Feb 28 2012

St Luke’s: Annual Long Distance Walk

For the past 15 years St. Luke’s Hospice has organised an annual sponsored walk and on average over £60,000 each year has been raised by walkers, with a total now in excess of £1million! This significant amount has gone a good way towards the maintenance of the invaluable clinical services for our patients.

The 2012 Walk – The Cleveland Way

This will be a marvellous walk in the North York Moors National Park, through the Cleveland Hills and then along the dramatic coastline from Saltburn to Whitby, from 3 to 7 May 2012. Full distance walkers will cover about 73 miles, with the usual reductions for the Middle and Short Distance groups.

There’s a lot of information about the route on the Cleveland Way website.

As 2012 is the 25th Anniversary of the foundation of St. Luke’s, we hope you may want to help us make it an extra special year by rising to the challenge of The Cleveland Way. It could be one of the best things you’ve ever done.

The deputy editor of the “Yorkshire Life” magazine, Paul Mackenzie, is also walking the Cleveland Way in 2012. He is setting up an interactive blog on the magazine’s website. He’ll explain why he’s doing the walk, and you can suggest training walks, share your knowledge of the route and recommend good pubs along the way.

Five good reasons for joining a walk ……

  • Fun… the walks are fun, a lot of laughter and enjoyment is had along the way
  • Fitness… they have proved a good way of getting fit and maintaining a fitness regime
  • Friendship… lasting friendships have been forged and people have been helped and supported in a personal way as they walk along
  • Fulfilment… of a personal challenge, a walk you have always wanted to do

…but most importantly

  • Fundraise… for your local hospice, to help the people whose illness needs the excellent care that St. Luke’s can provide. You can make a difference.

More details at St Luke’s website, here.

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