What: 5km family walk and fun day

When: Midday, Saturday 21st September 2019

Where: Walsall Arboretum

Entry: £6 children (under 16), £10 adults, £30 family (2 adults, 2 children), Free entry for children under 3.

Pull on a cape and show you care at our first ever Hero Walk!

Join us on Saturday 21st September to make memories in a mask at our 5km hero-themed family walk around Walsall Arboretum.

Kick off your afternoon at our hero hub where you can give your super powers a boost with snacks and smoothies before you set off on your arboretum adventure with awesome activities along the route. A hero’s welcome awaits as you cross the finish line to celebrate with a goodie bag and medal.

Your entry fee includes a hero mask for each participant. If you’d like to take on the challenge in true hero style, St Giles capes can be pre-ordered or purchased on the day for £5. Doggie sidekicks are welcome!

Your entry fee only covers the administration cost of the Hero Walk. By asking friends and family to sponsor you, you could raise valuable funds that will help St Giles to continue to provide care and support free of charge to patients and their families.

We’re here for you… because you’re here for us

“I’ll always remember the physio helped Neil stand up so he could give me one last hug and that meant the world.”

For Harrison Jones, his dad Neil will always be his hero, for teaching him to ride his bike and sharing his love of Star Wars despite living with a brain tumour.

For Heidi Jones, the support offered by St Giles Hospice was invaluable when her husband Neil, who had a brain tumour, took a turn for the worse.

Heidi and sons Harrison, aged five, and Seb, aged three, were regular visitors to Whittington and the boys were made welcome with special meals and their very own cinema set up so they could watch films with their dad.

When Neil died Heidi knew St Giles’ Phoenix service, for young people who have been bereaved, was there to help when Harrison was struggling as he was frustrated and couldn’t communicate.

“We started going to the family support group and everyone was really welcoming because we were all in the same boat so it made everything easier to talk about,” she said.

“Finding the right support for the boys was essential as they are the one thing that has made me get out of bed on the toughest days.

“When they smile, I smiled and I wouldn’t have survived if they hadn’t pulled me through.”

Join Heidi by fundraising for St Giles and help us to support local people and their families living with a potentially terminal illness.