Would you like to take part in a beautiful walk providing you with the opportunity to remember and celebrate the life of your loved ones who are no longer with us whilst supporting your local hospital charity?

To mark the end of 'Dying Matters Week', we have organised a beautiful 7km walk along the River Lea, starting from Lemsford Mill, continuing across the golf course, which has a gorgeous view of Brocket Hall, the walk will then continue into the Hall's estate and into the woods, where the bluebells should be in full bloom. The walks ends back at the Mill where there will be refreshments and finish photographs for the participants.

There will be a children's quiz on the history of Brocket Hall and a small prize for every completed quiz!

This scenic walk is a chance to get together with family and friends to reflect on and celebrate the life of a loved one, whilst raising money for the Lister Butterfly Service


The Details

Date: Sunday 17/05/2020

Time: 9am Registration, with the walk beginning at 10am

Location: Starting from and finishing at Lemsford Mill in Lemsford (Welwyn Garden City)

Distance: 7km (4.3 miles)

Parking: There is very limited parking at Lemsford Mill, so we encourage car sharing where possible. Alternatively, parking can be found at the Sun Inn pub if you intend to visit the pub after the walk.

Entry Fee: Adult - £10, Child 5yrs and over - £5, Children under 5 are free.

Other Info: We can provide you with a charity branded T-shirt and we encourage you to wear something purple as part of 'Dying Matters Week'

Dogs are very welcome to join you on this walk, if you choose to do so, here are some things to be aware of:

  • There is no livestock on the walk but there may be wildlife (rabbits, pheasants)
  • Dogs must be kept on a lead on the Brocket Estate
  • You get quite a lot of cyclists on the Ayot Greenway so keep an eye out!
  • There are no poo-bins on the route


Sponsorship: There is no minimum sponsorship requirement, however, we encourage you to try and raise £25.00 per person, or £50.00 per family!

How will my Sponsorship help?

  • £15.00 - would fund one Butterfly visit to a patient
  • £40.00 - is the average cost of the Butterfly service per patient
  • £2,000 - would run this invaluable service for one month
  • £25,000 - would fund the Butterfly service for a whole year!

In January of this year alone, the Butterfly Volunteers have:

  • made 327 visits to patients (almost double the visits they made in January 2019!)
  • Seen 67 patients
  • Spent 108 hours with patients

I want to take part- what's next?

  • Make sure you read the Event's terms and conditions before you sign up!
  • Sign up and pay your booking fee below via our website
  • First you will receive a confirmation of your payment, shortly afterwards a member of the charity team will send you a confirmation email, which will include a sponsorship form and fundraising pack. Or click here to download a sponsorship form
  • Get fundraising, click here to set up a fundraising page with JustGiving
  • Join us on the big day! Don't forget to share your pictures on social media, tagging us (@enhhcharity) #awalktoremember

If you are walking in memory of someone or for a particular reason and would like to share your story, please do email your story to [email protected]

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