2009 Naomi House Clarendon Way Walk

Press Release: 11/03/2009

Walkers at last year's event

Sunday 7th June 2009

The 2009 Naomi House Clarendon Way Walk from Winchester Cathedral to Salisbury Cathedral will take place on Sunday 7th June. The walk will raise money for Naomi House Children’s Hospice, a local charity that provides vital care and support for children with life-limiting illnesses.

The 26 mile walk is one of the charity’s biggest fundraisers and, last year, more than 650 walkers turned out in force to help raise over £120,000. Walkers of all abilities take part and you can choose between the 26 mile walk starting from Winchester or the 12 mile walk starting from Broughton.

This year, organisers are aiming to get over 1,000 people to join the walk and Winchester residents are being called on to sign-up and take part. The money raised will help the charity raise the millions needed to build and run a new hospice called Jack's Place.

The walk is being supported by MITIE and Hildon Water, and 'goodies' will be provided on the day by Abel & Cole, Hill Farm Juices and Mule Bar.

For more information about the walk, visit:

To sign-up for the walk, visit:

For more information about Jack's Place, visit:


Naomi House Children's HospiceNaomi House children's hospice opened in June 1997 to provide respite care, terminal care and bereavement support for children and families from across the south of England.

They provide care and support through good days, difficult days and last days to children, young people and their families from the counties of Berkshire, Dorset, Hampshire, the Isle of Wight, Surrey, West Sussex and Wiltshire.

It costs over £2.5 million a year to provide and extend the service, and with just 10% of funding coming from Government, they are dependent upon voluntary and charitable support.

To learn more about Naomi House and find out how you can give your support, please visit their website at www.naomihouse.org.uk