Text Size

a a

28th April 2022

These boots are made for walking

St Helena Hospice’s popular pier walk is back!

On Sunday 8th May hundreds of walkers will be heading to the seafront to take on St Helena Hospice’s popular Pier to Pier walk – the charity’s first mass participation fundraising event since 2019.

The event, which is sponsored by Pickering Electronics Ltd, sees supporters take on 7 or 14 miles between Clacton and Walton piers to raise money for the local charity, which helps local people face incurable illness and bereavement. 

Lene Johnson has been taking part in Pier to Pier since 2016 and each year the family walk in memory of Lene’s daughter Marie who was supported by St Helena’s hospice in the home team before she died at the hospice on Valentine’s Day 2016, age 26. 

Ahead of this year’s walk Lene said: “These boots are made for walking’ and after months and months of restrictions and separation due to the pandemic we are back together to make a difference.

“The last six years have been the toughest times of my life but being involved with raising funds for St Helena has given me a purpose, a sense of belonging and, in a way, a focus to help make a difference, not only for today but also for the future of people needing the exceptional service and care that St Helena offers.

“If you feel it, it’s real! And I will forever remember just how supported, respected and safe we felt when we needed St Helena Hospice the most.”

Participants of the charity walk will have the opportunity to leave a message to remember a loved one on a display board at both Clacton and Walton piers. The event is suitable for all ages and abilities, and well behaved dogs on leads are welcome too! 

Sign up to take part in Pier to Pier by Wednesday 4th May 2022. 

You can also take part in the event at a time and location of your choice at our Virtual Pier to Pier event.


Related news and stories


Hospice Virtual Ward expands to help more people stay at home with dignity

More people living in north east Essex with an end of life diagnosis now have access to St Helena Hospice domiciliary support through the expansion of its Virtual Ward service, giving people dignity and the choice to remain at home in their last weeks.

View more

Run like a superhero for St Helena Hospice

St Helena Hospice is calling for people to dress as their favourite fictional character and run like the wind, as Comic Hero Run is back for 2022 and is set to be better than ever before!

View more

St Helena launches child bereavement service for all

St Helena has launched a free child bereavement service for all

View more

TSC Virtual London Marathon

TSC Virtual London Marathon

View more

Why I wear my badge with Pride

"As a straight cisgender woman, I have never had to walk into a situation and wonder if I might be on the receiving end of prejudice for my sexuality."

View more

We just clicked

Naomi and Georgina met in a nightclub and hit it off straight away, falling in love and announcing their engagement a year later. Then a month before their planned wedding, Naomi was diagnosed with incurable bowel cancer, and then the country went into lockdown.

View more

Clacton and Harwich Compassionate Communities newsletters

Discover how Clacton and Harwich are becoming compassionate towns

View more

Someone we can lean on

Discovering that hospice support happens in people’s homes, came as a surprise to Ricky and Anne Aldons. Now they have experienced it themselves, they want to share with their community how St Helena Hospice “puts their arms around your shoulders”.

View more
Basket 0

Items in basket: 0

View Basket