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Walk for Wards

May 22, 2022

Walk for Wards has been cancelled due to the sad death of the Queen.

Following the sad news of the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, we are now in an official period of mourning. As an NHS trust, we are following protocol and postponing non-medical events during this time, this includes fundraising events.

Whilst we have endeavoured to look at alternative dates, this has not been possible.

As our flagship annual fundraising event, this may be disappointing news for some of you, however, we trust that you understand in these difficult circumstances. We are now calling on you to take part in Walk for Wards 2022 ‘virtually’. You can complete your chosen walk at a time and place to suit you. You may even wish to follow our planned routes around Upton Country Park, taking in the stunning scenery through woodlands and along Poole bay.

All registrants will be sent a copy of the routes, event bib and finishers medal, by post. We’d love to see your photos of your virtual Walk for Wards, so please do send them to charity.events@uhd.nhs.uk or tag us on social media @UHDCharity.

Walk for Wards remains your opportunity to do something amazing for a ward or department close to your heart. Whether you have a loved one undergoing treatment, a personal experience of receiving care at our hospitals, or want to show support for our NHS heroes who’ve gone over and above to deliver exceptional care – what better way to say thank you and show your love for our hospitals.

We thank you for your understanding and we look forward to seeing you at a UHD Charity event soon.

Last year, Walk for Wards marked our first ‘in person’ event as University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity. This year, we’ll be recreating the event’s festival feel with live music, family-friendly entertainment and stalls! Walk for Wards 2022 is not to be missed!

In 2021 250 members of our communities came together to celebrate our local NHS at Walk for Wards, raising over £12,700! Help us make this year even more of a success by gathering together family, friends, or colleagues to walk 3km, 5km or 10km through the beautiful Upton House Country Park whilst raising funds for your hospitals. You can even bring your dogs along for this truly family friendly day out!

Whether you’d like to experience the great outdoors with a short stroll or embark on a long walk, Walk for Wards guarantees a fun filled day making wonderful memories, all in aid of supporting the Royal Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch hospitals.

Walk for Wards is your opportunity to do something amazing for a ward or department close to your heart. Whether you have a loved one undergoing treatment, a personal experience of receiving care at our hospitals, or want to show support for our NHS heroes who’ve gone over and above to deliver exceptional care – what better way to say thank you and show your love for our hospitals.

The picturesque country park serves as a stunning backdrop to the day as attendees take on their charity walk and enjoy the family friendly entertainment, stalls and activities including live music from The Late Shift and a free lunch provided by Rapid Relief.

Sign up today to take advantage of our early bird offer and claim your adult ticket for just £12, child ticket for £5 or family ticket for £30!

Regular adult tickets cost £15 and child tickets cost £8. A family ticket which includes 2 adults and up to 4 children costs £40.

Download a free printable Walk for Wards 2022 promo poster.

You can also get your hands on your very own University Hospitals Dorset NHS Charity t-shirt to wear on the day for just £10 for collection from one of our charity offices at either the Royal Bournemouth or Poole Hospitals or £14 delivered to you.

Walk for Wards 2022 is kindly sponsored by Coles Miller Solicitors.