Photo gallery of Ale Amble from Longfield Hospice


LONGFIELD Community Hospice’s Amble Ale was held at Stroud Brewery on Saturday.

“We were so lucky with the weather – the sun came out and everyone had a great time,” said Jo Fairburn, media and communications manager at Longfield.

“We had over 300 walkers on the day and raised over £800 to fund our palliative care services.

“We have been delighted with the fantastic support from the local community.

“Special thanks to Stroud Brewery for hosting, and Eurolink Connect and Tetbury Lions for sponsoring the event t-shirts.”

Beginning and ending at Stroud Brewery in Thrupp, the amble will follow a scenic four-mile circular ride, with pit stops for drinks and a warm welcome at two pubs along the way.

The route ran through the Hills of Heaven surrounding the parishes of Thrupp and Lypiatt.

Then the pacers returned to the brasserie where a free pint (or soft drink for under 18s) was offered and the chance to watch a Six Nations rugby match on the big screen.

Gill, an avid walker, signed up for the event in memory of her late husband Ian, who was cared for at home by Longfield in the last week of his life.

She said: “Ian loved the great outdoors. As a retired GP, being patient was not always an easy experience for him, especially for someone who had been so fit and active.

“The support Ian has received from the Hospice at Home team has been fantastic. He was treated with respect and dignity and I will always be grateful for their care.”

With an airy entertaining area, an outdoor balcony and a spacious outdoor seating area with direct canal access, the Stroud Brewery was the perfect venue for this Covid-friendly event, with room for drinks outside.

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