Sign up for ‘stunning’ hospice walks

New fundraiser offers challenging and enjoyable walks for all abilities

North Devon Hospice is offering local people the chance to sign up to a brand new event, which shows off the area’s stunning scenery.

Devon Walks will take place on September 24 and 25 and offers a range of challenging and enjoyable walks.

Whether you fancy a lake-side walk, a coastal trek, a moorland hike or a sunset stroll on the beach, there is something for everyone.

The event will raise money for North Devon Hospice, and help it care for local people who are suffering from the impact of cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

As a result, many people will be taking part in Devon Walks for somebody they love, perhaps someone who is currently suffering from cancer or another serious illness, or someone who has sadly died.

Everybody taking part, if they wish, will have a special ‘Memory Heart’ on which they can write a name or a message. They can then wear this while walking on the day as a tribute to some-one they love.

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Hospice nurse Mary Brooks will be taking part in Devon Walks for her brother, and is looking forward to joiningmany other people, whilst enjoying the incredible scenery.

“We are lucky to live in such a beautiful part of the world, and Devon Walks gives us all the chance to enjoy our amazing surroundings, while walking for a common cause,” she said.

“As a Community Nurse Specialist, I visit patients in their homes every day and I know what a difference hospice care makes to families who are going through the toughest of times.

“We are there every step of the journey, so we hope that you will support us by stepping out for Devon Walks in September.”

Gerard Fawcitt, from North Devon Hospice’s fund-raising team, said: “Devon Walks will appeal to lots of people because it is a really family-friendly event and there is something for everybody.

“The most gentle stroll is a 2-mile lake walk at the beautiful Arlington Court, with the 14-mile Exmoor hike at the other end of the scale.

“We also have a gorgeous sunset walk across the burrows and beach at Saunton, and a bracing coastal trek from Clovelly to Hartland. All four walks offer something different, but equally beautiful.”

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