About

Hike4Hospices and Bike4Hospices – sponsored events supporting Sussex hospices.

Hike4Hospices is an organised sponsored walk along 43 miles of the South Downs Way between Lewes and Goodwood.  The event is spread over a Saturday and Sunday in August and consists of 6 shorter sections and the purpose is to raise money for four Sussex hospices, St Peter & St James, The Martlets, St Barnabas and St Wilfrid’s.

This is of course a very healthy activity and you could also organise a team and walk with friends!

You can either walk the whole 43 miles or walk just one or more sections. The shortest section is only 5 miles.

Perhaps you prefer to cycle? You can also take part in the Bike4Hospices sponsored event.  There are two cycle routes on the Sunday one of 25 miles and one of 42 miles.

Entry fees are used to help cover the costs of running the event but if there is any surplus it will go to the charities. Hike4Hospices has no paid staff but there is a cost for the provision of advertising, transport, first aid and toilets, etc.   That is why sponsorship is a key element of the event to help raise the funds needed to help our hospices deliver this essential service.  However where sponsorship is not achievable then why not make a donation?

Hospices provide special support and palliative care for those nearing the end of their lives due to advanced life limiting illnesses. Not part of the NHS, these charities must raise on average over 75% of their running costs to be able to offer this invaluable service to the local communities. The cost of running just one of our hospices averages nearly £10,000 per day.

All funds raised are equally divided between the four Sussex Hospices.  Since we started in 2007 we have raised over £182,000  and this year we hope to raise £30,000.

 

 

You can make a difference.  Be one of the 500 and meet your challenge!

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You can also register by downloading the registration form.