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Take on an Incredible Hike for Children’s Hospice South West

08 April 2022 chsw Fundraising

People are being asked to lace up their walking boots and take on an Incredible Hike for Children’s Hospice South West (CHSW) this spring.

The charity has lined up a raft of inspiring walking routes across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset for supporters to choose from – or they can simply pick one of their own. 

CHSW area fundraiser Kate Romo said: “Whether it’s a scenic stroll or an epic coast path ramble, grab your walking shoes, hike as you like and show your support for local children and families.

“We really are blessed wth some super walking routes in the South West, and with spring now here, what better time to get outside, breathe in some fresh air and explore the beauty on our doorstep?

Walking has so many positive physical and mental health benefits too, so we think this is the perfect feelgood fundraiser for people of all ages.

It’s free to register to take part in The Incredible Hike and participants are asked to try and raise £30 in sponsorship to help CHSW provide vital care.

The charity’s three hospices – Little Bridge House in North Devon, Charlton Farm near Bristol, and Little Harbour in Cornwall – provide a safe haven of care, support and friendship for more than 500 children with life-limiting conditions and their families across the South West.

The hospices offer respite, emergency, end-of-life and bereavement care for the whole family, and care teams have adapted their support during the pandemic to ensure there is a lifeline wherever and whenever families need it, including for the first time ever, in families’ own homes.  

The charity needs around £11m a year to run its three children’s hospices, and around 85 per cent is raised through voluntary donations.  

“Every penny you’re able to raise with your Incredible Hike will make a difference and our fundraising team will be able to support you every step of the way,” added Kate.

“Just register on our website, pick your route and start planning your Incredible Hike adventure. You’ll find lots of easy fundraising ideas and tips on there too, as well as downloadable sponsor forms and links to set up your own JustGiving page in a couple of easy clicks.” 

Start your Incredible Hike!