The 2017 event was a sell-out success, so would-be walkers are being urged to sign up as soon as possible so as not to miss out on a place on this year’s walk.
The walk, which will take place on Saturday, 17 March in Exeter, will follow a new 7-mile route starting and ending at the Double Locks canal-side pub. To keep spirits high there will be live entertainment and refreshments along the way.
Following the walk, participants will enjoy a pint and a pasty and settle into our newly enlarged marquee to watch – fittingly, on St Patrick’s Day – England play Ireland in the Six Nations rugby tournament.
Organiser Sharon Ewart said: “This year’s Men’s Walk was so popular that places sold out, so we’re encouraging everyone to sign up early for next year’s event. In fact, if you sign up before 9 February we’ll enter your name into a draw with the chance of winning tickets to an Exeter Chiefs game at Sandy Park.
“The 2018 Men’s Walk promises to be our best yet, and it would be fantastic if we could beat this year’s total raised. Some 650 amazing walkers raised the huge sum of £42,000 to support Hospiscare’s work.
“Whatever our walkers achieve, they can be assured of a great time. The walk always generates tremendous camaraderie, and past years’ walkers tell us that it’s a great opportunity to catch up with old friends and make new ones.
“Sign up now for the Men’s Walk 2018 by clicking here, or by calling Hospiscare’s fundraising office on 01392 688020. Facebook users can join the Men’s Walk event on the Hospiscare page for updates on plans for what’s set to once again be a great ‘make a difference’ day,” Sharon added.
Men’s Walk is kindly sponsored once again by Wilkinson Grant.
Hospiscare provides free, specialist care for adults with any kind of terminal illness, and support for their carers and families in Exeter, Mid and East Devon. A gift to Hospiscare in your Will helps to ensure the future of the charity for generations to come.