This New Year take on a new challenge for your local hospice and Walk the Planet!
St Elizabeth Hospice is asking local people to join them for a virtual challenge to walk around the world in 180 days.
Together, with others, you will walk the entire planet to raise funds for your local hospice and to help make sure nobody has to face their illness alone.
The challenge can be done as part of your everyday life – just count the steps you take using the free Walk the Planet app on your mobile phone and add your steps to the walk’s total.
Pauline Donkin, St Elizabeth Hospice’s fundraising development manager, said: “You could Walk the Planet with your family, friends, or even colleagues in your lunch break. Why not pledge to increase the amount of steps you take in everyday life or add to your total by going for walks in the countryside. On our virtual walk you will be able to view where in the world your steps have taken us to.”
“Whether you take on the challenge with a group or on your own, you can help us make a world of difference someone in your local community by going the extra mile for your local hospice.”
The challenge finishes in summer 2016, so there’s just 180 days for everyone to pull together and make each step count.
It’s free to take part, but you’re asked to raise a minimum of £35 in sponsorship, which is enough to pay for a session in the therapy gym with a physiotherapist to help a patient improve and maintain strength and function, and remain independent.
Register online now for free and we will email you the link to the free app so you can start your walk. Sign up at www.stelizabethhospice.org.uk/walktheplanet