St Elizabeth Hospice today revealed the location for this year’s Walk of Thoughts.
The eighth annual Walk of Thoughts will take place on Sunday 16th March in the scenic Fynn Valley.
Walkers can take a peaceful and reflective three or five mile circular walk and remember a loved one or simply enjoy the stunning Suffolk countryside – and dogs are welcome too.
The walk will start at YM RUFC Rugby Club in Rushmere St Andrew and beforehand there will be an informal remembrance service at 10.15am, giving walkers, not just those touched by Hospice care, time to reflect and remember loved ones.
Walkers will be invited to write the name of their loved one on a pebble, provided by the Hospice, which they can keep. Participants will also receive a bookmark containing seeds which they can take home and plant in their loved one’s memory.
The event attracts keen walkers, as well as those remembering loved ones, and participants are encouraged to raise sponsorship.
St Elizabeth Hospice’s Events and Challenges Lead Fundraiser, Leanne Carhart, said: “The Walk of Thoughts is an opportunity to remember a loved one or friend or to simply enjoy a walk and stunning scenery.
“We encourage walkers to raise sponsorship and if a walker raises £52 that could help fund a visit to a patient’s home for an hour by our Hospice at Home nurses. All money raised goes towards enabling us to provide local Hospice care for local people.”
Leanne thanked Gareth Evans and Ipswich & District Ramblers, for organising the walking routes and Andrew Moore for offering the Rugby Club as the start and finish location.
Walkers can register in advance or on the day from 9.30am, ready to set off for the walk at 10.30am. Registration fees are £12.50 in advance or £15 on the day, and is free for under 16s.
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