Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Why is there no longer a Men’s Walk: Original option?

In light of recent restrictions, we’re changing up Men’s Walk 2021 to ensure our wonderful walkers stay safe and sound. Instead of offering the option to walk a set route through Exeter on Saturday 20th March, all our Hospiscare heroes will now walk a route of their choice, in whichever location suits them best, all on the same day. This means that everyone can take part safely and securely – from any corner of Devon (or across the world), while adhering to Government guidelines!  Of course, we’ll still bring you the classic Men’s Walk ‘pint, pasty and rugby’ experience and you’ll still be supporting an amazing cause.

Do I need to raise a certain amount of money?

Your entry fee only covers the cost of the event, so we are asking each participant to fundraise or donate £50. Your fundraising or donation will make a huge difference to the lives of our patients and their families, for example £51 could fund a home visit from one of our specialist community nurses. We currently need your support more than ever.

To fundraise please click here to get your Just Giving page set up.

I originally signed up to Men’s Walk: Original. Can I swap to the own route option?

Yes. You will automatically be changed over to Men’s Walk: Your Route.

What are the timings for Men’s Walk?

We are asking those taking part remotely to walk their 8 miles sometime on Saturday 20/03/21 between 9am and 5pm, but of course it’s up to you! If you want to be back in time for the rugby, remember it starts at 4:45pm on ITV1.

Besides my Men’s Walk T-shirt, what should I wear?

First and foremost a good pair of walking shoes or boots is essential (waterproof would be even better). Comfortable bottoms are also important; shorts, leggings or trousers – whatever works for you and is suitable for the weather that day. The weather can be really unpredictable in March so wearing something versatile or layers is a good idea.

Can I take my dog?

Yes of course! Man’s best friend will always be welcomed as long as it’s on the lead and the owner cleans up after it.

Can I Gift Aid my sponsorship?

You can ask each person who sponsors you to Gift Aid their donation by ticking the relevant section on Just Giving or by asking them to tick the Gift Aid box on the sponsorship form. Any personal donations are eligible for Gift Aid as long as they’ve filled in their address (not their work address) and postcode, otherwise we won’t be able to claim Gift Aid. If people are donating to your Just Giving page the option to Gift Aid will appear during the donation process.

How old do I need to be to take part in Men’s Walk?

Entry for the Men’s Walk is open to entrants aged 12 and over. An adult guardian must accompany each entrant aged under 16 for the duration of the walk and we must have a signed parental consent form filled in by each under 16’s legal parent or guardian.

I’m taking part in Men’s Walk from abroad – can I still get my t-shirt, pasty and beer? 

Unfortunately we can’t send your pasty and beer abroad. If you’d like us to send your t-shirt, let us know and we’ll see what we can do – but we can’t guarantee it will be with you on the day due to postal delays!

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