Other News of Interest
As well as arranging, leading and taking part in walks, the Society members have other associated interests, and also often become involved in aspects of the community where it directly or indirectly aids or benefits the activities of the Society.
Here is just one example that is open to all, including non members - further examples of members' events, including dinners, holidays and skittles evenings, etc., can be found in our members' newsletter which is provided upon joining the society:
Malvern Hills District Footpath Society Carols Walk
An Annual Event
Carol Service and Walks 8th December 2018
A carol service for local walking groups has been held annually for a number of years.
Hosted by St Denys Church in Severn Stoke and The Malvern Hills District Footpath Society this is the 12th year that a number of local walking groups will have joined together for an informal carol service after walking local footpaths.
However you do not need to be a walker or to have walked with us. Just join us at the Church at 2.45pm to sing familiar carols, hear appropriate readings and enjoy hot soup, mince pies, sausage rolls and tea or coffee afterwards.
Anyone who fancies a 10 mile or a 5 mile, possibly muddy, walk can join us at Severn Stoke village hall at 09.30 or 11.30 respectively. Bring yourself a packed lunch if walking and a change of footwear for the service.
Contact Lyn & Mike Everitt 01684 560 927 or 07813 362 533 for more information.
Air Ambulance visit
For several years now, it has been a tradition amongst the Society members to donate their small change to Midlands Air Ambulance. This collection is now made on most of the weekly walks. We were therefore delighted to be invited to our local Air Ambulance base at Strensham in September 2017 to have a look around and meet the crew.
9 of us went along to learn how the service operates and how our donations go towards providing equipment and medical supplies on board. We were able to take a good look at the Ambulance and were surprised at how small it was inside. Our ‘crew’ were both professional and charming and spent time and trouble to answer our many questions!
Interesting to note that each call out costs approximately £3000.00 and they had already been called out 3 times that particular morning!
We never know when we are likely to need this invaluable service, which receives no Government or National Lottery funding. Midlands Air Ambulance is the busiest Air Ambulance organization in the UK and averages 2000 call outs each year.
Please everyone, keep donating. Every little helps!