Socially Distanced Event Relaunch
Join our socially distanced Memory Stroll
Alice House Hospice partners Co-operative Funeralcare are sponsoring the charity’s Memory Stroll fundraising event for the second consecutive year. The event takes place on 20 September, after being on hold since April due to lockdown measures.
The event has been supported by the Co-op since it began in 2019. It is a peaceful Sunday morning walk along the sea front at Hartlepool’s historic Headland, in which participants raise sponsorship in memory of loved ones.
The circular route of around two miles which starts and finishes in the Town Square in front of the Borough Hall sets off at 10:30am. Walkers may be set off in staggered waves, dependent upon numbers.
It is open to all ages and is priced as follows: adults £7:50, U16s: £2.50, U5s: free. Once walkers are registered, they will receive full event information and a sponsorship pack.
Nicola Winwood of Alice House Hospice is organising the event and said “We were really happy with the success of our first Memory Stroll and with the help of all our walkers, the Heugh Battery Museum and of course our kind sponsors Co-operative Funeralcare, we were able to raise a fantastic £2,500 to help provide Hospice care for local patients and their families.
We are pleased to re-launch the Memory Stroll as our first ‘actual’ fundraising event since February. We’ll be implementing social distancing measures and following Government guidelines to ensure that the event is safe for everyone.”
Daniel Laughton of the Co-op, who works very closely with Alice House staff and also takes part in the event with his family said “It is great that we can be involved again in this event, having been a part of it since the start – we are very proud to have contributed to its success and I am really looking forward to taking part this year and helping the event to grow and develop. Hopefully we will raise even more money this time for a fantastic local charity. I am also really pleased that the event can finally proceed after months of uncertainty and hope that lots of people will be able to show their support.”