SAVE THE DATE!
The annual Christmas gift fair will once again resume in 2021- so put the date in your diary.
Wednesday 24 November 10 – 3 at the Norfolk Pavilion, South of England Showground, Ardingly, West Sussex
News from St Wilfrid's, Eastbourne - The Wilf Walk
On 21st August, St Wilfrid’s held a sponsored walk – The Wilf Walk – using three routes of the Sussex Hospices Trail as its backdrop. The event was put in the calendar as part of the 40th anniversary celebrations of the hospice and, rather fortuitously, these three routes equated to 40km. One km per year of care. We invited walkers to choose one, two or three sections and we found that most signed up to take on the biggest challenge of the 40km. The routes we used were Southease to Alfriston, Alfriston to Eastbourne, Eastbourne to Normans. We made a couple of minor tweaks to the instructions to fit with where we were siting our start points/checkpoints but otherwise we faithfully followed the trail instructions.
We had 89 people who took part on the day, with 57 of them walking the full 3 sections. Starting at 8am, the final walkers made it to Normans Bay at around 7.30pm. A long day, with some sore feet, but thoroughly enjoyed by all who took part.
Three weeks on, most of the fundraising has been received and we have just reached the fabulous amount of £20,000! We are thrilled with this and are grateful to have been able to make use of the trails that Friends of Sussex Hospices have so carefully curated.
Ric Piper and Chris Wells with companion Mylo, have just joined the ranks of the 'Completers' of the 200 mile long Sussex Hospices Trail - finishing of 21 August. They were joined by various friends and canine companions on their walk making 18 in total and covering a joint 1,108 miles!
Congratulations on your achievement Ric and Chris and thank you for supporting FSH.
Steve Biggs (featured) is one of our 17 amazing, completers of the 200 mile Sussex Hospices Trail. Steve who is raising money for St Catherine's Hospice, completed his walk in December 2020. He says:
"I’m on the cuckoo trail at Heathfield. Thanks to all at FSH for your kindness - I’ve currently got a broken knee - so having to limit my walks to short distances".
"Hopefully I’ll be fit enough to go around all 200 miles again soon".
Best wishes to Steve from all at FSH!