Sport Archives - East Cheshire Hospice

Great North Swim

The Arla Great North Swim will be back on 7-9 June 2024. Limited places available!

Distance 1 Mile (equivalent to 64 lengths of a 25m pool)

Whether you’re looking to get fit, improve your time, soak up some nature or raise money for charity, you‘ll be part of an amazing collective experience – guaranteed.  Dive into nature and join us at the UK’s biggest open water swimming event. So what do you say – see you on the shore?

Click the link below to register via our partners Run For Charity.

Register for the Great North Swim – Friday.

Register for the Great North Swim – Saturday.

Register for the Great North Swim – Sunday.

Great Manchester Run 2024

The AJ Bell Great Manchester Run is the city’s original and best-loved running event – over 99% of runners say they’d recommend it to a friend. And in true Mancunian style, it’s a party from start to finish, with a high-energy soundtrack, live music and entertainment zones at every turn – plus, some of the loudest and most enthusiastic local support we’ve seen anywhere in the UK. However, it’s also a testament to the strength and generous spirit of this incredible city, with thousands of charity runners taking on the challenge of a 10k or half marathon each year to raise millions for charity.

If you would like to run for East Cheshire Hospice, you still can! Simply register at www.greatrun.org and once signed up, get in touch and we will support you with your fundraising.

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.

Thousands of people of all abilities will be taking part in this 2024 event… Will you be one of them?

If you have any questions at all please contact our events team on events@echospice.org.uk or call 01625 433477.

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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