A local hospice hit hard by the pandemic is challenging the local community to clock up 100 miles in May in honour of the distance a nurse typically walks in a month caring for patients.

Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice has launched the Hospice Heart 100 Challenge, with the aim of raising £30,000 for frontline care workers.

They south east London hospice says that on average, a hospice nurse walks 100 miles every month just caring for patients, and their frontline staff have dug incredibly deep and worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic.

Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice

Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice

Amanda Tolley, Challenge Events Fundraiser for the Hospice told us “Boosting our personal well-being has never been as important as it is today after such a difficult year.

"Signing up to our Hospice Heart 100 is a fantastic way for all the family to stay fit, regain focus and get active.”

The event will run from May 1st until May 31st, and participants can achieve the 100 miles in a number of ways.

Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice

Greenwich and Bexley Community Hospice

Ms Tolley added “This is your challenge, your way so you can walk, run, cycle, or leave your car at home and walk to the shops, dance around the living room, or walk on the spot while watching television. We will give you lots of ideas and inspiration to make this happen.

"You can take part as an individual or as a team. We would love the whole community to come together and help make a difference."

The hospice says every step you take will help boost your own wellbeing, and by raising sponsorship you will be helping support nurses as they provide compassionate care to the families that need it the most.

"Our nurses have never needed your support as much as they do today and as a special thank you anyone raising over £100 will receive a very special Hospice Heart 100 medal."

To find out more and take part, click here.