Make your steps count for local hospice

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Calling all walking enthusiasts and nature lovers! Join St Catherine’s Hospice on Sunday 14 October for a challenging hike through the picturesque Sussex countryside.

Taking you through Sussex fields and past historic landmarks including; the Balcombe Viaduct, Ardingly Reservoir and Wakehurst Place Seedbank, this cross country hike will allow you to enjoy the changing colours of Autumn whilst raising funds for your local hospice.

The full hike is 13 miles, with 9 and 4 mile routes also available making this a family friendly event – even suitable for the dog!

Tom Abbott, Community and Events Fundraising Manager at St Catherine’s said: “We’re excited to launch the Sussex Landmarks Hike. The orange tones of autumn aren’t only beautiful to walk in, but also promote St Catherine’s colours to remind us why we’re here – to care for local people. It’s care that’s only made possible by people like you taking on challenges like Sussex Landmarks. I hope lots of you will join us for this stunning hike through the country.”

St Catherine’s is hoping to raise £20,000 from Sussex Landmarks by asking walkers for a donation or to raise sponsorship. This will allow them to offer expert care to even more local terminally ill people in the future. At the moment, the local hospice can only care for one in three people who need them but with your help and support, they’re determined to care for everyone.

Advance registration is £8 for adults (£10 on the day) and £5 for children. Registration is open from 9am on the day at Victory Hall, Balcombe, where the walk will begin. Ready to make your steps count? Gather your walking buddies and register online here