A HOSPICE has launched a search for adventurers.

Manorlands is planning another series of fundraising treks.

And a special event is being held at the Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice to showcase what's on offer.

A team has recently returned from the Great Wall of China, and a trio of supporters is currently tackling Machu Picchu in Peru.

Both challenges are on the agenda again for 2020, together with the Northern Lights in Iceland and Mount Kilimanjaro.

Details will be outlined during the overseas adventure evening in the Woodhouse Gate/fundraising office building, at Manorlands, on Thursday, November 21, at 7pm.

The event is being co-hosted with challenge company Discover Adventure, which runs the treks.

Manorlands senior fundraiser, Hayley Ibbotson, has first-hand experience of one of the treks.

She took on the Great Wall of China in the spring in memory of her grandmother.

"The Great Wall kept on giving – every day was so different and inspiring," said Hayley.

"The friendships and memories made along the way will last a lifetime – and the adventure was all the sweeter for knowing the funds I raised will help Sue Ryder to be there for more families just like mine.

"Manorlands hospice took fantastic care of my grandma at the end of 2016.

"This trek gave me the opportunity to thank them in a small way, for giving me and my family the gift of being able to say goodbye to her properly and surrounding us with love. Despite her absence, she continues to be a huge source of inspiration for me to go out and live life while I'm lucky enough to be able to."

Hayley added: "Trekkers provide an absolutely vital source of income for the hospice, while gaining a fantastic adventure and achieving their own challenges and goals.

"I’d encourage anyone even slightly curious to come along on November 21 and see how they could support our patients and families.

"Whether it’s summiting Mount Kilimanjaro on New Year's Day, or searching for the Northern Lights in Iceland, we think we’ve got something for everyone. Each trek offers something different and accommodates varying levels of ability and commitment."

The evening will include a short presentation about each trek, and what is entailed in terms of fundraising commitments. There will be an opportunity for questions.

Exclusive discounts will be available, and there will be refreshments.

Further details can be obtained on the Manorlands Facebook events page or by e-mailing hayley.ibbotson@sueryder.org.

Manorlands supports patients with life-limiting illnesses and their families at the hospice and in the community, across an area covering Craven, Airedale and Wharfedale as well as parts of Bradford.

All services are free to patients and their loved ones, but it costs £9,000 a day to keep the hospice doors open.

Only a small part of the cost is covered by statutory funds.

Most of the funds have to be raised through voluntary donations.