In mid-September, over 300 people strapped on their walking boots and trekked along the Clarendon Way Walk, a historic and beautiful walk between Winchester and Salisbury to raise money for life limited children and young adults who use the hospices at Naomi House & Jacksplace.
People from all walks of life turned up to show their support, including the High Sheriff’s for Wiltshire and Hampshire who both took part in the event. Even Winchester’s mayor arrived early in the morning to cheer walkers on.
The walkers’ dedication, support and passion focused on raising funds for Naomi House & Jacksplace, hospices for life limited children and young adults based in Sutton Scotney.
This year we embarked on creating two new distances for our flagship event, Clarendon Way Walk. The whole event was an exciting challenge for our team at Naomi House & Jacksplace. Feedback from participants has been wonderful, with many already signed up to next year’s event. 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!
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.
As well as having family friendly distances along the route, there were two options for those wanted a greater challenge - a night-time walk (26 miles) and an ultra-distance walking from Salisbury Cathedral, to Winchester Cathedral and back again, a whopping 52 miles!
It's just a fantastic event with great people, for a great cause and everyone is so supportive of each other, it feels like a big family!