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FRIENDS of Sussex Hospices is asking walkers to stepout on Saturday, October 3 to support hospice care providers across West Sussex, East Sussex and Brighton and Hove.

The volunteer-run charity is calling on people to walk one section of the 200-mile Sussex Hospices Trail to raise funds for a local hospice of their choice.

Kathy Gore OBE, Chair of Friends of Sussex Hospices, walked the entire trail in July.

She said: “This is our fourth annual Walk the Hospice Trail Day and, of course, is very different this year. There is no fee to register but donations are invited.

“We ask people to register their intention to walk to let us know which hospice they would like to support and then to download the AllTrails app for turn by turn instructions of their chosen route. 

“As before, we know that some people will be walking to raise funds for their local hospice, some will be walking in memory of a friend or family member they hold dear, and some will be walking simply to enjoy our beautiful Sussex scenery.

“Whatever their reasons for walking we hope that every step will raise awareness of the vital role of the hospice movement.”

The event will raise money for St Wilfrid’s Chichester, Chestnut Tree House, Demelza, Hospice in the Weald, Leo House at Home,The Martlets in Hove, St Barnabas in Worthing, St Catherine’s in Crawley, St Michael’s in St Leonards, St Peter & St James in North Chailey, St Wilfrid’s in Eastbourne, the Sussex Snowdrop Trust, which is based in Walberton, and The Sussex Beacon in Brighton.

It will of course be important for all walkers to follow current Government COVID-19 guidelines for meeting outside. 

All 26 walks, ranging from three to 11 miles in length, are available, fully described and mapped ,on the AllTrails app. 

N.B. Walkers must download the AllTrails app for turn by turn instructions, a GPS signal and access to written instructions.

Register to walk at  https://www.hospicestrail.co.uk/walk-the-hospice-trail-day-2020/

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