A local charity has launched its annual sponsored walk along part of the Ridgeway National Trail and is expecting hundreds of people – and their dogs – to sign up for the challenge, as they have done for the past seven years.
The much-loved fundraiser is organised by Rennie Grove Hospice Care, which supports local patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families by providing a range of services, including a 24 hour responsive Hospice at Home service.
The charity’s own version of the famous national challenge gives locals of all ages the opportunity to experience the beautiful Chilterns scenery, taking in the peaks of Whiteleaf Cross, Coombe Hill and Ivinghoe Beacon, and raise valuable funds to support its care.
The Buckinghamshire Building Society has had a long association with Rennie Grove Hospice Care, supporting it over several years, and is the headline sponsor of the Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge this year. The team has provided a generous sponsorship package to cover costs of printing of t-shirts, which all participants will receive when they sign in on the day of the event.
Jill Carpenter, Marketing Manager at Buckinghamshire Building Society, says: “The staff and directors were all really keen to support this charity as many of us have known friends and family that have been affected by cancer or long term illness and so supporting the work of Rennie Grove seemed to be appropriate. Several of the staff have done the walk before and so we are all keen to get our walking boots out!”
The Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge offers a choice of either a five, nine or 18 mile route, all of which start and finish at Princes Risborough School. Registration for the Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge costs £20 for adults and £10 for children (anyone aged five to 16 years old), with under 5s going free.
For more information and to sign up, visit www.renniegrove.org/chilterns3peaks or call 01442 820740.