Hike from Home

Entry fee: Free

Duration: Throughout summer

Location: Wherever you like!

Distance: Choose from one of three peaks, including Ben Nevis, Mont Blanc and Everest.

How: In metres, steps or flights.

Trek to the top for St Giles Hospice

Always wanted to climb a mountain? With our brand-new virtual event, Hike from Home, you can do just that!

Whether you hike in the hills, use a cross trainer or tackle some stairs, we’re challenging you to “pick a peak” and trek to the top in aid of Katie’s Appeal – our urgent response to the coronavirus crisis.

Choose from Ben Nevis, Mont Blanc or the most monumental challenge of them all, Everest, and be sure to raise sponsorship as you go. Your support will make a real difference to local people living with a terminal illness. Plus, you’ll earn yourself some St Giles goodies too!

What are you waiting for? Getting started is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1. Select your challenge below and click ‘sign up now’

2. Set up your JustGiving page ready to start raising sponsorship

3. Hike from Home and share your journey on social media

If you have any queries, please email our friendly fundraising team on fundraising@stgileshospice.com or call 01543 432538.

It takes a community to make a hospice and we’ve never needed you more than we need you today.

Ben Nevis: The highest mountain in the UK

Affectionately known as “The Ben”, Ben Nevis is located near the town of Fort William in the Lochaber area of Scotland. Once an active volcano, the famous peak, which translates to “mountain with its head in the clouds”, now attracts 125k walkers a year.

Mont Blanc: The highest mountain in the Alps

Standing on the “roof” of Western Europe, Mont Blanc is the world’s third most-visited natural sight, with astonishing views across the Alps. Glaciers cover around 40 square miles of the mountain, which gives it its French name, meaning “white mountain”.

Everest: The highest mountain in the world

Mount Everest is located between Nepal and Tibet in the Himalaya mountain range. Considered the highest point on Earth, the summit of the mountain is about the size of a dining room table. In the Tibetan language, the name translates to “Mother Goddess of the World”.

Get sponsored and get rewarded

When you reach significant milestones in your fundraising journey, you’ll achieve new rewards! These will be posted to you on completion of your challenge, so be sure to keep us up to date with your progress. Please note: All rewards are achieved on an individual basis.

£56 could pay for 2 hours of one-to-one nursing care for a patient
£178 could pay for a Hospice at Home visit
£676 could fund 24 hours of hospice care for a patient at the end of their life

We’ll be with you every step of the way

After you’ve signed up you’ll receive a bespoke fundraising pack, jam-packed with:

  • Fabulous fundraising ideas
  • A distance tracker and route map
  • Information on your chosen challenge, with fun facts and local recipes
  • Plenty of tips and advice to help you raise as much as possible from home

A dedicated member of the St Giles fundraising team will support you every step of the way. Plus, you’ll receive a certificate on completion of your challenge!

It takes a community to make a hospice

Sue Jones has supported St Giles Hospice since her mum Sheila Wharton received end of life care in 2019.

She said: “St Giles is such a wonderful place that I want to do everything I can to support them. The care and kindness they showed to mum was amazing and I’ll never forget it.”

After walking a mammoth 300 Miles 4 St Giles in March, Sue is encouraging others to Hike from Home for the hospice.

She added: “I would urge anyone to help raise funds for St Giles if they can. The hospice needs our help more than ever at the moment with shops having had to close and events being cancelled, so every amount you raise – however small – will make a real difference to such an important local charity.”