Making every step count

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Its OK to take things a little easier during the Summer break although we have been impressed with our Distance challenge group who are all preparing for the 16 and 27 milers at the PURBECK FESTIVAL in September- you can watch their progress here (and it’s not too late to book YOUR challenge place)
It’s also not too late to sign up to a worthy 40 mile challenge during August in order to keep your steps up …………
WALX Salisbury will be supporting the Salisbury Hospice Charity in their amazing 40 Memory Miles in August challenge, marking their 40th Anniversary and 1 mile for every 1000 patients supported each year – get moving (walk, jog or run) and clock up 40 miles in August and show your support for this invaluable end-of-life service.
Throughout August they will be scheduling ’40 Memory Miles WALX’ to enable walkers to reach their total in the company of others, with the support & motivation of our group and the opportunity to walk somewhere new but anyone can join in the challenge for more information click HERE for more info
If that’s a tad too much too soon for you, it’s still a good idea to make sure that your Summer exercise habits don’t roll into the Autumn and Winter and there’s no better way to plan for ‘La Rentree’ (return to normality as they call it in France) than planning for an Autumn challenge.
If you live in the South, why not try something different like a Night Hike?
We have been offered a 50% discount for any walkers who want to join the Maggies Night Hike so you can save on your entry fee and help this amazing charity whilst having a blast! Apparently it is a bit of a ‘culture crawl’ that takes in some of the most iconic landmarks in the City as you get to see it without the crowds and traffic – a truly amazing and uplifting experience so get your trainers on and we will see you there!
More info see below
  • 2 route options: 10 miles and 20 miles.
  • Dates: 8th October 10pm – 9th October 9am
  • Registration fee: Early bird: £20 (book before 31 July), Full price: £29 (with your 50% discount)
  • Sponsorship target: 10 mile route: £150, 20 mile route: £225
  • Start and finish: Maggie’s West London, Charing Cross Hospital, Fulham Palace Road, London W6 8RF

You can read more about the event through the website  MAGGIES NIGHT HIKE 

Join up with others NWUK and WALX groups who already taking by using the code 50DELIGHT to get your discounted place

Download the flyer HERE  to share with friends and your group London-night-hike_Leaflet-v4

A little about who  MAGGIES are:

Maggie’s Centres offer practical and emotional support to people with any type of cancer, at any stage, for free.  They receive no government funds and rely on the generosity of their many supporters.  They focus on the things that really make a difference, like money worries, help with stress and depression, managing side-effects, relationships and family support:  all the things that are so important for patients and their families.

Why are they needed?

  •  Nearly 50% of people with cancer suffer from depression and 67% of people with cancer suffer from anxiety.
  • But only about 25% of people who need such support receive this so they are a valuable community resource.
  • The impact of unresolved distress means people with cancer are 3 times less likely to engage with treatment.
  • Nearly half of the people who had potential cancer symptoms in the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic did not contact their GP and 40,000 fewer people started cancer treatment across the UK in 2020 because of this Maggie’s Centres expect to see an increase in people needing their help as cancer diagnoses and treatments start to catch up after the pandemic.

 

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