Rowcroft Hospice, most known for its compassion, medical expertise and helping patients and families make the most of everyday is launching a new event.
The hospice is also known for its Sleep Walk event among others.
However, Rowcroft Hospice has now launched a brand new, men only event, just in time for Spring of 2019.
The Male Trail
On Saturday 16th March, men from across South Devon will be stepping out in support of their local hospice, walking 8 miles across the Southwest Coast path and surrounding areas of Torquay.
The charity walk, not only coincides with the start of Spring but also with the RBS 6 Nations Rugby championship, and will finish in time for the final kick off, England vs Scotland.
The Male Trail is conveniently located around a host of “watering holes”, perfect for you to enjoy catching the final match at, which will be shown across big screens at the Torquay Rugby Club.
All men that finish the 8 mile walk can enjoy a free pint and a well deserved hot pasty, sounds good to us.
The Male Trail, is based on a similar style of event that was really successful for other hospices in the South West, including the St Luke’s in Plymouth and Hospicecare in Exeter.
Speaking at the launch of the event, Steward Molyneux said:
“Every year we are so overwhelmed with the amazing fundraising support we see from the women of South Devon who come together to support the hospice through The Sleep Walk every summer. Over the course of last year we were hearing growing support for a male equivalent. As this is something that we have seen other hospices do with great success, we knew it was important to include a men only event as part of our new 2019 events calendar, and so The Male Trail was born”
Sponsor your man
As with the many other events that Rowcroft Hospice host throughout the year.
Participants are encourage to raise as more sponsorship money to help support the ongoing care provided by Rowcroft Hospice.
The Male Trail, has adopted a new option for donating to the event in lieu of the raising Sponsorship in a bid to boost income.
“We want as many guys in South Devon and beyond as possible to join us for what we’re sure will be a brilliant day, so we are really trying to keep the ticket cost down to make sure it’s affordable to everyone. We have been very transparent about the fact that the entry fee only covers the cost of running the event. What really makes a difference to the work we are able to do as a hospice is the money raised through fundraising. This is what enables us to care for the people who really need us, who are going through some of the darkest days imaginable. We know asking friends, family and colleagues for donations can be really hard and in light of this, we have created a new option which means that if participants don’t want to fundraise, they can still take part by making a one-off donation in lieu of raising sponsorship money. We hope that this new option will make it more accessible for people to support their community hospice in a way that feels comfortable to them. It takes a community to make a hospice and we are lucky enough to live in one of the best communities around, so we hope to see lots of guys at the inaugural Male Trail”
Sounding good so far?
For further details and to sign up, you will need to visit www.themaletrail.com, you do need to be 16 years of age to sign up.
The cost is £28.00 for adults and £20.00 for under 18s.