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St Giles Hospice

11 Aug 2021

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St Giles Hospice is looking for energetic fundraisers with a passion for the great British outdoors to take part in a Cornish Coastal Challenge this summer.

The weekend trek, taking place between 10th and 12th September, will follow the dramatic coastline of North Cornwall where the spectacular landscapes feature rugged cliffs, hidden coves and old fishing villages forming a beautiful backdrop to the blue sea.

Chloe Herbert, Head of Fundraising at St Giles Hospice, said: “The Cornish Coastal Challenge is a brand new addition to our list of Treks and Trails events and we’re looking for walkers who want to sign up and join our supportive team or come along with family, friends and colleagues.

“This walk will be a tough weekend challenge but it also promises to be a spectacular and inspiring experience in one of Britain’s most beautiful landscapes, which will give you an unforgettable sense of achievement when you reach the finish line.

“After a year when we’ve had to cancel our fundraising events and close our shops we’ve never needed our supporters as much as we do today, so you will also have the satisfaction of knowing that your fundraising has made a real difference to St Giles Hospice and all of the local patients and families that we care for.

“It’s also been a year when we’ve spent so much time in lockdown in our own communities, so there’s surely no better way to get a real breath of fresh air and change of scenery by stretching our legs with an epic journey through some of the most fantastic coastline that this country has to offer. The event will be taking place in accordance with all COVID-19 guidelines.”

Muteen Ahmed, (39) from Burton, has just (June 12) completed a Snowdon by Night challenge in aid of St Giles. He said: “I wanted to really push myself and to raise some money for St Giles because they gave my friend - who died at the hospice - absolutely fantastic care in his last days. When we climbed Snowdon it was a tough challenge, but we really enjoyed it and got a great sense of achievement when we made it to the top.”

Participants pay an £80 registration fee for the event and pledge to raise a minimum sponsorship of £600 for St Giles Hospice, which will fund care for patients and their families living with a terminal illness. Everyone taking part will receive food and accommodation, transfers within the trek, Discover Adventure leaders and drivers throughout the challenge.

As a member of #TeamStGiles, walkers will also get an exclusive St Giles T-shirt, a bespoke St Giles Hospice fundraising pack, a dedicated member of the hospice fundraising team to assist them with training and fundraising and a supportive community and team to engage with ahead of the event and during the challenge.

For further information about the Cornish Coastal Challenge or to sign up visit www.stgileshospice.com/cornishchallenge

For more information about St Giles Hospice and the expert care it provides, please visit www.stgileshospice.com

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