FAQs for Take My Lead 2022

You can choose either the 10k or the smaller challenge of 5k. Please note that the route distances are approximate and rounded to the nearest mile.

The route will take you round some of the beautiful acres of Woolverstone Hall.

A map of the routes will be available on the day of the event.  

When you register, you will be asked what route you will be taking, 10km or 5k. If you change your mind, you can let our team know on the day of the event.

Yes, there will be onsite parking. There will be a donation per vehicle so please bring change with you if you’d like to park your car. All proceeds from the car park will go straight to the hospice.

Registration will take place at the rear of Woolverstone Hall. This will be signposted upon your arrival.

We are sorry there are no lockers or storage facilities available. 

The registration fee is:

  • £10 for one adult and one dog
  • £6 per additional adult
  • £4 per additional dog
  • 17 or under goes free – Donations will be accepted

Please note, there will be an administration fee added to the entry fee. This is to make sure that all of your registration fee go towards the hospice services.

Your dog shall receive their hospice bandana once you have checked in at the registration desk at the event. There will be a record of how many dogs you have registered onto the event.

Yes, there will be plenty of water bowls along the way for your dog/s to drink.

Yes please, at all times. We know some dogs like to roam around however to contain the level of dog mess they will need to stay on the lead. It is also to ensure that all your dogs are kept safe. Please respect our volunteers if they ask you to kindly keep your dog/s on a lead.

Yes. It is your responsibility to bring bags, pick up your dog’s mess and to depose of it in the bins provided.

We advise you not to bring your dog if it is nervous or aggressive. The safety of your dog and others is our priority and we would not want to cause any distress for them.

10k could take between 2-3 hours depending on walking speed.

5k could take approximately 1-1.5 hours depending on walking speed. 

There will be food and refreshments available to buy on site. You are also able to bring a picnic with you if you wish. All we ask that you take your rubbish home with you and respect the beautiful grounds.

Toilet facilities will be available at the start/finish line. The 10k route will take you into Pin Mill where there may be toilet facilities that you can use.

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us. Most of the route will be on the Woolverstone Hall private grounds. All of the route has been risked assessed. There will also be first aid available and the route shall be marshalled.

The routes will take you through forestry and fields with various floor terrains, so we are sorry that this route will not be suitable for those that use wheelchairs.

We recommend that you wear comfortable and suitable footwear. Open toed shoes are not advised.

No, you can take it at your own pace.  We do recommend that you should train before taking part and that you feel comfortable that you will be able to complete a long walk. Take My Lead is a fun, relaxed event, designed for you to take at your own pace; it is not a race. 

Any age can take part. Participants under the age of 18 must include the name and authorisation of the parent/guardian who will be accompanying them on the walk on their registration form.

We ask each participant to raise as much sponsorship as possible. By raising £120 you will fund a home visit to a patient living with a life-limiting illness by one of our health care assistants, enabling them to stay at home and prevent unwanted hospital admissions. 

You can create your own hospice giving page with details of what you are doing, when and why. You can email links to your friends, family and colleagues anywhere in the world and they can donate online by debit or credit card. St Elizabeth Hospice automatically receives any donations made via your page. Simply visit our Enthuse page here.

If you are taking part, please spread the word amongst your colleagues, family, friends and neighbours. We also need a lot of volunteer support to help the event run smoothly; to get involved, contact the hospice events team.

If you are taking on your challenge in memory of someone special, why not set up a Tribute Fund and grow your memory fund through your fundraising? The Tribute Fund has an area where you can enter your event and share through social media. It has a totaliser so you can see how well you are doing. Add photos of your event it will inspire people to support you and your special Tribute Fund.

Set up your fund here. If you require assistance in setting a Tribute Fund up please call 01473 723600 and we can assist in doing this.

St Elizabeth Hospice Tribute Funds are easy to set up and last forever, keeping memories alive.

You can ask each person that sponsors you to Gift Aid their donation by ticking the Gift Aid box on your sponsor form, if they are a UK taxpayer or pay Capital Gains Tax.  For every £1 they donate, we receive an extra 25p.

Please send cheques to: Events Team, St Elizabeth Hospice, 565 Foxhall Road, Ipswich, IP3 8LX. Alternatively, you can bring the money to the Ipswich Hospice.

If you have set up a St Elizabeth Hospice Giving page, we automatically receive all donations made through the website, so you don't need to do anything!

Many employers will match fund the amounts their employees fundraise. Why not speak with your employer and ask them if they will do this? It is quick and simple and won’t cost you a thing. Usually all they require is a letter from us confirming what you have raised and we will happily provide you with this.

If your question has not been answered, you can email us at Events.Team@stelizabethhospice.org.uk or call on 01473 707043

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