LADS and dads in Mid Devon are being called on to take part in a rugby day out for Hospiscare in 2014.

The 10k Hospiscare Men’s Walk, sponsored by Wilkinson Grant & Co, will again start from the home of the Exeter Chiefs on Saturday, March 15.

The walk takes in spectacular views of the city as it goes through Ludwell Valley Park before heading back to the finish line at Sandy Park.

Hospiscare event fundraiser Hannah Slater said: “The chance to spend a day out with your mates or for fathers and sons to get together has made this 10k walk an extremely popular event in the Hospiscare calendar.

“This is a really fun event which is open to anyone aged 12 and upwards.

“Over the past two years the Men’s Walk has made its mark as a way for people across all generations, from grandfathers to grandsons, to enjoy a lads’ day out together.”

Registration for the 2014 Men’s Walk is now open – entry costs just £15, and includes an invite to Sandy Park’s Exeter Suite after the walk to watch the Italy v England, Wales v Scotland and France v Ireland rugby matches on big screens, along with a free pint from Otter Breweries and a delicious pasty from Chunks of Devon.

Exeter Chiefs prop Carl Rimmer said: “Exeter Chiefs are happy to support Hospiscare – it’s a great organisation and the walk’s a brilliant idea.

“What better way to top off a 10k walk than with rugby and a pint.”

More than 400 men braved hail and sweeping rain to take part in the walk last year, raising over £40,000 for Hospiscare.

For more information or to register for the walk, call Hannah Slater on 01392-688062 or visit