Pick up the pace for Pepper as you step out along the canal

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Step out for a stroll along the Grand Union Canal next month to support the vital work of the Pepper Foundation.

Mayor of Dacorum Councillor Penny Hearn, who has picked the good cause as her chosen charity during her year in office, will be starting the annual event from St Paul’s School in Langleybury at noon on Sunday, October 13.

The walk route goes along the Grand Union Canal and through Whippendell Woods

The walk route goes along the Grand Union Canal and through Whippendell Woods

The scenic route runs along the canal and through the autumnal Whippendell Woods, and walkers can choose either a three mile or a seven mile route.

After the walk there will be a barbecue and refreshments in the school grounds.

Pepper specialist paediatric nurses provide a hospice at home service for children with life limiting illnesses throughout Herts and Bucks, 24 hours a day 365 days a year.

At any one time the Pepper nurses are looking after up to 50 local children and providing crucial support for their families. Pepper nurses ensure a child’s life, no matter how short, is as happy and as comfortable as possible.

If you’d like to get involved, you can register on line at www.pepperwalk.co.uk or call 01442 507311 The walk costs £15 per person or £30 a family and, includes Pepper T- shirt, medal and water.