This year St Christopher’s Hospice is commemorating its 50th anniversary and as part of the celebrations this year’s Fun Walk will be a golden opportunity to have a fantastic feel-good day out to raise funds for your local hospice. The Fun Walk starts and finishes at Keston Common in Kent on 14 May 2017 and takes in some of Kent’s most picturesque countryside.
Scenic Keston Common will become a fair-ground for the day with stalls, live music, games for children (and dogs!) and fresh food and drink to fuel walkers before they set-off or once they return, triumphant. There is always a tremendous sense of camaraderie at Fun Walk, with many walkers choosing fancy-dress and lots of families walking in memory of a loved one. There will also be awards for the best fancy dress costumes and the most money raised.
You can choose your route with a choice of 3, 5, 8 or 11 mile sponsored walks with plenty of entertainment stops along the way, if you want to rest and take in the springtime scenery. Early birds can set-off from Keston Common from 8.30am, with the last recommended set-off time advised for 12pm if you are undertaking the eleven mile walk.
Dogs are also very welcome to come along for the walk; in fact, why not ask friends and family to sponsor your dog to scamper across the fields?
The last Fun Walk saw over 3,000 walkers raise a magnificent £200,000, but the hospice is hoping to improve on these figures for its 50th Anniversary year. The modern hospice movement began with Dame Cicely Saunders’ founding St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham in 1967. Since that time, Dame Cicely’s vision to revolutionise the way in which society cares for the very ill, the dying and the bereaved has spread across the UK and the world.