New year, new challenge for Willow Wood

POSITIVE and optimistic is the theme for 2022, so why not make the most of it and sign up for one of Willow Wood’s fundraising challenges?

One to tick off the bucket list for many people is an abseil – so do you fancy it to raise funds for the Ashton-based Hospice?

On Saturday, April 23, participants will be rappelling down the four-storey high Village Hotel in Ashton, and making sure to take in the view from the top of the towering building.

It really will be a challenge to take that first step over the edge, and you can sign up online at

Willow Wood abseil

Or how about climbing Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales at 1,085m?

Designated as a national nature reserve due to the rare flora and fauna there, the Hospice will be taking the Llanberis Path, which is generally considered the easiest to follow.

It is 14.5km there and back and will take around six hours to complete. If it’s something you think you can do, sign up to walk with Willow Wood.

You can be helping others at the same time by raising sponsorship to support patients and their families.

Or if you’re trying to get fitter this year, why not be part of the 100k in 100 days challenge?

This can be achieved any way you want – you can jog, cycle, use a rowing machine or just walk the dog!

It’s such an easy challenge to fit into your lifestyle, whether you prefer to do a 10k hike every weekend or walk just 1k every day.

There’s no charge to join, but Willow Wood is asking that you raise as much sponsorship as you can.

The Hospice cares for thousands of local people every year and is only funded for about 20 per cent of annual costs, so eight out of ten patients are cared for by donations from the community.

By joining in with fundraising events such as these, you are playing an incredibly important part in helping local people.

For more information or to join any of these fundraisers visit and there will be more information on a skydive coming soon.

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