A GROUP of fundraisers from Malvern will be walking the Worcestershire Way for the ninth time next month while dressed at soldiers from the classic film Zulu.

Team Zulu will be taking on the challenge on Friday, July 5, in aid of St Richard’s Hospice in Worcester.

Over the years, Team Zulu have raised over £25,000 for the hospice, and hopes that people will once again be able to support them this year.

Team Zulu leader Tarquin Shaw-Young said: “The walk lasts from dawn until dusk, covers 34 miles, and with the undulation it is likened to one-fifth the ascent of Everest, no mean feat.

“This year we are joined by a member of the team, firefighter Adrian Brown from New Zealand, who has made the trip especially to take the walk.”

To support Team Zulu, visit justgiving.com/Teamzulu1879.

Mr Shaw-Young said: “It couldn’t be easier. We really do value the continuous support for this brilliant organisation. Remember, we do the walk so you don’t have to.”

St Richard’s Hospice cares for adults with a serious progressive illness, improving their quality of life from diagnosis, during treatment and to their last days. It also supports their loved ones.

Each year the hospice team supports more than 3,300 patients, family members and bereaved people in Worcestershire.

St Richard’s is an independent charity and relies on donations for three quarters of its annual £8.8m income with the remainder from the NHS.

The hospice is also raising funds for the Build 2020 Appeal and is part way through developing a bigger hospice, enabling more patients and families to be cared for in Worcestershire.

The total cost for expanding and redeveloping the existing building in Wildwood Drive, Worcester, is £5.3m.