A former Weston Hospicecare patient will tackle the first Men’s March with his son on 9 March.

Retired council worker Keith Higgins, aged 58, decided he would take part in his first fundraising event to support the hospice after receiving treatment while he was ill last year.

Keith has lived in Weston for more than 20 years after moving from Southend-on-Sea and says the hospice is vital to the community.

He said: “I have decided to take part in the Men’s March to support Weston Hospicecare because I received support when I was ill.

“My son has signed up to take part and he will be joining me.

“Weston Hospicecare is very important and provides invaluable support to those in Weston, and much of North Somerset, with life-limiting conditions.”  

The Men’s March, which has been sponsored by Thatchers, is a 10-mile walk which will follow a glorious coastal path from the Grand Pier on Weston seafront to Sand Point before returning via a similar route to the pier.

Upon completion, participants will receive a free pint of Thatchers Gold in a souvenir glass, a free pasty and will have the opportunity to watch England’s penultimate Six Nations fixture against Italy on the big screen on the Grand Pier.  

The event comes in response to feedback from the ladies-only Moonlight Beach Walk, formerly Midnight Beach Walk, which takes place in aid of the hospice at the start of each autumn.

Online registrations cost £15 for adults and £10 for children and will close six days prior to the event on Sunday 3 March. For more information about the event, visit westonhospicecare.org.uk/mensmarch. 

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