Sussex charity walk will mark the NHS 75th Birthday

25 April 2023

NHS Charities in Sussex are inviting people to register for Walk for Wards 2023. The event challenges participants to take on a 7.5km or 15km route to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the NHS and raise vital funds. It takes place on Saturday 10 June 2023 at Glynde Place near Lewes.

The event is being coordinated by Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust’s charity, Heads On, working in partnership with three other participating charities - East Sussex Healthcare NHS Charity, Sussex Community NHS Charity and SASH Charity (Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust’s charity).

Walkers can choose to fundraise for all participating charities or one specifically.

Registration is £12.50 for an adult, £7.50 for a child and £32.50 for a family of 2 adults and 2 children. This fee includes entry to the event at Glynde Place and a t-shirt and medal when you cross the finish line, commemorating this special event.

To register online and select the NHS Charity you would like to fundraise for please visit Registration closes on Friday 5 June 2023.

Rachael Duke, Head of Charity at Heads On, said: “Walk for Wards is a great opportunity to show your appreciation for our NHS in Sussex in the build up to the NHS 75th birthday.

“NHS Charities enable the NHS to do more than what would otherwise be possible. From renovating ward gardens and making hospital a more welcoming environment to funding pioneering research and equipment, every penny raised can make a difference.

"Tucked away in the heart of the South Downs, Glynde Place offers a beautiful backdrop for all the walkers and runners for this remarkable day. We look forward to welcoming participants to celebrate and support their local NHS."

Unable to make the event but still want to take part? Contact the Heads On team to host your own Walk for Wards and take part virtually on a date and route that suits you.