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Pull on your walking boots for the Camino de Santiago hospice walk

The walk takes place from July 5-12 and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis

Places are available on the next Camino de Santiago walk for Southern Area Hospice Services.

Participants will take on the challenge of walking the stunning 117km Portuguese route over six days, through forests, farmlands, villages and historic towns, while raising vital funds for the hospice.

The walk takes place from July 5-12 and places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

The package includes flights, accommodation, breakfast, dinner and transfers.

Fundraising support will also be provided by a member of the hospice fundraising team.

Sarah O’Hare, fundraising officer, encouraged people to register, saying: “This leg of Camino is an excellent opportunity for people to experience something different and support their local hospice while doing so.

“People make friends for life on these trips, and we have a lot of returning participants who love taking part. Each participant will be fully supported with their fundraising, and we also organise regular participant meetings to help everyone get to know each other and to prepare for the trip beforehand. I would encourage anyone who is interested to contact myself today for an information pack.”

Una McGivern, who completed the Portuguese route in May for the hospice, said: “If you are thinking about taking part in this challenge then just go for it. It is rewarding, and an experience that you will never forget.

“The fundraising is so needed, and the hospice support was amazing. So, I encourage you to give it a go this year.”

 All money raised will help the hospice to continue to provide specialist palliative care and support to local people and their families who live primarily within the Southern Trust Area including Newry, Armagh, Banbridge, Lurgan, Craigavon and Dungannon.

With a fundraising target of more than £3.2million, Southern Area Hospice Services relies heavily on the local community to help them reach their target so they can continue to provide care and support to people at a time when they need it most.

To register your interest please contact Sarah on 028 3026 7711 or email

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