Chance to sign up for Walk to Remember

September 25 2015

FAMILIES who have lost a loved one are being encouraged to sign up to walk in their memory this month.

FAMILIES who have lost a loved one are being encouraged to sign up to walk in their memory this month.

Organised by local charity St Peter’s Hospice, the Walk to Remember gives families the opportunity to get together and remember those they have lost while raising money for a good cause.

Open to adults, children and dogs, the 3.5 mile walk takes participants on a picturesque route at the Blaise Castle Estate on October 4.

Maria del Carmen Moon Park, events fundraiser for St Peter’s Hospice, said: “Our Walk to Remember is always really popular with people wanting to do something to remember a loved one.

“This year we’ve chosen Blaise Castle as the location for the walk so participants can enjoy the beautiful woodland, historical features and stunning views over the gorge.

“Most parts of the walk are gentle although there are a couple of steep slopes which may make the event unsuitable for some.

“It’s always great to see several generations of a family coming together to remember someone and it often turns into a celebration of life.”

The Walk to Remember will start at 10.30am and is a family-friendly walk. There will also be food stalls and entertainment for walkers.

Having attracted over 300 people last year, organisers are hoping to increase the number of participants, whose entry fees will help raise funds vital for maintaining the work undertaken by the hospice.

Registration costs £8 per adult walker and £5 per child (under 16) and there is no charge for dogs.

Maria added: “We’re really keen to stress that the event is open to anyone who has lost a loved one and not just those who have a connection to the hospice.”

As Bristol’s only adult hospice, St Peter’s Hospice cares for more than 2,670 patients each year as well as supporting family members.

More information and registration forms are available online at www.stpetershospice.org.uk.