Princess Alice Hospice’s Talk the Walk event is back for another year of walking, watching rugby and talking openly about grief.  

Princess Alice Hospice’s Talk the Walk event is back on Saturday 23 March. The sponsored 10 or 4-mile walk starts and finishes at Esher Rugby Club. Afterwards, walkers get to watch Esher Vs Wimbledon RFC while enjoying a burger and a drink. It promises to be a great day out for all. 

Talk the Walk is a fun, community event for everyone to come together with family and friends and walk in memory of a loved one or to raise money for their local hospice. Sign up as a team or individually, with a solo walkers’ team available for anyone wanting to walk with others. 

Walking in fresh, open air can make talking about complex feelings such as grief and the death of a loved one easier. Sadly, men often find it more difficult to discuss how bereavement may be affecting them and Talk the Walk aims to provide a safe and inclusive space for everybody to be able to open up. 

Tim Oliver, Leader of Surrey County Council who participates each year said, “Our younger daughter, Emily, was in the Hospice for ten weeks and sadly died. It’s a really good event, lots of family and friends come down to walk with us and it’s about getting people to open up and share their experience and raise money for Princess Alice Hospice. The care that she received, everybody receives at the Hospice, is fantastic.” 

Those walking in memory will receive a medal with their loved one’s name on, engraved by our Man Shed volunteers and can also dedicate a sign to their loved one along the route. Everyone receives an exclusive Talk the Walk T-shirt and a medal at the finishing line (including our four-legged walkers!). 

Princess Alice Hospice is here to support members of the community before, during and after death with ongoing bereavement services available to people whose loved ones have died. This is a significant fundraising event for us. We rely on money raised by our amazing supporters to be able to provide free compassionate care to people in the local community when they need us most. We’d love you to put your best foot (or paws) forward and join us!” – Claire Woodward, Community and Events Fundraising Lead. 

Tickets cost £30 per adult and £25 for children; dogs go free. Participants are encouraged to make a donation or fundraise in addition, as the registration fee only covers the set-up costs of the event. If you would like to sign up, head to pah.org.uk/talkthewalk or contact the Customer Experience Team on 01372 461808 or customerexperience@pah.org.uk.