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Hospital Hero Hike 2024

This picturesque route takes you on a countryside walk through Suffolk and Essex, passing beautiful historic locations and walking side-by-side with our amazing NHS staff.

With a twist for 2024, the 21 mile route will start at Ipswich Hospital and finish at Colchester Hospital.

Challenge yourself this spring and you will be taking care of your friends and family when they need you most.

Our Hospital Hero Hike will be supporting our Staff Wellbeing Appeal. You will be providing staff at your local hospitals and community sites with the extras that go above and beyond what the NHS can provide, but which can make a vital difference to their health and wellbeing. From providing mental health first aid training to ensuring one-to-one help is available for staff in crisis or green spaces for restful and healing breaks, as well as providing physical, emotional and financial wellbeing support.

We would love for you to fundraise for the Staff Wellbeing Appeal which supports staff when they need us most. Alternatively you can choose to fundraise for one of our current appeals: Cancer Wellbeing, Children’s Appeal or for the ward or department within our services closest to your heart. Just let us know your preference when you sign up.
Date: Saturday 4 May 2024

Time: The walk begins at 10am

The Walk: From Ipswich Hospital to Colchester Hospital

Entry Fee: £20 per person or free for ESNEFT staff, students, volunteers and on-site partner organisations

Age: Participants must be 14+. Participants aged 14-17 will need to be accompanied by an adult at all times during the event, this includes the full duration of the route.

Entry Includes:

A free bacon roll at the start line and a free burger meal at the finish lin
Ipswich Hospital Heath Road Ipswich Suffolk IP4 5PD
Sat 4 May
Contact telephone: 03007701369 Call to check latest times or cancellations.