Hospiscare Heroes – Men’s Walk 2020

On Saturday 14 March, new supporters and those who have walked the route year after year, joined us for the Men’s Walk’s ninth year.

Here at Hospiscare, we are extremely grateful to all of our supporters and we love to see the innovative ways that our Hospiscare Heroes find to fundraise for us! Read on for the latest updates on how our Hospiscare Heroes have been supporting our charity across Exeter, Mid and East Devon.

We are so grateful that the Hospiscare Men’s Walk was able to take place this year in accordance with government advice at the time.

On Saturday 14 March, new supporters and those who have walked the route year after year, joined us for the Men’s Walk’s ninth year.

The walkers began at the Double Locks canal-side pub and enjoyed a spell of sunshine to start their eight-mile route. The walk followed the picturesque Exe Valley Way as far as Miller’s Crossing Bridge where it crossed the river and returned to the Double Locks via Mill on the Exe.

Two men hugging at the Hospiscare Men's Walk 2020

Our amazing walkers were welcomed back to the Double Locks with pints kindly supplied by Exeter Brewery and delicious pasties from Chunk of Devon.

Spirits were high after the eight-mile route and both pints and pasties were a welcome reward.

A man eating a Chunk pasty at the Hospiscare Men's Walk

We want to send a huge thank you to all of those who took part and raised sponsorship to help us continue to care for our patients and their families.

Your sponsorship is more vital than ever with the COVID-19 outbreak meaning that our subsequent fundraising events and activities have been cancelled.

If you haven’t had a chance to pay in your sponsorship, the best way to pay in is online. You can then either scan or take a photo of your sponsorship form and email it to fradmin@hospiscare.co.uk. This important step ensures that we can claim the gift aid from your sponsorship.

Once again, thank you to all of those who took part and supported the event, including our fantastic sponsors Wilkinson Grant.

This event would not have been possible without the support of the Double Locks pub, Exeter Brewery and Chunk of Devon – thank you all.

Two volunteers behind the bar at the Hospiscare Men's Walk

Finally, we would like to send a huge thank you to our volunteers and staff. Throughout the route, our volunteer marshalls ensured our walkers’ safety and made sure everyone knew where to go. Our volunteer photographers readily sprang out of bushes to capture these special moments for us all to enjoy after the event and our staff were on hand to make sure everything ran smoothly and celebrate our walkers’ efforts as they crossed the finish line.

Three Hospiscare marshals at the Men's Walk

If you missed the Facebook post of photo highlights, then simply check our feed here.

We are a local charity and receive just 15% of our funding from the NHS. If you are able to support us at this difficult time, please visit our donate page or read our latest blog post about the impact of COVID-19 on our charity’s fundraising efforts.