More than 650 walkers have taken park in Naomi House & Jacksplace’s annual Clarendon Way Walk yesterday (Sun 2nd June).
Collectively they have raised more than £100,000 in sponsorship money to support seriously ill children and young adults at the region’s specialist hospices.
The 26 mile walk took place on 2nd June with hundreds of walkers completing the 26 mile trek from Winchester Cathedral to Salisbury Cathedral, and hundreds more completing a shorter walk from the village of Broughton.
The charity has today set its supporters a new challenge by launching 2 walks designed to test trekkers to the limit. Billed Ultimate Clarendon, next year’s Clarendon Way Walk will include a 26 mile night hike from Salisbury to Winchester and a 52 mile ultra-challenge that will see participants walk from Salisbury to Winchester through the night before and heading back to Salisbury after a rest and a cooked breakfast.
In addition, the charity has also launched a 5k trek aimed specifically at children and families. This walk will begin at the village of Pitton.
Keith Wilson, Head of Marketing for Naomi House & Jacksplace, said:
We would like to thank our incredible Clarendon Way Walk participants who have raised enough money to fund around 4,200 hours of nursing care for some of the region’s most seriously ill children and young people. We know that some supporters who complete the Clarendon Way Walk then go on to look for an even bigger challenge, so we are really pleased to be able to offer the Ultimate Clarendon in 2020.
The Clarendon Way Walk is the hospice’s largest annual fundraiser and has grown considerably since it was first staged some 13 years ago. It has been joined on the charity’s event calendar by a huge range of fundraising events from Wing Walks to Glow Runs.
The event is made possible thanks to the support of dozens of volunteers and marshalls from Winchester’s Army Training Regiment.
Naomi House & Jacksplace provide care and support to hundreds of life limited and life threatened children, young people and their families from across Hampshire, Wiltshire and central southern England.
For more information, please visit www.naomihouse.org.uk
Photo Credit: Jon Bolton – Charity Images