The Mayor of Hayle, Councillor Clive Polkinghorne, is on the look out for people to join him on the town’s annual sponsored walk which this year will be raising vital funds for Little Harbour children’s hospice run by Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW).
The circular walk will take place on Sunday 15th September and there will be two distances to choose from making the event suitable for all abilities and canine friends are invited too.
For those wishing to take part in the 5 mile route (some of which is on the coastpath), registration will be at 2pm and the walk will begin at 2.30pm. For those wishing to walk the flat 2 mile route, registration will be at 2.30pm with the walk beginning at 3pm.
Mayor of Hayle, Councillor Clive Polkinghorne said; “I have chosen Children's Hospice South West as one of my charities for my second year of office.
The residents of Cornwall are extremely lucky to have the excellent Little Harbour hospice in their county, providing an invaluable service to children and young people with life-limiting conditions and their families, locally. Sadly, the need for a children’s hospice will never go away so I ask that the people of Hayle join me in the mayor’s walk, get sponsorship and raise much-needed funds for Children's Hospice South West.
The walk will start from Hayle Open Air Swimming Pool and anyone wishing to take part is encouraged to register early, forms can be downloaded by clicking here
Alice Merrett, Community Fundraiser for CHSW said “We are delighted that the Mayor has kindly chosen to support Little Harbour with this year’s sponsored walk. We have to raise over £3 million to keep our Little Harbour children’s hospice in St Austell running so any money raised from events such as this really will help us to be able to continue providing vital care and support to local families.”
Little Harbour offers short breaks and respite to children with life limiting and life-threatening illnesses as well as end of life care and bereavement support. The hospice is currently supporting over 125 local children and their families which the hospice is a lifeline for.