Step out for St Elizabeth Hospice's Walk of Thoughts 2012
Seaside views will be the setting for the approaching Walk of Thoughts for St Elizabeth Hospice
The sixth annual Walk of Thoughts will take place on Sunday 4th March 2012 at Felixstowe.
The circular six-mile route will take around three hours and starts from the Clifflands Car Park, Cliff Road, and goes along the beach and the River Deben.
Beforehand, there will be a remembrance service, led by Revd Jane Kingsnorth, St Elizabeth
Hospice chaplain, at 10.30am, which will provide an opportunity for reflection for all the walkers, not just those with a connection to the Hospice.
Revd Kingsnorth will also invite everyone to write the name of their loved one on a pebble, provided by the Hospice, which they can keep throughout the service and afterwards.
The sponsored event attracts keen walkers, as well as those remembering loved ones. Around 200 people are estimated to take part in the walk and it is set to raise £10,000 for the Hospice.
It costs £13 a minute to run St Elizabeth Hospice, and the money raised will go towards helping provide services free of charge to people in Suffolk living with a progressive illness and support for their families.
Walk of Thoughts organiser Andrea Chupacova, of St Elizabeth Hospice, said: “The Walk of Thoughts is an opportunity to remember a loved one or friend or to simply enjoy a walk and stunning scenery.
“Everyone is welcome to join and there is no set amount for sponsorship. All money raised goes towards enabling us to provide our care to the Suffolk community.”
The walk is open to people of all ages and dogs are welcome, providing they are kept on leads.
Walkers can register in advance or on the day from 10am
. Registration fees are £7 for adults in advance (or £8 on the day) and £5 for children under 16 in advance (or £4 on the day).
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