This year, St Mary's Hospice needs to raise £2 million from voluntary contributions to provide all its current services and in the present economic climate this is going to be increasingly difficult. To raise vital funds to support the work of the charity, Dr Helen Clayson, Medical Director and Zoe Guest, Fundraising and Operations Manager will be taking on the challenge of walking the Cumbrian Way.
The Cumbria Way is an exhilarating journey through some of the most beautiful and contrasting landscapes that Cumbria offers. Stretching from Carlisle to Ulverston the route offers the challenge of 70+ miles of walking through some of the most scenic and inspiring landscapes in Britain as well as (hopefully!) a massive sense of achievement at the end of it. Starting on the 20th August, the team will be splitting the route into 5 stages of approximately 14 miles, finishing back at St Mary's on the 24th August.
To sponsor the team you can either telephone the fundraising team at the Hospice on 01229 580305, visit one of the St Mary's Hospice shops throughout South Cumbria or go to http://www.justgiving.com/ZoeGuest
Most of the walking is on established paths along valley bottoms with only 3 steep ascents and should be achievable by most fit walkers. Therefore, if anyone would like to join the team in walking one of the stages of the route please contact St Mary's on 01229 580305.