Published Monday 13th March 2017

It was one trek of a day for 128 St Michael’s Hospice supporters who took part in a challenging Black Mountains Trek.

The 30k hike which took participants up, down and across the breathtaking Black Mountains looks set to raise over £12,000 for St Michael’s Hospice.

Many walked in memory of loved ones, including 19 players and friends involved with the Ewyas Harold football team who walked in memory of Debbie Davies who died in 2016.

Team member, Sharon Fenn, said: ‘Debbie played a big part in the local community with her involvement with Longtown Show and local scouts group.

‘She was cared for by St Michael’s Hospice, so it is a fitting tribute to have her son, Ryan and many of his friends come back to Longtown for a reunion walk in her memory.’

Mike Fawcett, Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre manager and Longtown Mountain Rescue team member said: ‘We are thrilled to be involved with this event.

‘St Michael’s is close to the hearts of our staff, and we are pleased the centre is being used as a base to get people out into the fantastic national park on our doorstep.

‘All those involved took on a big challenge, the climbs were significant and required a lot of guts and determination to see it through to the end.’

Hospice Events manager, Matt Ashcroft, said: ‘Everyone at St Michael’s would like to thank all those who took part and especially the Longtown Outdoor Learning Centre for helping to organise the event and Longtown Mountain Rescue for helping Marshall the 30k route.’

If you like the sound of walking for your Hospice, sign up to our Big Autumn Walk on 1st October.
Choose from 2K, 5K, 11K and 16K routes, all starting from Fownhope Recreation Ground.

To sign up, click here