Ramble on

Hiking boots at the ready for the Men’s Walk to Support.

Male members of staff at Thrings will have the chance to test their fitness while raising vital funds for charity this weekend as the Men’s Walk to Support returns.

The eight-mile hike is an opportunity for up to 500 men and boys over the age of 12 to join together in solidarity, share their life journeys together and support event organisers Dorothy House Hospice Care which provides crucial end-of-life care for the local community.

Starting at midday on Sunday 13 February from Dorothy House Hospice Care’s headquarters in Winsley, walkers will follow a route along the canal – and via a few watering holes – and make their way to the finish line at Bath Pavilion.

On arrival, the intrepid explorers will be greeted with a free pint and food and a chair from which to watch the Six Nations clash between Italy and England which kicks off at 3pm. Dorothy House Hospice Care will be operating a bar for participants to replenish any lost liquids until 6.30pm.

Entry to the event is £25 with all participants receiving a free event t-shirt. All walkers are expected to raise a minimum sponsorship of £50 (or £25 for under 18s) or make a personal donation, in lieu of sponsorship. Those that raise more than £200 will receive a free beanie hat.

Thrings is a long-time supporter of the Men’s Walk to Support and its previous iterations, with a number of staff members having taken part in the annual fundraiser over the past few years.

Simon Holdsworth, managing partner of Thrings, says: “Dorothy House Hospice Care provides exemplary hospice care across 700 square miles of our region. Thrings is proud to continue its long-

term sponsorship of the Men’s Walk to Support and helping to raise funds which enable this vital care to continue.” For more information about the Men’s Walk to Support, please click here.