Saturday 19th October

Take on one of 6 routes and walk or cycle to celebrate your support of St Wilfrid’s across the hospice catchment area.

From Eastbourne to Seaford, Heathfield to Uckfield, Hailsham to Polegate, and all points in between, St Wilfrid’s is part of an amazing community of people who have supported us for over 40 years. The connections we have throughout this corner of Sussex gives us our strength and inspiration to continue our work to support patients and families that need our care.

This Wilf Week we want to celebrate every part of that community and we’ve joined the dots on the map of the St Wilfrid’s catchment area and we invite you to join us on Saturday 19th October to show your support of the hospice.


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The routes

Join The Dots Map

Split into 6 sections, there are 5 walking routes and 1 cycle route. Distances vary from around 3miles to the most challenging 14 miler. Each one is led by one of our Route Ambassadors, who all have a very special connection to St Wilfrids. You can meet them below, read their stories and sign up to join them.

Route 1 Walk | Seaford to Eastbourne | Approx 14 miles
Starting at the St Wilfrid’s Seaford shop and finishing at our shop in Terminus Road, Eastbourne. Mostly following the South Downs Way, we estimate this walk will take around 7 hours. There will be a refreshment stop along the way, supported by hospice staff and volunteers.

Route 2 Walk, approx 6 miles.
Eastbourne (Terminus Road to St Wilfrid’s Hospice)

Route 3 Walk | Approx 3 miles.
Eastbourne to Polegate

Route 4 Walk | Approx 7 miles.
Polegate to Hailsham

Route 5 Walk | Approx 8.5 miles.
Hailsham to Heathfield

Route 6 Cycle | Approx 16 miles.
Herstmonceux to Uckfield

Meet the route ambassadors

Louise Cullen

Louise | event participant

Louise has been a part of the St Wilfrid’s community for several years; joining us for the first time when she signed up to take part in the Wilf Ride in 2020.

Since then she has also taken on the Camino Trek, is part of the Hospices to Holland cycle this September and walked Starlight Stroll several times in memory of her dear friend, Ian, who was cared for at St Wilfrid’s in 2023.

Challenge events are often described as ‘life changing’ and Louise certainly agrees with this! 'The challenges I have taken on for the hospice have been amazing. I am physically and mentally in better shape than I was a few years ago and I’ve found that I’m pretty good at fundraising too! I came up with an idea to do pet-sitting to raise money and now it’s so much a part of my life that I’m making a plan to make that a part of my retirement. I’m happier, fitter, met some incredible people and also had the most wonderful experiences that I simply wouldn’t have imagined when I signed up to my first event.'

Sign up to join-the-dots

Registration details coming soon

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