25 July 2016

Walk in memory at Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge

Rennie Grove Hospice Care has added a new element to its popular Chilterns 3 PeaksTake to the hills Challenge, to cater for people who take part in memory of a friend or family member.

The annual sponsored walk over five, nine or 18 miles takes place on Sunday 4 September, starting from Princes Risborough School, and offers participants the choice to tackle two or three peaks along part of the stunning Ridgeway Trail.

Rennie Grove Director of Fundraising & Marketing, Gillian Barnett, said: “Every year, many of our walkers tell us they’ve chosen to take part and raise funds to celebrate the life of a loved one.  So we thought it would be a nice touch to give walkers the opportunity to leave a memory tag in the trees at our Rennie Grove Memorial Woodland in Wendover.  After scaling the first two peaks and completing the five mile route, walkers can collect their tags when they reach the woodland and write a personalised message in memory of a loved one before hanging it on a tree.”

Members of the charity’s Family Support team will also be on hand to offer a listening ear and any emotional support that walkers might need.

If you’d like to raise funds in memory of someone special and help give more families access to 24/7 specialist care in their own homes, the Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge could be the perfect launch pad for your fundraising efforts.  Catering for different fitness levels and appealing across the generations, the family-friendly event allows you to experience the breath-taking beauty of the Chiltern Hills at close quarters.  Its tranquil trails and peaceful paths are the ideal place to reflect and celebrate a loved one’s life.  Set up a personalised tribute page at www.renniegrove.org/foreverloved to gather together your own community of supporters before and after the walk - and share ideas for other ways to remember and raise funds in the future.

All walkers taking part in the Chilterns 3 Peaks Challenge complete the five miles from Princes Risborough to Wendover, taking on the two peaks of Whiteleaf Cross and Coombe Hill.  In Wendover, as well as the opportunity to make a special dedication in memory with a personalised tree tag, there’s also the chance to stop for a well-earned BBQ lunch, before catching one of the dedicated Arriva Buses back to your car or on to the final four miles from Tring station to the top of Ivinghoe Beacon.  For those feeling up to the challenge, the full 18 mile route is available, involving a 13 mile hike from Wendover.  

Register now at www.renniegrove.org/chilterns3peaks or call 01442 820740.