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Wild Shore Aqua Park Delamere

East Cheshire Hospice are taking over Wild Shore Aqua Park Delamere on Friday 19th August 2022!

 

Wild Shore Aqua Park is a giant floating playground of adventure, designed to provide you with a fun, safe and an exhilarating experience. The Aqua Park provides the perfect challenge of balance and nerve for a range of ages and abilities.

Don’t worry if you think this all sounds too intimidating, Wild shore Aqua Park includes features for various standards of physical and mental ability, for every gnarly feature there is a mega fun and simple element – there is also a host of Neptune Steps, which allow easy access from the water back onto the Aqua Park.

A bit about the obstacle course:

Ninja Warrior-style features including Tire Run, Ninja-Jump and Eagles Nest along with an epic 3.8m inflatable tower; Mount Rainier.

Sign up and see if you can tackle the obstacles, conquer Mount Rainier and make a splash down the epic slides!

Book now

Bookings can be made by completing the form below and the cost is £18.50 per person.

This includes a 55 minute session & all kit hire

Children must be 6 +

Children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult (ratio of 1 adult to 3 children).

Children aged between 8 and 15 must be accompanied by an adult (over 18) on site (not on the activity).

SWIMMING ABILITY; 25M

Sponsorship

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 £50 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.

Time Slots available

You can either pick 10am or 11am slot. (You can attend both slots if you wish by completing two registrations)

If you would like to book a group of multiple people please email events@echospice.org.uk or call 01625 666998.

Camino De Santiago Trek 2023!

Adventure awaits… 14th – 21st October 2023

 

A once in a lifetime opportunity to trek the eighth and final section of the French Way & raise money for the Hospice

Trek through northern Spain to reach the UNESCO World heritage site of Santiago de Compostela, the final destination of the legendary, medieval Camino de Santiago (Way of Saint James). Today, thousands of people know as ‘pilgrims’ walk the Camino for a number of different reasons; spiritual, cultural and adventurous. This is not a religious tour. The Camino is about the journey and to most it symbolises a time of reflection, learning and fresh starts.

Walk in the footsteps of pilgrims and spend 5 days exploring the hilly landscapes of the Galicia region of Spain.

The Challenge

This trek explores the eighth and final section of the French Way, the most traditional and best known of all the pilgrims’ ways to Santiago de Compostela. During the 115km over 5-days walk you  will traverse the hilly landscapes of Galicia, passing numerous point of cultural and historical interests along the way.

How tough is it?

The trek is graded moderate to challenging. You will be trekking long distances over varying terrain which includes some uphill sections, in varying weather conditions. You will stay in basic hotels and guesthouses.

You will be walking for many hours and sometimes on steep gradients. It is essential that you are fit enough to trek for at least 7-8 hours at a time for multiple consecutive days. Regular breaks are taken, but long days of walking are inevitable. You cannot be too fit for this challenge so you should train well before your departure.

The Cost

There is a £355 registration fee which is payable at the time of booking, then you are asked to fundraise at least £2,600 of East Cheshire Hospice. Support and fundraising ideas will be provided by staff to help you reach, and even exceed this target. Raise 80% of total by 21st July 2023 (£2,080) and the remaining 20% by 17th November 2023 (£520).

A self-funded option is also available.

The Trip at a Glance

How to book a place

For full details, or to ask any questions, please contact Bethan Wade on 01625 789102 or bwade@echospice.org.uk. 

 

To book your place on Trek Camino de Santiago please visit the Different Travel website.

 

#ECHTrekCaminodeSantiago        #ChallengeEastCheshire

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

#ECHFirewalk   #ChallengeEastCheshire

Trek Sahara!

Adventure awaits… 12-19th November 2022

 

A once in a lifetime opportunity to trek the Moroccan Sahara & raise money for the Hospice

 

Our previous overseas treks have been a huge success, with the participants returning from their adventures with so many stories to tell and an enormous feeling of achievement. This year we are taking on the magnificent Moroccan Sahara!

Trek over 50km in the Moroccan Sahara and get hands on at a community project in Marrakech.

Scale sand dunes, battle scorching temperatures, camp under the stars and make a difference for East Cheshire Hospice in 2022.

The Challenge

Your trip begins with a journey across stunning Moroccan landscapes to the Sahara where you will commence two days of trekking over towering sand dunes, across vast sun-baked plains and camping each night under the starry sky. After completing your trek you will return to Marrakech  and spend two more days assisting a community project with a range of hands-on tasks such as refurbishment, decorating and gardening to make a positive impact for the local community.

The Cost

There is a £325 registration fee to pay at the time of booking to secure your place. You are then required to fundraise a minimum of £1,990 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.

The Trip at a Glance

How to book a place

The main sign up period is now over though places may still be available subject to availability.

To complete the registration form click here

For full details, or to ask any questions, please contact Bethan Wade on 01625 789102 or bwade@echospice.org.uk. 

#ECHTrekSahara        #ChallengeEastCheshire

 

COVID19 Update

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we have rescheduled Trek Sahara for a second time to now take place 12 – 19th November 2022. Our challengers now have lots of time to sign up and begin their fundraising! Challenge Coordinator Bethan will be able to assist with ideas and inspiration about how to fundraise in this new virtual environment. She can also answer any questions you may have about the trip and all safety measures put in place by the travel team.