Coastal ramble for kids' hospice

PUBLISHED: 14:44 06 June 2007 | UPDATED: 11:06 24 May 2010

RAMBLERS across North Somerset are being urged to put on their walking boots and take a stroll along the coast for charity. Children's Hospice

RAMBLERS across North Somerset are being urged to put on their walking boots and take a stroll along the coast for charity.Children's Hospice South West (CHSW) is calling for local people to take part in the BIG South West Walk on June 16.The charity has divided the South West Coastal Path into 778 segments, with each being graded strenuous to easy so fund-raisers can choose which one they want to walk. It is hoped all the CHSW fund-raisers combined will walk the whole of the coastal path on the same day - some 630 miles.CHSW director of fund-raising, George Cameron, said: "The ongoing running costs for Charlton Farm are about £3million a year, together with the £3million needed for Little Bridge House in Barnstaple, that's £6million a year we need to raise."The BIG South West Walk is a fantastic event to get involved with and an excellent way to keep supporting Children's Hospice South West."The best thing about this fund-raising event is not only do you get to take in some of the most breathtaking countryside and coastal views England has to offer, you also get to decide when to start, what pace you want to walk at and how often you stop for a picnic, bite to eat or ice cream."The South West Coastal Path stretches from Minehead to Poole. Participants can turn the walk into a family day out or make a weekend of it.CHSW offers invaluable help to children with life limiting illnesses, creating a lifeline not just for the children but also their parents and siblings.Anyone who wants to receive a free information pack on the BIG South West Walk 2007 with a route list should contact CHSW on 01271 325270 or e-mail: bigswwalk@chsw.org.uk

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