospice.

 

You will receive

  • An event t-shirt pre-collected before the event
  • Free Parking
  • A cooked breakfast
  • Route navigation- map and directions
  • Shuttle coach
  • Water stations on the route
  • A medal
  • Snacks and drinks at the finish

 

Overview

The Hospice-to-Hospice Hike is the perfect event to set yourself a new challenge and improve your fitness. This challenge allows you to start setting yourself targets right now to improve your fitness stamina and enjoy the positive benefits that regular exercise brings. Our fundraising team will support and guide your experience, helping you enjoy getting the best results you can to raise money to help East Cheshire Hospice continue its work. Then finally, after all your training and fundraising efforts, on the day, you will come together with other supporters, sharing your training and fundraising experience, cheering and encouraging each other along the route in aid East Cheshire Hospice. It will be so much fun, and everyone will be so proud of you!

We can’t wait to hear about you getting your hiking shoes on; go for it!

 

How to sign up for the Hospice to Hospice Hike

Complete the form below to book your place now! If you have any queries, please contact events@echospice.org.uk.

 

Kindly Sponsored by Holdcroft

Firewalk 2022

Will you walk across hot coals for the Hospice?

One of our most popular challenges is back for 2022- Firewalk!! Thursday 27th October!

Overcome your nerves and defeat your fear. The only thing holding you back is YOU!

You will amaze yourself at what you can achieve when you put your mind to it. So why not have a go at the ultimate mind over matter challenge?

You will receive an information and safety briefing from the organiser before taking part, then outside the Hospice you will go one by one across fire.

*Please note that participants must be 16 years or older.

Sponsorship

Once you have registered, it is time to fundraise!

As always, the registration fee covers the cost of the event and any additional sponsorship raised goes directly towards the vital care provided by the 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.

There are a few ways that you can raise sponsorship for Firewalk;

JustGiving

One of the easiest ways to raise sponsorship is to start your own JustGiving page for East Cheshire Hospice and share the link with your friends and family so they can sponsor you to complete the walk and make donations in memory of your lost loved one.

Click here to create your own JustGiving page

Facebook Fundraisers

Facebook is also a great place to raise money, you just start the fundraiser and share it with your followers, simple as that!

Just make sure that you include Firewalk in the fundraiser title!

Click here to create your Facebook Fundraiser for East Cheshire Hospice

Cash Sponsorship

Or you can keep it classic and use our sponsorship form to collect cash donations. Download it below and start fundraising!

 

If you have any questions at all please contact the Challenge Coordinator Bethan Wade on bwade@echospice.org.uk

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Find out about volunteering at East Cheshire Hospice

Our current volunteers love volunteering at the Hospice, they enjoy meeting and greeting people and socially interacting to give an excellent and compassionate experience for those visiting. Does this sounds like something you would like to do?

Voluntary Co-ordinator, Helena Smith is holding an information event for anyone that may be interested in volunteering at the Hospice.

Volunteering can be in many forms:

  • Van Drivers
  • Retail
  • On reception
  • and More!

The Hospice have many volunteers, but are always looking for more to join the ever growing team of fantastic people. This event will give you a bit of insight as to what is involved when volunteering for the Hospice. Anyone is welcome so please share far and wide.

When: Wednesday 8th September

Time: 10:00am

Where: East Cheshire Hospice Chapel

No booking required. People are welcome to drop in or can email Helena Smith hsmith@echospice.org.uk to let me know they are coming, or find out more.