On Sunday 13th September, local hospice St Catherine’s will be celebrating the twenty-fifth anniversary of their Balcombe Walk – and you’re invited!
The family-friendly twelve mile ramble through the stunning Sussex woodland is FREE to enter and is a firm favourite event for so many local residents who want to raise money for the Crawley-based charity or to remember and commemorate the life of a loved one.
“Those we care for at the hospice leave behind children, parents, grandparents, siblings and friends,” Louise Brown, Events Fundraiser explains. “At St Catherine’s, we understand that their journey continues, even after a loved one dies and do everything we can to offer support and guidance to the whole family, for as long as they need.”
“By taking part in the Balcombe Walk, you will help to raise money to pay for our vital services.[tie_slideshow] [tie_slide] [/tie_slide] [tie_slide] [/tie_slide] [tie_slide] [/tie_slide] [tie_slide] [/tie_slide] [/tie_slideshow]
Although this is a free event, we encourage everyone taking part to raise sponsorship
money; £35 is enough to pay for a counselling session for a bereaved relative, giving them an opportunity to talk about their feelings.”
This year, as well as having two starting points (the first at Victory Hall, Balcombe and the second at Ardingly College Preparatory School, Haywards Heath), walkers who want to remember that special someone have the opportunity to have their love one’s name written on a sunflower, for a donation, to be displayed on the walk. The sunflowers can then be kept as a permanent memento of the day.
Join the St Catherine’s team on Sunday 13th September for a day of celebration, stunning scenery and homemade cakes, by visiting: www.stch.org.uk.