The 10th annual Foyle Hospice Male Walk/Run & Junior Boys Mini Marathon will take place on Sunday 31st August 2014 at 1:30pm. There are two scenic routes to choose from so whatever your age and ability, you can take up the challenge whilst doing your bit to help your local hospice carry on caring.
The two routes will both start/finish at Sainsbury’s Car Park; the longer 5 mile route will take in the Peace Bridge and Foyle Bridge or the shorter route of 2 miles will travel up to the Peace Bridge then return to Sainsbury’s car park.
The challenge is being laid down for the men of the North West to show their support and come out in force to help rival the staggering number of nearly 5,000 females supporting the Foyle Hospice Female Walk. Last year there was approximately 800 men and boys taking part so this year the push is on to try and get this number up to 1000 participants!
Get your local sports club and pubs involved, challenge your work colleagues or class mates.
All funds raised through this event play a huge part in funding the essential care and support Foyle Hospice provide, totally free of charge, to people affected by cancer and other life limiting illnesses across the North West. Hospice Care is based on a philosophy which recognises the need to treat each person with dignity, respect and compassion irrespective of their cultural or religious background and our vision is that all adults in our local community living with life-limiting illness such as cancer, MS, Motor Neurone Disease, COPD and many more will have access to the best possible palliative care that is appropriate to their needs.
Over a 12 month period from 2013 – 2014 our In Patient Unit had 170 admissions for an average stay of 14-21 days, our Day Therapy Unit had 1034 attendances and our Specialist Homecare Nursing Team made 4105 visits to patients’ and their families or loved ones in their own homes.
As the demand for Hospice Care services continues to grow each year, Foyle Hospice hopes that this year’s walk will be even bigger and more successful than ever before. It is essential that every participant knows their efforts truly make a difference to the lives of people living with a terminal illness.
Registration could not be easier – for previous participants you will have received your Registration Pack in the post last week or If this is your first time simply contact the Fundraising Centre by phoning (048) 71 359 888 or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Forms are also available at all of our Foyle Hospice Shop outlets and local Leisure Centres.