The Sunflower Walk is one of the Hospice’s major annual fundraising events, last year raising an incredible £30,000. However, in light of the coronavirus pandemic, this and many other fundraising activities and events have been cancelled or are on hold for the foreseeable future.
As we are unable to get together as a community this year, we are inviting our supporters to take on their own unique Sunflower walk on Saturday 6 June 2020. Remember a loved one by taking on a local walking route of your choosing, covering a distance of either 2.5k, 4k, or 10k, whilst adhering to the UK Government’s social distancing guidelines.
Commenting on the announcement, Alison Evans, Head of Events and Community Fundraising, said:
“We rely on the generosity of our community for the majority of our funding, and with many of our fundraising events either cancelled or on hold, we have never needed our wonderful supporters more than we need them now. Please encourage friends, family, colleagues, and neighbours to take part and help us raise much-needed funds, so we can continue to support local families who desperately need our care.”
Entry to take part in the walk is free, with a minimum sponsorship of £25 per person. Everyone who signs up to the walk will have an opportunity to write a special message for their loved one, which will be placed on the Hospice’s memory tree. If participants raise over £25, they will receive a special Thames Hospice sunflower pin badge.