Four legged friends help out on Malverns walk for WellChild
Well done to all the hardy walkers who crossed the Malvern Hills for WellChild on May 22nd – along with their faithful canine friends.
In all 60 walkers accompanied by 15 dogs took part in our Malvern End to End Challenge so far raising £6000 for WellChild’s work for seriously ill children.
The sponsored hike, supported by Warner’s Supermarkets, Creed Foodservice and Barking Snacks who provided dog treat bags, involved walking 11 miles along the length of the iconic Malvern Hills.
WellChild Interim Chief Executive Matt James, who took part in the walk, said: “Thanks to all who took part and to our sponsors Warner’s Supermarkets and Creed Foodservice for their amazing support. Everyone who took part had a brilliant day enjoying the amazing countryside our area has to offer and raised a fantastic sum for our work with complex needs children and their families across the UK.”
From the start near Chase End Hill our hikers headed north along the ridge, over all the hill summits. The route crossed the Malvern Hills, through ancient woodland, open moors and the historical sites at British Camp and Midsummer Hill before heading back to the meeting point at Holy Trinity Church Parish Hall where walkers received a well-earned medal and some tasty refreshments kindly provided by Creed Foodservice.
Guy Warner, the owner of Warner’s said: “Supporting the first WellChild Malvern Walk was a no-brainer for us – the charity do such an amazing job across the UK supporting children and their families, and it just makes sense to be involved in such a great event on our doorstep!”
Everyone who took part had a brilliant day enjoying the amazing countryside our area has to offer and raised a fantastic sum for our work.