Stride out in the Sussex countryside for St Catherine’s

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The Balcombe Walk is back on Sunday 10 September and you’re invited to be a part of it!

Every year, the walk, organised by Haywards Heath Friends Group, one of St Catherine’s Hospice voluntary fundraising groups, brings together families and furry friends, to ramble through stunning Sussex countryside before enjoying homemade tea and cake.

Starting at Victory Hall in Stockcroft Road, Balcombe, from 9am, the walk, which raises vital funds for St Catherine’s expert end of life care, offers people four different walking routes These cover four, seven, nine, or 12 miles, with a special nature quiz trail for the under 12’s on the four mile route.

Many walkers return year on year to enjoy soaking in iconic Sussex landmarks like the Ardingly Reservoir and the Viaduct as they walk.

Emily Bradbury, Community Fundraiser at St Catherine’s, said: “We’re really grateful to our Haywards Heath Friends Group for their continued support in hosting the Balcombe Walk to raise money for us each year. It’s a great way to enjoy the beauty of your local area, and have fun with family and friends whilst supporting St Catherine’s. We hope lots of you will join us for what is always a fantastic day out for all ages.”

The Balcombe Walk is free to enter but people are encouraged to raise sponsorship to help St Catherine’s continue to be there for terminally ill local people when life comes full circle.

Ready to pull on your walking shoes? Sign up online here or call St Catherine’s Events team on: 01293 447355. You can also sign up on the day.