Many ways to help with­out the ex­er­tion

Ten hos­pices in Kent will share cash raised

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - ELECTION RESULTS -

MORE than 2,300 vol­un­teers have al­ready signed up for this year’s Kent Char­ity Walk on Sun­day, May 20.

But if you are not a walker, there are many more ways to get in­volved in or­der to sup­port the county’s hos­pices, which will ben­e­fit from the pro­ceeds of the spon­sored event.

Those who can­not man­age the 10 miles through the beau­ti­ful coun­try­side around Port Lympne Wild An­i­mal Park near Hythe can still do their bit.

Vol­un­teer mar­shals can be spon­sored to hand out re­fresh­ments, man pass­port-stamp­ing sta­tions on the way and en­sure walk­ers keep to the route.

Masseurs are also needed to ease the strain on weary feet.

Walk­ers will be able to en­joy a free foot mas­sage in Port Lympne Manor House, with do­na­tions go­ing to the hos­pices. The an­nual walk is spon­sored and or­gan­ised by the Kent Mes­sen­ger Group and Shep­herd Neame.

Any­one in­ter­ested in help­ing should con­tact Louise Hop­kins on 01795 542173.

For more de­tails or to en­ter, fill in the form on page 35, visit www.ken­ton­ or www.shep­, email lhop­kins@shep­herd­neam or write to David Cornell, Char­ity Walk 2007, Shep­herd Neame, 17 Court Street, Faver­sham, Kent ME13 7AX. The en­try fee is £8 for adults or £16 for a fam­ily of two adults and two chil­dren, which in­cludes en­trance to the an­i­mal park. You must reg­is­ter be­fore the walk.

The hos­pices which will ben­e­fit are Demelza House chil­dren’s hospice in Sit­ting­bourne, the Heart of Kent hospice in Ayles­ford, the Li­ons Hospice in North­fleet, the Pil­grims Hos­pices in Can­ter­bury, Ash­ford and Mar­gate, the El­lenor Foun­da­tion in Dart­ford, the Hospice in the Weald in Pem­bury, Rochester’s Wis­dom Hospice and St Christo­pher’s Hospice in Brom­ley.

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Madeleine Reed has her feet mas­saged by Joan Tucker. Vol­un­teer masseurs are needed

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