Rob Harvey

The Midnight to Midnight Acorns Hospice Walk

Fundraising for Acorns Children's Hospice Trust
raised of £5,000 target
by 223 supporters
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Acorns Children's Hospice Trust

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RCN 700859
We offer a network of care to life limited & life threatened children


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Back in 2021 four of us (Rob, Lewis, Steve & Dave) decided to raise money for Acorns by walking to all of their hospices (Walsall, Worcester, Selly Oak) starting in Walsall and ending back at Walsall in under 30 hours.  This was a continual walk with no breaks for sleep and we managed to complete the challenge in just over 29 hours.

On Saturday 3rd June 2023,, we have decided that we are going to do it again, but the opposite way around this time AND with another walker added (Andy).  The route this time will start at Walsall then head to Selly Oak, then off to Worcester, and then the long drag back to Walsall to finish.  The biggest difference this time is that we have challenged ourselves to do this in 24 hours (or less!), so taking over 5 hours off our last attempt.

We will be starting at midnight and then finish at midnight the following day, hoping to be back before the clock expires.

Distance walked last time - 116.00km (72.07 miles) - it will be pretty similar this time.  It is gruelling, and your donations really make a difference to us when we are battling through the tough times out on the tarmac.

There will be various different events held to contribute towards the fundraising through 2022 into 2023, with the walk being the conclusion of the whole fundraising effort.  Events will be announced in due course.

With the help of lots of you donating last time we went well past our initial target and the amount we raised is the target set on the page now to at least be equalled (hopefully...) if not smashed.  

We are aiming big and £5,000 is the figure we want to work towards.  Can we do it?  Who knows.

If you can spare anything at all for such a great organisation, and to help give us the boost we will inevitably need, please donate.  Anything you can give is appreciated massively.

Thank you for taking the time to read our story.

Rob, Lewis, Dave, Steve & Andy.

PS > Click on the main picture and check our gallery for details of our last completed walk.

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Final Update - 12th August 2023

The walk was completed in 23 hours and 5 minutes, meaning that our goal was achieved.

We have now managed to total up all payments and with Gift Aid included the total amount we have raised is an incredible £7613.97!

We would like to thank you all for your support on this, without you this isn't possible, and both Acorns and the five of us are very grateful for your donations.

About the charity

Acorns Children's Hospice Trust

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RCN 700859
Acorns supports around 750 children and almost 1,000 families every year. The charity needs to raise £11 million each year to provide its lifeline care. Your support means Acorns can continue to be there for local families facing the unimaginable. Together, we are stronger.

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+ £1,026.97 Gift Aid
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