Friday, 6 August 2010
Three peaks for four legs
On Sunday 19 September The Iain Rennie Hospice at Home is holding its Chiltern Three Peaks Challenge, and dog owners are invited to enter their four-legged friends for free.
IRHH hopes that 2,000 walkers will bring their pooches to walk five, nine or 18 miles along the Chilterns Ridgeway. The charity aims to beat the £80,000 raised last year to help patients across the Chilterns with life-limiting illnesses who wish to be cared for in their own homes.
If every walker raises £150 in sponsorship – which in itself pays for one day’s specialist care – IRHH could fund one of its nursing teams around the clock for a whole year.
All walkers will complete the five-mile route from Princes Risborough to Wendover, taking in two peaks: Whiteleaf Cross and Coombe Hill. IRHH will be running a BBQ in Wendover so walkers and their dogs can recharge their batteries and rest their feet. For the first time this year, walkers can then complete the entire 18-mile route by continuing on to the third peak at Ivinghoe Beacon.
Entry costs £15 for adults and £7.50 for children – and dogs go free! The charge includes a T-shirt, transport on the day, a fundraising pack and a medal. Walkers will also receive a Jordans Frusili bar as the company is one of the event’s sponsors. Further details about the event and how to enter can be found at www.c3peaks.com