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Could you take on the Cotswold Way Challenge?


Longfield Community Hospice near Stroud is looking for adventurers to take part in the Cotswold Way Challenge.

The 26-mile charity challenge will take place on Friday, September 17th with a walk through rolling pastures, stunning woodland and honey-coloured villages built from Cotswold stone. The best bit? You’ll be raising money to support local people with life-limiting conditions – as well as their loved ones and carers. 

The challenge starts at the beautiful Prinknash Abbey and ends in Wotton-under-Edge with a celebration at the Masonic Lodge. If 26 miles is too far, you can opt for the 13-mile route, starting at Kings Stanley Village Hall, instead. Walkers will receive full support along the way with pit stops provided and a bespoke medal at the end.

All money raised will help the hospice reach more people in Gloucestershire in need of expert care, often during the precious last months, weeks, and days of their lives.

Matt a Hospice at Home carer from Longfield Hospice is taking part in the challenge. He says: “I love our countryside and can’t wait to get exploring. I encourage local people and businesses to get involved in this brilliant challenge for a great cause.

“My team delivers expert care to patients across the Cotswolds and beyond. We enable people to die at home, in a pain-free and dignified way, surrounded by their loved ones. That’s more than a job – it’s a privilege.”

It costs just £25 per person to enter if you are taking on the 26-mile challenge or £20 per person for the 13-mile option. Participants must be 16 or older and pledge to raise £150 or more towards the hospice’s care.

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