Hildy’s Hospice Hike

During his testimonial year James Hildreth has been supporting Children’s Hospice South West, with a portion of the money raised at each of his Testimonial events being donated to the charity.

James is now quite literally stepping his fundraising for the Hospice up a notch or two by putting on his hiking boots and trekking the South West Coast Path for four days.

Starting tomorrow (Wednesday) James, along with former Somerset players Adam Dibble and Mark Turner plus friend Ross Ward, are walking the 130 miles from the Children’s Hospice in Fremington near Barnstaple to Padstow. Then it’s across Cornwall to finish at the Little Harbour Children’s Hospice near St Austell.

The foursome are doing the 130 mile hike completely unsupported, carrying all their own tents, supplies and baggage.

The team are setting off from Little Bridge House Hospice in Fremington at 9.15am tomorrow and supporters are welcome to see them off. Prior to departure there will be a breakfast served in the Hospice garden from 8.30am courtesy of Westaway’s sausages.

Somerset mascot Stumpy, who was such a hit with the sick children the last time he visited, will also be present to meet everyone and wave Hildy and friends off at the start.

The intrepid foursome are hoping to reach the finish line at Little Harbour Hospice, St Austell at around 5pm on Saturday.

Supporters can keep up to date with the Hike by following the team’s page:

To sponsor James and Friends, please visit:

Further information about Children’s Hospice South West can be found at:

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