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Time to don your cape!

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DOROTHYHouse Hospice Care are calling on the superhero inside each one of us. Over the last three months, our nation has spent a lot of time thinking about heroes. What makes a hero?  How do you know one when you see one?

The charity reports,“This year, we are proud to launch the virtual ‘Hero Walk’. It’s your chance to celebrate a hero in your life, and those scattered all across our community. By taking part in the event, you’re making a bold statement by doing something epic for your hero, while raising vital funds for Dorothy House.

“So, who’s your hero? Maybe it’s a neighbour on your street that always goes the extra mile. Or a family member who’s always there for you. Or a friend that helped you through a tough time. Or a Dorothy House team member who touched your life. No matter who your hero is, this event calls out the superhero inside each one of us. 

“Each participant will receive a stunning hero medal with a dedication card after the event ends on 12th September. This is the moment we’re all waiting for. This is where the magic happens! Heroes who are living will be donned with their new medal, hard earned with sweat and blisters, by a cape-wearing admirer. This is your chance to let your hero know you care about them and share with them the meaning of your miles.

“For our heroes who have died, the celebration is just as momentous. Walkers can keep the medal in their hero’s memory, gift it to a family member or leave it somewhere special. It’s an exceptional way to honour the life of someone great.

 “Pick the distance challenge that suits you; The 5-mile hero walk, the 13-mile half marathon hero challenge, the 26-mile mega marathon hero monstrosity or set your own hero target, with something personal to you and your hero. Walkers can fly solo, recruit a buddy, enlist the whole family or draft a team!.

“It’s just £5 per person to enter http://herowalk. eventbrite.co.uk. This covers the cost of the welcome pack (including a printed ‘HERO’cape), the event admin and a beautiful medal to give to your hero. 

“Register today and tell us who your hero is that you’re walking for. The event is live until 12th September, so complete your challenge all in one go or spread it out over several weeks.”