MEN are getting ready to swap their trainers for high heels in a sponsored walk around the city.
Hike in Heels, a good excuse for lads to dress as ladies, will be taking place on Saturday to help raise funds for St Wilfrid’s Hospice.
“We want to create a real spectacle in Chichester to raise much-needed funds for St Wilfrid’s,” said Alison Moorey, chief executive of St Wilfrid’s Hospice.
“The men who take part have lots of fun and, of course, it’s all in aid of a very worthy cause.
“We would like as many men as possible to take part, teams are welcome and we’d love to get pubs involved.
“We hope wives and girlfriends across the area will be very persuasive and set their better halves a challenge.
“Hike in Heels is a wonderful day and always makes people smile.”
There will be prizes for the ‘loveliest ladies’ who will be parading through the city.
St Wilfrid’s Hospice’s shops are also supporting the event by putting aside larger-sized dresses and pairs of high heels for blokes taking part in Hike in Heels.
The walk starts at 11.30am on Saturday, September 27, from The Chichester Inn, West Street, Chichester.
‘Ladies’ should arrive between 10.15am and 10.45am and the morning will start with some advice about walking in heels. There will be a warm-up session around 11.15am at Cathedral Green.
The walk will end back at The Chichester Inn for a pie and a pint. It costs £10 per person to enter, which covers administration and refreshments and the hospice is encouraging all the ladies to raise sponsorship, too. Last year the event raised £11,000.
Men can register at www.hikeinheels.stwh.co.uk, pick up a registration form in any of the shops, pop into the hospice or call the fundraising team on 01243 755827.