Last weekend’s Great Wiltshire Walk for Julia’s House is expected to raise in excess of £10,000 for the Devizes-based children’s hospice charity after generous participation in the hike.
Starting and finishing in the picturesque Wiltshire village of All Cannings, the 52 walkers taking part in the challenging 26-mile trek set off along the Kennett and Avon Canal, heading north through the county’s beautiful prehistoric landscape towards Round Way Down and the Cherhill White Horse. The route then passed through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avebury and finished with spectacular panoramic views over the Vale of Pewsey, where those taking part were able to celebrate their achievements with a hog roast and glass of prosecco.
Hannah Miller, Challenge Events Manager for Julia’s House said: “We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in the Great Wiltshire Walk. Despite this being a really tough challenge there was a fantastic atmosphere on the day and it was inspiring to see the effort that everybody put in to support our families, who face their own challenges every day.”
“We would love to run the event again next year with a few tweaks to the route to make it even better and hopefully introduce a 13 mile route too.”
All of the money raised from the Great Wiltshire Walk will go towards Julia's House, a local children's hospice.
Julia’s House is a charity dedicated to supporting the families of children with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions in Dorset and Wiltshire. It does not receive any government funding for its services in Wiltshire and is entirely reliant on public fundraising, donations and legacies. It currently supports 64 families living in Wiltshire.
For more information visit www.juliashouse.org