Take on Pier to Pier for Hospice Care

Written by on February 23, 2023

A popular sponsored charity walk is returning to the north east Essex coast on Sunday 14th May 2023 for St Helena Hospice, to help ensure more patients and families facing incurable illness and bereavement receive the support they desperately need.

The family-friendly Pier to Pier walk, which is sponsored by Pickering Electronics Ltd, is a favourite among supporters of the Hospice as well as local residents and businesses, attracting hundreds of people from across the Tendring district and Colchester area.

The scenic walk starts from either Clacton or Walton Pier taking in views of the sea, and participants can choose to walk the seven miles between the two piers or challenge themselves further to make the return journey – 14 miles in all.

More than 500 people walked Pier to Pier for St Helena Hospice in 2022

Many people walk on their own or in groups to remember their loved ones, or simply take part to support their local hospice.

Lisa Chenery, events and challenges fundraiser at St Helena Hospice, said: “We are so excited to launch this year’s Pier to Pier! Last year over 500 people joined us on the beautiful north east Essex coast to walk for their local hospice and this year we hope to see even more.

“Our services are more in demand than ever as the local NHS faces extreme pressures and turns to us for support. Without the generosity of our incredible local community, we cannot continue to provide vital and essential care to the growing number of patients and families who desperately need hospice care or bereavement support.

“So please sign up to take part in Pier to Pier and raise as much as you can to help make sure St Helena Hospice can continue to be here for those who needs us at the most difficult time of their lives.”

Registration is £5 for adults and children over 5, with under 5s and dogs walking for free. Participants are encouraged to raise a minimum sponsorship. Sign up now at www.sthelena.org.uk/piertopier

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