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Tackle the ten, get the Gold!

Once again we are signing up to this year’s Weston Hospicecare Men’s March.

The fund-raising event, which will take place on 18 April in Weston-super-Mare, aims to raise vital funds for Weston Hospicecare.

Thatchers has been a supporter of the event since the first Men’s March two years ago. The ten-mile fundraiser will this year take in a new route, with new measures put in place by the organisers to comply with the latest Covid-19 safety regulations.

The Men’s March will start and finish at Weston Cricket Club, and participants will be allocated a start time to manage the flow of people taking part. Walkers will be guided through the hospice’s home village of Uphill, along Weston beach and around Weston Woods before following the reverse route back to the cricket club.

After the walk, all adult participants will receive a bottle of Thatchers Gold and a pint glass in their goody bags, as well as a Pieminister Pie, so that they can enjoy them in the comfort of their own homes.

Martin Thatcher says,

“Weston Hospicecare is a charity close to our hearts, and we’re very pleased to be supporting them once again this year through sponsorship of the Men’s March as well as other events throughout the year.

“The hospice carries out amazing work for patients and their families, and at this particularly difficult time needs our support more than ever.

“In 2020 our much-loved colleague, cidermaker Paul Dockerty, spent his last days cared for by Weston Hospicecare and this personal experience strengthens our determination to support, and encourage others to support, the invaluable palliative care that hospice staff offer.”

Thatchers will be supporting further Weston Hospicecare events this year, including the 30-mile Mendip Challenge in June, and the Moonlight Beach Walk in September.

Registration for the Weston Hospicecare Men’s March is £18.50 for adults and £12.50 for children, with an early bird offer if you sign up before 31 January:

Events manager at Weston Hospicecare, Grace Dibden adds, “We’re so excited to be planning ahead for another live event. Over the past two years the Men’s March has seen hundreds come together to support Weston Hospicecare. Whether you are walking in memory of someone, to support your hospice, or just for fun, the Men’s March is a really enjoyable event.

“This year we are putting measures in place to keep everyone safe, including contactless check in and staggered start times. Further details are available on our website.”

Weston Hospicecare provides free expert and compassionate palliative care to people living with a life-limiting illness both at home and in the hospice at Jackson-Barstow House. They also support their families both before, during and after death.

The hospice has been providing vital care to the community for over 30 years and is funded by public donations and gifts in wills. Their team is made up of specialised medical professionals and support staff who ensure that everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Their goal is to help people live as well as they can, for as long as they can so they can feel like family and friends again, not just patients and carers.

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