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11th Mar 2017
It’s back! Men’s Walk returns in 2017
Posted on December 6th 2016

Calling All Men! Have A Walk, Watch Some Rugby, Eat And Help Raise Cash Too

It’s back! Hospiscare’s Men’s Walk is returning on Saturday 11th March 2017!

The sponsored walk will cover an eight-mile route starting at Exeter`s Double Locks Pub, proceeding along the Exe Valley Way canal path to the Turf Locks before going back to the Double Locks.

Once you have finished, you will be welcomed back to the Double Locks with a free pint and a hot pasty. You will then be free to enjoy the England v Scotland Six Nations match on a large screen within the exclusive enlarged Hospiscare bar.

Wilkinson Grant estate agents are once again the main event sponsor. The Double Locks will be providing the venue free of charge. St Austell Brewery are also generously donating the free pint of beer for every walker. Last year saw 507 men raise £39,000 of essential funds to support Hospiscare.

Pictured are the lads and dads from the Under 16`s Exeter Saracens Rugby Club, who are very much looking forward to taking part in the walk for the third consecutive year.

Hospiscare event fundraiser, Sharon Ewart said:” The Men’s Walk is always a special day with a great atmosphere of comradery between friends, family, work colleagues and clubs who all unite, recognising the difference that they are making through the sponsorship money raised to our hugely valued local charity”.

Sign up before February 3rd for the Early bird offer of just £12 per person. After that date, entry is £17. Click here to sign up or call 01392 688020.

Hospiscare Heroes – Men’s Walk Special!
Posted on March 17th 2017

Men's Walk Heroes

What a weekend! Hospiscare were delighted to welcome 650 men and boys to our annual Men’s Walk event. It was great weather for the 8 miles walk along the canal path from Double Locks to the Turf and back, after which the participants enjoyed a pint and a pasty while watching England beat Scotland and retain the Calcutta Cup.

There are so many people to thank this week, and we simply couldn’t have done it without their help!


Firstly, a huge thank you to Wilkinson Grant, who were the main sponsors of the event.

And a massive thank you to the following businesses who helped make Saturday a truly spectacular event:

Exeter Chiropractic Clinic supports Hospiscare


Also a big thank you to Prestige Supercar for supplying a prize for the sponsorship draw.

And it wasn’t just businesses who got involved:

  • Thanks to Sadie Horler, Georgia Fenwick and the Hospiscare Choir for their fantastic entertainment
  • Thanks to the 80+ event arena and marshal volunteers – without you this could not have happened!
  • Thanks to our three volunteer photographers – Jeff, Mike and Shaun – for all their hard work on the day and processing the images

Event fundraiser, Sharon Ewart said, ‘There was a fantastic atmosphere on the day. This is a very popular event where the vast majority of the men (many of whom have been touched by Hospiscare’s services) return year on year to support us.

‘Whilst sponsorship is still being sent in, it is anticipated that approximately £40,000 will have been raised from the day!’  

Men's Walk Sweepers

If you took part and haven’t yet returned your sponsorship, please send your sponsorship forms and a cheque made payable to 'Hospiscare' to 'Freepost RTJT-YSLK-ASAA, Hospiscare, Searle House, Dryden Road, Exeter, EX2 5JJ`. Alternatively you can pay your cash and sponsor forms in at any of our shops. 


Don’t forget, if you’ve raised more than £80 and you pay it in before the 11th April, you will be entered into our prize draw. 
 

Once again, a big thank you to everyone involved and to all those who took part! Bring on Men’s Walk 2018!

We love seeing all that you do for Hospiscare so, if you are planning on doing any fundraising, please direct message us on Facebook or email fundraising@hospiscare.co.uk so that we can recognise your efforts. We couldn’t do what we do without you.

Hospiscare Men’s Walk 2017 – New mates and new memories
Posted on March 20th 2017


Earlier in March, Hospiscare was delighted to welcome a sell-out crowd of men and boys, who joined the Hospiscare Charity Men’s Walk 2017, walking 8 miles in the fine weather along the canal path from Double Locks to the Turf Hotel and back again, to enjoy a pint, a Chunk pasty and watch England beat Scotland to retain the Calcutta Cup.

Event fundraiser, Sharon Ewart said, There was a fantastic atmosphere on the day. This is a very popular event where the vast majority of the men, many of whom have been touched by Hospiscare`s services, return year on year to support us.’  

‘We would like to give huge thanks to Wilkinson Grant for once again sponsoring the Men`s Walk and the 80+ enthusiastic volunteers who made this event possible by helping out within the event arena or marshalling along the route.’ 

Jack Carter waves at the camera as he takes part in the Hospiscare Men's Walk

One of the walkers, Jack Carter, said ‘I walked in memory of my wife, Jan, who was looked after by Hospiscare, but I worried about raising sponsorship as I thought I had no friends or family to ask. Then I jotted down the names of family, friends and work colleagues, said “please, will you sponsor me” and before I knew it I had raised £1050. I felt proud to raise so much money for my wonderful wife – it’s a very, very good cause. Not only that, I somehow teamed up with another walker who was about my age, so I made a friend on the day too!’

Whilst sponsorship is still being sent in, it is anticipated that approximately £40,000 will have been raised from the day. If you still have sponsorship money to send, please contact the Hospiscare Fundraising Team on 01392 688020.   

 

Watch the 2017 Men's Walk video!
Posted on March 30th 2017


Click on the image below to watch our fantastic Men's Walk video produced by Tempo Media



Thanks to everyone who joined us on the day!


To pay in your sponsorship money online, click below: 

Pay in my sponsorship

Hospiscare Men’s Walk raises a record breaking £40,000!
Posted on May 26th 2017


In March this year, Hospiscare was delighted to welcome the Men’s Walk 2017 sell-out crowd to Double Locks. The 650 men and boys walked eight miles in fine weather along the canal path to the Turf Hotel and back to enjoy a pint, a Chunk pasty and watch England beat Scotland to retain the Calcutta Cup – and they have raised an amazing £40,000 for Hospiscare!
 

Jack Carter at the Hospiscare Men's Walk

One of the walkers, Jack Carter, said, ‘I walked in memory of my wife, Jan, who was looked after by Hospiscare, but I worried about raising sponsorship as I thought I had no one to ask. Then I jotted down the names of family, friends and work colleagues, said “please, will you sponsor me?” and before I knew it I had raised £1,050. I felt proud to raise so much money for my wonderful wife – it’s a very, very good cause. Not only that, I somehow teamed up with another walker who was about my age, so I made a friend on the day too!’  

Men’s Walk sponsorship money continues to be paid in, and last week a reminder was sent to all the walkers telling them that the charity was only £131.82 from raising £40,000 from the event. The next day, a walker called Adrian Jackman telephoned in - he had collected £127 in sponsorship and Sophie, his 11 year old daughter, wanted to add her £5 pocket money, just so the event would hit £40K. What a lovely gesture, thank you Sophie!
 

Adrian and Sophie Jackman hand over their sponsorship money

Event fundraiser, Sharon Ewart said, ‘There was a fantastic atmosphere on the day. It’s a very popular event where the vast majority of the men, many of whom have been touched by Hospiscare`s services, return year on year to support us. Huge thanks to Jack, Adrian, Sophie and all the other walkers who helped achieve this record amount, we are so very grateful to you all. If any walkers still have sponsorship to pay across, the fundraising team would be delighted to hear from you!’

Hospiscare also sends a huge thank you to Wilkinson Grant, who kindly sponsored the Men`s Walk again this year, and the more than eighty wonderful and enthusiastic volunteers who made this event possible by helping in the event arena or marshalling along the route. 

 

Event location

There's limited free parking at the Double Locks pub and at Bromhams Farm Playing Fields. We suggest that you car share and use either on-road parking in Marsh Barton, or the Matford Park and Ride.

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