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Farleigh Hospice to host wooftastic walk

Tuesday 30th March

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This May, take part in a sponsored walk with a difference to raise money to help those in mid Essex affected by life-limiting illness.

Farleigh Hospice’s virtual Tails and Trails event will take place over the May bank holiday weekend (1st to 3rd May) and is an opportunity for people to meet outside with up to five friends to get some fresh air and exercise with their canine companions.

With both 5k and 10k options available, participants can choose to walk, run or jog this sponsored challenge. The aim is to raise a minimum of £25 in sponsorship per group to match the average number of 25 patients Farleigh’s hospice at home care teams visit each week, providing care and support to both patients and their families.

Farleigh Hospice Fundraising Manager, Debbie de Boltz said: “As we ease out of lockdown and up to six people can meet outside, we thought our Tails and Trails event would be a great way for people to celebrate being able to socialise outside again while raising money. Unfortunately, our annual Walk for Life cannot take place this year due to COVID-19 restrictions, so we thought this virtual event would be a good alternative. Participants don’t have to have a dog to take part, this event is suitable for lone walkers, families and dog owners. It’s a relaxed, friendly way to get outside in the spring air and support Farleigh Hospice at the same time.

“Our amazing hospice at home care teams visit an average of 25 patients affected by life-limiting illnesses per week and we want to help them continue to do this, which is why we are suggesting a minimum sponsorship amount of £25 per group.”

Registration is open now and closes on the 29th April 2021. It costs just £15 per household to take part which includes a celebratory medal for each participant, a stylish bandana for their dog as well as additional goodies in the welcome pack kindly donated by Marriage’s and Fish4Dogs.

To register visit