Seaside remembrance service and walk for St Elizabeth Hospice

WALKERS CAN REGISTER ON THE DAY (Sunday 6th March) at 10.30am at Dunwich Beach Car Park. Fingers-crossed for sunshine!

An outdoors remembrance service on a Suffolk beach will be held as part of St Elizabeth Hospice’s Walk of Thoughts this year.

The fundraising walk will take place on Sunday 6th March 2011 following a 5.5 mile circular route through Dunwich Heath National Trust countryside.

This will be the fifth annual Walk of Thoughts and the sponsored event is set to attract around 150 keen walkers and those who want to remember a loved one. The event is set to raise around £10,000 to help provide St Elizabeth Hospice services free of charge to people with a progressive illness throughout East Suffolk.

For the first time the walk will be preceded by an outdoor remembrance service on the beach at Dunwich at 11am. The service will be led by Canon Sylvia Chapman and provide an opportunity for reflection for all the walkers, not just those who have been touched by Hospice care.

St Elizabeth Hospice community fundraiser Andrea Chupacova, who is organising the Walk of Thoughts, said: “The Walk of Thoughts is an opportunity to remember a friend or loved one or to simply enjoy walking in beautiful surroundings.

“For the first time we have organised an outdoor remembrance service to provide a pause for thought before the walk starts.

“All ages are welcome to join in and all money raised through the Walk of Thoughts will enable us to continue providing our care free of charge to the East Suffolk community.”

The walk is open to people of all ages. It will start from Dunwich Beach Car Park and take approximately 2.5 hours. 

Walkers can register in advance or on the day at 10.30am.

Registration fees in advance are £6 for adults and £4 for under 16s. On the day it will be £7 for adults and £5 for under 16s. Walkers are invited to raise as much sponsorship money as possible.

There will be free parking. Hot refreshments will be provided after the walk.

For more information or a registration form, please contact the fundraising team on 01473 723600, email or click here to download the registration form.

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