Walk canal to help children at hospices

Published date: 28 January 2014 |
Published by: Kirstie Dolphin
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CHARITY walkers will be able to take in stunning views on a 10-mile walk along the Llangollen Canal.

On March 2, walkers will be gathering at the Telford Inn at the start of the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct to complete a sponsored walk in aid of Hope House Children’s Hospices.

The route, which includes two aqueducts and two tunnels, will see participants walk to Chirk Bank near the Poacher’s Pocket before returning to the Trevor Basin to complete the canal walk.

Hope House Children’s Hospices care for more than 270 terminally ill children and their families and over 200 bereaved families from across North and Mid Wales, Cheshire and Shropshire.

The support provided includes respite and end of life care, and counselling services for the whole family for as long as it is needed.

Hope House area fundraiser, Andy Fergus, said: “We are very excited about this year’s Llangollen Canal Walk after 200 participants made the 2013 event a tremendous success raising nearly £10,000 for the hospice.

“It’s a great chance to come out of our winter hibernation and do something enjoyable and worthwhile which will benefit so many very special children.”

There is no registration fee to complete the canal walk.
Participants are encouraged to raise as much sponsorship as they can for the hospice but there is no minimum requirement.

Children are welcome if accompanied by an adult.
Anyone interested in taking part should call 01691 671671 to be sent a registration pack.

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