FUNDRAISERS put their best foot forward and raised over £16,500 for The Shakespeare Hospice.
Eighty-eight walkers took part in either a 13 mile or 26 mile walk along the Shakespeare’s Way, starting at Salford Village Hall in Chipping Norton and finishing at the Recreation Ground in Stratford.
The Shakespeare’s Way Challenge Walk has become a popular event for walkers of all abilities and this year the event raised a huge amount for the hospice, which will go towards providing vital care and support for those living with life-limiting illnesses and their families.
Hospice spokeswoman Bridget Richards said: “We are thrilled with the success of the Shakespeare’s Way Challenge Walk and grateful to our sponsors Johnson’s Coaches, A-Plan Insurance and Alcester Motor Company, as well as all the participants who took part and helped us raise such a fantastic amount for the hospice.
“We are also grateful to both Morrisons and Tesco stores in Stratford for providing supplies for all of the participants. The funds raised will help us continue to provide essential care and support to those who need it most.”
One of the participants, Paul Talbot from Shottery, explained why he took part in the event.
He said: “I lost my mother to bowel cancer in 1999. The support she received from the hospice was incredible and she had nothing but praise for the nurses there. We saw this walk promoted in one of the shop windows a few months ago and my wife and I both thought we’ve got to do this.”
The hospice is also hosting an Open Day and Summer Fete on Sunday June 10 at its base in Shottery. The event runs from 11am until 2pm and will include garden games, stalls, a raffle, and a display of alpacas.
Further information is available at TheShakespeareHospice.org.uk/Event