On 11th & 12th June, 467 people fastened their walking boots and took on the Clarendon Way Walk, a beautiful countryside walk between Winchester and Salisbury to raise money for Naomi House & Jacksplace. Walkers could also choose to complete the walk in the night-time, and extend the challenge by starting in Salisbury
The dedication and support of this year’s participants has resulted in over £110k being raised for the hospices. The fantastic support that’s been shown by the local community helps us to carry on supporting the children and young adults who use the hospices, as well as their families.
Beverley Campbell’s daughter, Bonnie, uses Naomi House & Jacksplace and this year Bev took on the 26 mile walking challenge.
Everyday life is a challenge for all the youngsters who go to the hospices but equally it is for us as parents, providing full on 24 hour care, so when I drop Bonnie off at Jacksplace, I can truly relax knowing that Bonnie is in safe hands.
Walking the Clarendon Way, I'm just doing the 26 miles, will be my way of giving back a little something as a thank you for the wonderful care Bonnie receives and to highlight the charity and what they do.
Without the help of Jacksplace, I could not have done the walk this year. Bonnie stayed for respite for 4 nights enabling me to have a full day's rest and 2 nights uninterrupted sleep before the event and the same again after.
Bonnie had a fabulous stay at Jacksplace, as always, full of sensory experiences, swimming, arts and craft and a long luxurious soak in the sensory bath, we both arrived back home relaxed and refreshed.
The annual fundraising event, organised and delivered by the hospices, has always captured the imagination of residents from Hampshire, Wiltshire and beyond. This years’ event was made possible by the generous support from local businesses, volunteers and Winchester’s Army Training Regiment.
Feedback from participants has been wonderful, I would like to say a tremendous thank you to all of those that supported the event by either walking or volunteering for this event, we couldn't have done it without you! CLARENDON WAY WALK allows us to continue support to families across central south England whose children have incredibly complex medical needs
The Clarendon Way walk route will be flipped in 2023 with the Ultimate Clarendon starting in Winchester for the first time ever! Sign up today for an early bird discount at naomihouse.org.uk/walk