October 15 2014 0Comment
Acorn Walk Sage Roofing

Walking the Way for Acorns Hospice

Acorn Walk Main Pic

The team at Sage Roofing have undergone a 25 mile challenge in the shape of the Cotswolds Way, in aid for Acorns Hospice. This mighty challenge was stretched over two days on the 11th and 12th of  October.

Here at Sage we are very committed to raising money for good causes and the charity we chose , Acorns Hospice is reliant on local support to maintain the vital work they do for terminally ill children and those who support them. As well as the equipment, medication and facilities required to give these children the opportunity to enjoy the things other families may take for granted; Acorns also offer support to the friends and families of those closest to the children.

It costs on average £750 per day for each child’s care; and with every £1 donation made, Acorns receives £5.19 so every penny really does count. For further information, you can visit the Acorns Website – www.acorns.org.uk

Our Challenge

Starting at the Old Prison in Northleach, the aim for the first day was to walk 17 miles back to Charlton Kings on the outskirts of Cheltenham along the Gloucester Way. We managed to successfully find a route through lots of pretty Cotswolds villages  – strangely all completely devoid of pubs!!

An abundance of wildlife along the walk (not including the people taking part!) – we saw hares, rabbits, pheasants and partridges, not to mention two adorable boars who let us cross their field in exchange for a little back-scratching!

Acorn Walk

Although thunder had been forecast, we had managed to remain dry throughout the entire walk – until 30 minutes before the end  – when the thunder arrived and the heavens opened. We got a thorough soaking – although all in a good cause!

The second day and final 8 miles of the challenge saw us walking from the Cleeve Hills just outside Winchcombe.  Taking in spectacular views, we hiked our way back to Charlton Kings to complete the walk.

In conclusion we all had an excellent time raising the money for this sterling organization and if you feel you would like to donate the link is bellow and it would be highly appreciated by us and by the children that they help.