Phyllis Tuckwell Walk Offers New Route at Hampton Estate
Local charity Phyllis Tuckwell will be holding its sponsored Walk for the Wards on Sunday 18th June, and is delighted to announce a brand new location for this popular event!
The Walk will take place on the Hampton Estate, which sits between Puttenham and Seale, just south of the A31. This beautiful 200-acre area of rich and diverse habitat includes parkland, meadows, grassland, heathland, chalk downland and woodlands. Choose between a five or ten mile route and look out for the deer, songbirds, butterflies, red kites, buzzards and the Hampton herd of pedigree Sussex cows!
The Walk will take place on Father’s Day, offering a lovely way for families to celebrate this special day together, or for those whose dads are no longer with us, to walk with friends and family in their memory. All of the money raised through registration fees and sponsorship will go directly towards helping fund the supportive and end of life care that Phyllis Tuckwell provides for local patients and families living with an advanced or terminal illness, such as cancer. As the NHS/Government usually only covers about 20% of its costs, it has to raise over £25,000 a day to provide its care, which is why events such as this are so important.
The Hampton Estate has very kindly opened some of its private land for this Walk, and both routes offer walkers a unique opportunity to explore not only public but also private areas of the estate, which they would not otherwise be able to access.
“We would like to thank the Hampton Estate for kindly hosting Walk for the Wards this year,” said Fiona Chapman, Events Fundraiser at Phyllis Tuckwell. “The routes go through such beautiful countryside, we really would encourage people to sign up to make the most of this wonderful opportunity to enjoy such amazing local scenery.”
Entry is £10 for adults and £4 for children, and dogs are welcome (on a lead). Walkers can start their walk between 9.30 and 10am, and there will be a free ice cream at the end for all who take part. Register now at www.pth.org.uk/walk-for-the-wards and start raising sponsorship money for this important local charity.