The New Year can be filled with emotions; excitement about the year ahead, apprehension about what the year may bring and sometimes sadness at the thought of a New Year without loved ones.
Take the time during the first week of January to reflect on the past year, remember loved ones and celebrate their life by getting together for a Walk to Remember.
You could choose to revisit a favourite place or discover somewhere new. Pick a distance to suit you, invite your friends, family or colleagues to join you and share stories as you walk together in memory.
By raising money for Hospice UK you will be helping thousands of families across the UK access vital care and bereavement services.
Where to start
It's easy to get your Justgiving page up and running and share it with everyone you know. You could ask those joining you for a walk to donate £10 or ask everyone you know to sponsor you to do the walk. The money you raise in memory of your loved one will help so many more families needing end of life and bereavement care from hospices across the UK.
Invite your friends, family or colleagues to join you for a walk remembering your loved one.
Somewhere that reminds you of them or a place to make new memories. From a coastal path to the countryside there are lots of beautiful places to explore, choose a distance to suit everyone in your group.
Ask everyone to write down a fond memory, put them all together in a jar or envelope and read them together on your route or whilst stopped for a break. You could also have your loved ones favourite songs playing as you walk or share their favourite food or drink together.
It's free to sign up for Walk to Remember and we would be very grateful if you could raise as much as you can for Hospice UK.
If you raise over £50 you will receive a sunflower pin badge
If you raise over £100 you will receive a Hospice UK technical t-shirt
If you raise over £150 you will receive a memory poem print personalised with your loved one's name
"Walking in memory of my dad was a beautiful experience, we laughed, we cried and we enjoyed his favourite place together, I'll never forget it. It's never easy losing someone but this walk helped us to feel united as a family through our grief, it's ok to talk about it and share that together" - Sarah