Raise money for your local hospital while enjoying a challenging adventure by signing up for the annual Keswick to Barrow Walk this May.

Bay Hospitals Charity is looking for intrepid volunteers willing to gather sponsorship for the event on Saturday 7 May.

Funds donated to the charity will be used to provide the latest equipment for University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust, helping make patients more comfortable and ensure they get the best possible care and treatment.

Walkers and runners get the chance to experience a challenging 39-mile route passing through amazing scenery in the heart of the Lake District. A shorter 21-mile route is also available starting from Coniston.

The popular event made a welcome return last year after being disrupted by social distancing measures. Over the years it has been a popular fund-raising activity for Bay Hospitals Charity and a wide range of other good causes.

Bay Hospitals Charity manager Judith Read said: “The Keswick to Barrow Walk is one of our favourite events of the year.

“Bay Hospitals Charity is one of the many beneficiaries of this amazing challenge, and it’s always so impressive to see the team-spirit and determination of everyone who takes part.

“Everyone who takes part is supported and cheered on by our amazing team of volunteers, who can be found around the route offering snacks and water top-ups. We would love to see as many walkers and runners as possible sign up for an unforgettable experience in aid of our hospitals.”

UHMBT Non-Executive Director Adrian Leather recently attended the Keswick to Barrow Walk presentation evening, where he accepted £7,775 from the 2021 event on behalf of Bay Hospitals Charity.

To sign up register online at keswick2barrow.co.uk/user/register then email your ID number to: charity@mbht.nhs.uk

Bay Hospitals Charity is also looking for volunteers to provide support cars for the event. If you can help, please get in touch on 01524 516064 or email charity@mbht.nhs.uk