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The 2017 Hospice Walk in the Ballymena area takes place on Saturday 10th June, starting at 10:00am. The start and finish will be Raceview Mill, Broughshane. The walk is 4 miles long and you also have an option of an additional riverside walk.
The Ballymena/Broughshane sponsored walk is one of 10 walks being organised by the NI Hospice for 2017. If this date or venue doesn’t suit you, click here to see all the other options. The NI Hospice say, “Pick the Hospice Walk that works best for you, then get your family and friends on-board, gather sponsorship money and get walking.”
So why take part in the 2017 Hospice Walks? Northern Ireland Hospice nurse, Deborah McAllister explains more.
“On average, a Hospice nurse walks 3-4 miles per shift. This is equivalent to 8,000 steps per day, and the length of one Hospice Walk route. With each step we take, we are providing specialist, 24-hour palliative care to children and adults with life-limiting illnesses. Whilst all care is free of charge to the patient, unfortunately it is not free to provide. By choosing to support the Hospice Walk, this will allow us to continue to provide specialist palliative care to children and adults with terminal illnesses.”
Events Manager at Northern Ireland Hospice, Joanna Pawson, added, “Everyone is invited to join in the 2017 Hospice Walk. With walks all across Northern Ireland, from Carrickfergus to the Mourne Mountains and from Portrush to Bangor there is such a great choice. Also, we are even offering walkers a DIY walk, where walkers can pick their own walk route, so it couldn’t be easier to get involved.”
The 2017 Hospice Walk in the Ballymena area is only 4 miles long, and you’ve got plenty of time for a few practice walks! You can register on the NI Hospice website here or call 028 9077 7123. Find them on Facebook here or follow on Twitter here.
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