Many ways to help without the exertion
Ten hospices in Kent will share cash raised
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.kentonline.co.uk or www.shepherd-neame.co.uk, email lhopkins@shepherdneam e.co.uk 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.
Madeleine Reed has her feet massaged by Joan Tucker. Volunteer masseurs are needed