Will you go Round the Wrekin for hospice care?

John Taylor Hospice is encouraging fundraisers to clock up 60k their way during January by taking part in the Round the Wrekin sponsored challenge.

New for 2021, the event asks people to walk, run, cycle or skim 60k before 31 January to raise vital funds which will support local families in need of hospice care.

“How you decide to tot up your 60k is completely up to you,” said Charlie Pette, Community and Events Fundraising Manager at John Taylor Hospice. “Whether you decide to go the distance with a sponsored solo challenge, or team up with family and friends to reach the target – every kilometre you step, stride, swim or ride will fund expert end of life care in your local community.”

The phrase ‘Round the Wrekin’, meaning ‘to go the long way around’, can be commonly heard in Birmingham and surrounding areas. Charlie explains: “It’s 60k from the doors of John Taylor Hospice to the well-known Wrekin hill in Shropshire which provided inspiration for the event name and the distance. 

“As we welcome in a New Year, people may be looking for a fresh challenge, or have made a resolution to get fitter and be more active. This event provides the perfect incentive and our team will be there to support you along the way with encouragement, inspiration and updates about how your incredible fundraising is making a difference for people living with a terminal illness and their loved ones.”

To sign up to Round the Wrekin visit www.johntaylorhospice.org.uk/wrekin2021 where you’ll be invited to set up your personal fundraising page. You can then track your progress using a fitness app or device and let your supporters know how you’re getting along!

For queries, support or advice the John Taylor Hospice Fundraising Team is on hand to help on 0121 728 6739 or at [email protected]

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What our patients think

“The care was second to none”

“At such a heartbreaking and difficult time, the nurses and care assistants knew exactly what to do and to say – we’d have been lost without them. The care they provided for my beautiful wife was second to none and I’ll be forever grateful.”

Roger Perks

“Nothing is too much trouble”

“I can’t thank hospice teams enough. From fitting grab rails in my house and ordering a reclining bed, reviewing of all my medication, providing me with new medical equipment and even helping to organise domestic help for us at home – they’ve covered everything but are always willing to do even more.”

Jackie Bannister

“I don’t know where I’d be without them”

“The support I get is truly is invaluable and I honestly don’t know where I’d be without them. I’m able to talk openly about my illness and ask for advice and support if I need it. I’ve made some incredible friends and the hospice is a very special place full of laughter and kindness. “

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Do 60k your way this January.