Put your best foot forward – is the message from Michael Sobell Hospice Charity (MHSC) as it unveils a special Anniversary Walk (previously the annual sponsored walk), taking place on Sunday 8th October, in celebration of 40 years of providing care and support to families affected by life-limiting illnesses across Hillingdon, Hertfordshire and Buckinghamshire.

A 12-mile walking route option, for those hardened walkers among you is available to choose as your challenge, with a three-mile Sunday stroll on offer for those who prefer a more leisurely amble in the morning.

Both routes will see participants setting off at 9.00am from the Hospice, to make their way across the Northwood, Moor Park, Rickmansworth and Harefield countryside, including the picturesque Grand Union Canal, returning back to base for some well-deserved refreshments and a souvenir certificate.

Entry fee is £10 per adult and £5 per child under 16. A specially priced family ticket (two adults, two children) of £25 is also available. Online entry is now open via the charity’s dedicated event webpage or simply pick up a registration form in any of the Michael Sobell Hospice shops in Northwood, Ruislip and Eastcote.

“If you enjoy a little exercise and fresh air on a Sunday morning, with family, friends, the dog or even as part of a walking group, then please consider joining us in our milestone year, as Michael Sobell Hospice celebrates four decades of providing first class hospice care to those in need,” commented MSHC spokesperson, Sam Heggie. “All ages and abilities are welcome to take part, and the route is dog-friendly too. It’s a real family event for all generations to get involved in, from Grandma to Grandson,” she added.

“Last year’s event helped to raise £4,606.00 for Michael Sobell Hospice, so we hope that we can smash this amount by encouraging all our walkers to raise as much sponsorship as possible. If 20 walkers raise £50 each, this would be the equivalent of funding a week of specialist nursing care for one patient, so you can see these extra funds really do play a vital part in what we as a charity can fund towards hospice care,” explained Sam.

For more information and to register for the Anniversary Walk, click here