How has lockdown been for you? Have you succumbed to the Lockdown 14? For those who missed this on social media, ‘Lockdown 14’ is the estimated average number of lbs fitness experts are saying we have put on over the past 12 months. If this is you and you want to get rid of yours, how about training for the St Basils ‘Hike for Homeless’?

Hiking popularity has boomed during lockdown as it’s a great way of getting fit and also raising money for a wonderful cause at the same time, win, win. Oh and did I mention it finishes at the pub, what’s not to love?

Teams get a map and a guidebook, before navigating their way to the various check points, so this really is more of a challenge than the average charity hike. Each check point has experienced marshals, a toilet, water, and emergency energy bars.

This year’s hike takes place on Saturday 24th July, around the beautiful countryside of Warwickshire taking in such sites as the historic hamlet of Berkswell, the windmill in Balsall Common and Kenilworth Castle providing plenty of photo opportunities to share on social.

Teams are made up of 3 to 6 people, so grab your friends, family or colleagues and start training. Of course, this is a fundraising event and the more cash you raise for the challenge the more young people we can help.

Steve Rainbow, Events Manager for St Basils, said “The Hike for Homeless has been one of our most popular fundraising events for over 20 years and this year’s hike has been kindly sponsored by IM properties. The event gives friends, families, and colleagues the chance to really tackle a challenge together but in the most beautiful surroundings. We have teams who have signed up year after year and love the weeks of training too. The money raised from the hike really makes a difference to St Basils Vital work supporting the most vulnerable in our community.”

For more information about this year’s hike for homeless or to register your team please visit: www.stbasils.org.uk/events/hikeforhomeless/ or email Steve.rainbow@stbasils.org.uk or call St Basils Fundraising team on 0121 772 9614.

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