Business First | Business First sponsors Big NHS Walk

Business First sponsors Big NHS Walk

30 Apr 2019 –– Charity
The Big NHS Walk is sponsored by Business First

ELHT&Me, your local hospital charity, is holding its first Big NHS Walk on Sunday 23 June, sponsored by Business First.

Everyone is welcome to join the charity challenge for a great cause, which will see two teams depart from different East Lancashire hospitals to embark on a scenic 12-mile walk to the same finish line.

Choose to set off from either Burnley or Blackburn hospital, then enjoy a healthy hike through some of the most beautiful parts of East Lancashire.

Both walks are set to finish at Business First's Ribble Court centre, on Shuttleworth Mead in Padiham, where refreshments will be available, as well as buses to transport walkers back to their respective starting point.

It costs £15 to take part if you sign up today while the early bird rate still applies, or £20 from tomorrow onwards. 

All money raised will go to ELHT&Me, a charity set up to make East Lancashire's hospitals better for patients. Recent work undertaken by the charity includes the opening of a children's ward play area at Blackburn, and new baby bays at Burnley.

Denise Gee, fundraising manager for East Lancashire Hospitals Trust, said: "We are inviting you, your colleagues, family and friends to join in this healthy challenge, its for a local great cause we all benefit from.

"These walks are a fantastic opportunity to enjoy the sights of our beautiful county while supporting the charity who does so much for the people who live here. Help us to continue making a difference at your local hospitals. Join in, walk with your colleagues and the local community and have a fun day out."

Sarah Fretwell, director at Business First, said: "We have business centres in both Blackburn and Burnley, so the work done by ELHT&Me is close to our hearts. We have all experienced the fantastic care and support of our local hospitals, so we were delighted to support this great charity challenge. Good luck to everyone taking part!"

Official walk t-shirts, finishers medals, water and refreshment stops, parking and transport, route marking and marshals are all included when you sign up to the walk. To register to take part, simply click here.