On Saturday 21st August 2021, Nick began the long 40km trek to raise funds for the local hospice. The walk started in Southease, following through Alfriston and Eastbourne, finishing in Normans Bay.
The walk is based on routes that are set by Friends of Sussex Hospices. Their ‘Sussex Hospice Trail’ comprises of 26 linking routes and connects all the Sussex hospices.
The route was tricky with a mix of walking across the South Downs and town settings. Walkers were in no shortage of beautiful scenery though, with the South Downs National Park and Eastbourne seafront. Would recommend checking out these routes to anyone looking for a longer walk on the weekend!
Staff and volunteers from the hospice were there on the day to cheer walkers along the route. They created a great atmosphere and put on a brilliant event for everyone involved.
Nick, Sales & Marketing Director at Youbiquity said “it was a great day of walking across the South Downs – albeit very challenging! We are very lucky to have such great walks on our doorstep in Sussex and what better excuse to get out and enjoy them than fundraising for such a great cause. Thank you to everyone who has supported our fundraising efforts so far this year.”
A special thank you to Dayle for stepping in for Chantelle at the last minute, who had to pull out due to a back injury.
Ongoing Fundraising in 2021
At Youbiquity, we have chosen St Wilfrid’s Hospice as our charity of the year for 2021. Our goal is to raise £1,600 for the hospice, the cost of four full days of care across all services.
St Wilfrid’s Hospice are celebrating their 40th anniversary in 2021 so we thought it would be the perfect time to get involved.
The team are already well underway with their fundraising, starting with a virtual 40-mile challenge back in May. We walked four miles a day over 10 days, coming to a total of 40 miles.
Up next, Chantelle will be taking on the Virtual Three Peaks Challenge in October. To make up for missing the walk, Chantelle will be cycling 55km within 30 days. 55km is the same distance as walking up and down the three highest peaks of Scotland, England and Wales – Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon.
Looking to later in the year, Nick will be bravely taking on Firewalk on Saturday 27th November. This involves walking over hot coals which rise to scorching temperatures of 800 degrees. Ouch!
Support St Wilfrid’s Hospice
If you would like to help us to support St Wilfrid’s Hospice, please donate through our JustGiving page. We will keep adding updates and news about our other fundraising here. So keep checking back!
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