Hospice charity ellenor’s traditional Winter Walk took place on Sunday 11 December at Shorne Woods Country Park and brought together all generations – and lots of four-legged friends – for some family time in the fresh air ahead of Christmas. The charity’s festive ramble in the woods was an opportunity to unwind from Christmas shopping stress and, most importantly, support families facing terminal illness.
The 300 participants were all given an ellenor goody bag and a festive Santa hat before setting off and it was such a warm day that some people ditched their scarves and gloves for shorts and sunglasses! Having completed the walk, there were mince pies and drinks – including mulled wine for the grown-ups.
“Our Winter Walk is not only a way of raising vital funds for families facing terminal illness, but it’s a reminder of the care we provide at ellenor to families in Kent and Bexley over the entire Christmas period – 90% of which we provide in the community; ensuring that families can spend this special time of year together,” says Hayley Brown, Events Manager at ellenor.
To see what events and challenges ellenor has planned for 2017, visit: www.ellenor.org/events