Lockdown has been hard for all of us, but particularly for our charity and our nurses caring for those in their last moments. We need your help more now than ever to keep our beds open.
Imagine taking a deep breath and opening your eyes, you’re high on the moors with endless skies and a vista running down to the sea. The air is full of ozone with a hint of seabreeze. It’s September, lockdown is behind you and an expanse of glorious Cornish countryside in front of you.
Celebrate a new found freedom with us and make a special pilgrimage to put it all behind you and embrace going forwards. The Saints Way is our sacred ancient Cornish footway from Padstow to Fowey, trodden by thousands of feet before us, as early Christians made a pilgrimage to Spain. Crackling with the voices of our ancestors you will feel the unmistakable passage of time as it follows a wonderfully varied course through valleys, woodlands, pastures and moors. Enjoy a time of peaceful reflection as you pass through some of the most beautiful scenery in Cornwall dotted with pre-historic remains, ancient bridges, old tracks, quaint churches and pretty villages enroute. Perhaps dedicate your journey to someone special.
The footpath is just under 30 miles long but you don’t have to do it all at once. Starting on the 1st September 2020 we’re going to give you the whole month to complete it. This is your pilgrimage, on your own, with family, or friends or the dog, everyone ( yes even the dog ) gets a very special medal. Some lunatics will run the path in a day, and the more sedate will be enjoying the hospitality of a number of watering holes enroute via 2 or 3 miles at a time, it’s up to you it’s your journey. Team CHC staff will be on the route on certain days (to be advised ) and click the following links for a map route planning, and a walker’s guide Pelican Walkers Guide. Kindly supported by Mid Cornwall Brokers at Lanivet who will also be providing a refreshment station on certain weekends ( dates to be advised 6th and 13th).
Sign up today to follow in the foot steps of our ancestors and raise critical funds for our Hospice by setting up your JustGiving page following the link on our welcome email. Share this with your friends and family who will be suitably astonished at your epic departure from the couch and empty their wallets into your fund.
Entry fees are £10 per adult, £5 per child, £5 per Dog and there’s a spot of Merch on offer too! Grab yourself a Team CHC Running Vest or Supporter T-shirt to show the world you’re supporting your local Hospice. Purchase here.
Whilst this is all great fun, It would be amazing if you could find a few friends to support you, every penny counts to fund the care we provide at Mount Edgcumbe and St Julia’s Hospice and you will have helped make a huge difference in these tough times. So please remember to set up a JustGiving page when you register, a modest of goal is very achievable and feels amazing when you beat it, knowing its going to fund those last treasured moments.
All you need to do is sign up, download the free Strava App, join our Team CHC Strava Club where will be sharing stories, photos and achievements and we’ll also shout them out on our media channels.