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3 Peaks Challenge for Action Medical Research

Enter your company for the 3 Peaks Challenge 2014

They are looking for corporate teams from across the UK to take part in our famous 3 Peaks Challenge for Action Medical Research.

The challenge is on for teams of 4-6 to summit the highest mountains in England, Scotland and Wales in the ultimate team challenge.

Action Medical Research's 3 Peaks Challenge has an extra special challenge built-in as teams must take charity mascot Paddington Bear to the summit of each mountain.

For more information and to register your team please visit Action for Charity 3 peaks challenge 2014


December 2013
The Tour de Trigs

The Tour de Trigs has been running for the past 46 years in the south Midlands and has been featured in your listings previously.

The famous Tour de Trigs hiking competition is set to return to the pathways and byways around Banbury in Oxfordshire in early December.

The competition night hike, so called because it visits pretty much every hill in the area, has been staged here for the past 46 years.
The demanding hike – which is open to all - attracts teams of three from around the world, say organisers.

'It's great because it is bloomin hard work!' says one of the event directors Jeremy Wilton.

'Here in the south Midlands we have very few good 'outdoor' challenges - we don't have an Aonach Eagach to traverse or a Snowdon horseshoe to complete. I can guarantee however, that if the first full weekend in December is wet and cold (as it usually is), the Tour de Trigs is a challenge on a par with the hardest hikes in the country.'

'When your boots are clogged with Oxfordshire mud and it's pouring with rain, it really can feel like you're in the middle of Rannoch Moor!'

The competition is divided into a 55-mile and 30-mile (junior) course, each of which have to be completed in 24 hours. In the very limited daylight of early December that means much will be done in the dark. Neither course is a soft touch, organisers promise, and drop-out rates have been as high as 80% in the past - even among teams of service personnel.

The course is revealed to competitors on the morning of the hike and needs to be plotted on an OS map - no GPS allowed.
A number of awards are given including the fastest team, oldest team, and fastest mixed team.

This year's event will go ahead with the backing of Banbury Rotary Club, Banbury Charities and many from the previous year's organising committee.

It takes place over the 7th & 8th December 2013. For more info see the Tour de Trigs website www.tourdetrigs.org.uk


Friday 14th February to Monday 24th February 2014
Laila Milly Foundation

The aim of the charity is to raise funds for a day nursery, providing day care for children who suffer with serious illnesses and complex conditions. They have a building in Hemsworth, Pontefract, West Yorkshire, but in order to adapt it so it is suitable for the children they hope to care for, it’s going to cost approximately £120,000.

They are organising a fundraising ascent of KILIMANJARO, download the PDF for further information


25th August 2013
Walk on Wales

870 miles, 11 teams, £1million – Come and walk with us! On 25th August 2013, the first of 11 Walk on Wales relay teams will set off to walk the Welsh Coast Path to raise £1 million for the Welsh Guards Afghanistan Appeal and Combat Stress.

The vision behind the walk is to create a legacy today for the veterans of tomorrow, supporting families and soldiers, especially those soldiers who need help overcoming life-changing injuries or coping with the long-term effects of psychological trauma. It has been designed to be fun and inclusive and to raise £1 million we need YOU to get involved, by joining the sponsored walk for a day or an entire 6-day stage.


July 2013

Invitation to take part in The Laois walking festival 2013 Ireland, which take place throughout the month of July.

More information - (PDF)


June 2013

Diabetes UK have a number of different walks taking place in London to mark the start of Diabetes Awareness Week 9-15 June 2013.

More information about their walks can be found at the following address: https://www.diabetes.org.uk/Get_involved/

19th May 2013

MORECAMBE CROSS BAY WALK (pdf document opens in new window)
Led by Mr Cedric Robinson MBE, the Queen’s Guide to the Sands


19th May 2013

Mid Sussex Ramblers 40 year celebratory walk (pdf document opens in new window) or visit their website for additonal information, Mid Sussex Ramblers.


27 April – 6 May 2013

ULVERSTON WALKFEST

Dates for 2013 Saturday 27 April – Monday 6 May

Based on the fringes of the Lake District the ten day WalkFest celebrates the rich historical and cultural heritage of Ulverston linking these with a range of walks and evening events to cater for all.

Programmes available early in 2013.

Keep updated via www.facebook.com/ulverstonwalkfest
Email: UlverstonWalkFest@yahoo.co.uk


Friday 3rd May to Monday 6th May
Walk the Kerry Camino

Enjoy a fabulous 3 days walking experience from Tralee to Dingle. Walk in the footsteps of the Kerry people through the ages. From the time of Saint Brendan, The Navigator, when monks and pilgrims walked to Dingle to travel on to the Camino in Spain, and elsewhere. Meet other travellers en route. Enjoy spectacular views and scenery of mountains and beaches, and the famous hospitality of the locals.

Arrive in Tralee Friday 3rd May

Friday : Registration in The Grand Hotel Tralee.
Information lecture about the walk followed by Irish music session in the bar.

Saturday: Walk from Tralee to Camp
Options to stay overnight in Camp or return to Tralee.

Sunday: Walk from Camp to Annascaul ( Stopping off in Inch for lunch)
Options to stay overnight in Annascaul or return to Tralee.

Monday: Walk from Annascaul To Dingle Finish in St James church in Dingle and receive your Certificate of Completion.

This offer includes:
4 nights Bed & Breakfast plus 2 dinners. Begin and end in the historic Grand Hotel, Tralee (your first and last night including dinner on both nights in our Michelin Guide listed restaurant), 1 night B&B stay in Camp, 1 night B&B stay in Annascaul, plus luggage transportation, map, historic guide and a certificate of completion at the end of the trip.
Price: €230.00 per person sharing. Single room supplement is €20.00 per night.
Pickups from Tralee train station, or Kerry Airport can be organised on request.

Contact details:
Email; info@grandhoteltralee.com
Telephone; 00353 66 7121499


24th, 25th and 26th May 2013
The Sneem JFK Challenge
will take place on the weekend 24th, 25th and 26th May 2013 complete 20 hours.

Mission: The aim is for walkers to complete 50 miles (80km) within 20 hours.

Description: The walk will start and end in Sneem, Co. Kerry, it is a loop walk mainly along minor roads with hilly terrain. Walkers will start at 5.00a.m. on Saturday 25th.

The Sneem JFK 50 Mile Challenge takes place on the weekend of the 24th 25th and 26th May 2013 South Square, Sneem . The registration for the walk will be €40.


June 1st - June 3rd
Mevagh Ramblers Walking Club, Carrigart, Co. Donegal, Ireland are hosting a Walking Festival

A moderate and strenuous walk will take place each day.


Pier to Pier 2013

Sunday 24 March 2013 10:00 - 15:00

Clacton Pier, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO15 1QX

Our popular Pier to Pier sponsored walk is back! Open to all ages, with any under the age of 16 needing to be accompanied by a parent or guardian over the age of 18.

Once again participants will have a choice between the 7 mile or 14 mile walk, either walking from Clacton Pier to Walton Pier one way or taking part in the return journey also.

The walk is a fantastic family challenge or a great way of making new friends. Many walk in memory of a loved one and some just to support the Hospice. Either way the atmosphere is always full of fun and friendship.

Entry is free, we just ask that all those walking try to raise some sponsorship money for the Hospice.

For the first time you can register for the walk online. You must register by 5pm on Monday 18th March in order to be able to take part in the event. We cannot accept any registrations after this time and you will not be able to register on the day.

Under 16s must include the name of their accompanying parent/guardian and their contact details. The accompanying parent/guardian must also register separately to participate in the walk. Please see the terms and conditions on the registration page for more details.

You can register online at www.sthelenahospice.org.uk or call 01206 890168 for a registration leaflet.


15th September 2012

Acorns Midnight Walk

Join hundreds of ladies in Victoria Square at midnight to walk 10km and raise vital funds for local life limited children.
When: Saturday 15th September 2012
Where: Birmingham City Council
Entry: £12 per person
Restrictions: 12 years and above
Registration: Click here to sign up now

The event is supported by Free Radio who will be there on the night with their road show to lead the warm up and support all of our wonderful walkers!

By giving up just one night’s sleep you can make a real difference to local families that depend on the care and support that we provide. Walk in memory of someone special, in celebration, to get fit or simply join in the fun! Join us and be part of something amazing!

If you need further details please do to hesitate to contact:

Philippa Gay
Major Events Officer
Acorns Children's Hospice
01564 825025
07896 270273
Philippa.Gay@acorns.org.uk
www.acorns.org.uk

Join the Acorns skydive on Sunday 30th September 2012! Due to popular demand a new date has been added to our 2012 skydiving programme. Can you imagine experiencing the 45 second freefall, the wind rushing in your ears followed by a slow and peaceful parachute back to earth - a once in a lifetime experience! Sign up now at www.acorns.org.uk/skydive to join a 10,000ft tandem skydive or contact our events team on events@acorns.org.uk or 0844 984 0405 for more information.

Acorns supports over 630 life limited and life threatened children and more than 880 families, including those who have been bereaved, across the heart of England. Most of our funding comes from public donations.

Acorns Children's Hospice Trust. Registered Office – Drakes Court, Alcester Road, Wythall, Birmingham, B47 6JR Registered in England Number 2036103. Registered charity Number 700859


Everest Tinto Challenge 1st/2nd September 2012 (PDF Document)


September 2012

Angus Autumn Adventures (pdf document) is a brand new event which gives you the opportunity to try out some outdoor activities which you may not have had the chance to experience before.


15th September 2012

This summer WaterAid will be holding their annual Coast Along for WaterAid event. This event will take place on Saturday 15th September, where they aim to get 2000 people walking the coastal paths of the UK

Coast Along for WaterAid offers over 200 routes across the UK. Whichever route you choose, they can guarantee a great day out by the coast combined with the opportunity to raise vital funds for WaterAid.

Download their PDF for more information.


15th - 22nd of September 2012

Harris Mountain Festival as possible and would appreciate it if you could include it in your events.

The festival is aimed at walkers, ramblers and families and will be running though out the Isle of Harris in the Western Isles.

The Festival starts on Saturday the 15th of September and runs until Saturday the 22nd. We have guided walks, talks, presentations, a hill race, a raft race and more happening.

If you would like more information, please contact info@harrismountainfestival.com or call 01859 502 222


Walsall Queen’s Jubilee Run
23 September 2012
Start:11:00 (registration 10am)
Walsall Arboretum Extension
Broadway
Walsall
WS1 2QD

Walsall Rotary Club’s 30th annual run.
10km, 5km Multi terrain runs
5Km walk & 3km walk-suitable for wheelchair entrants
Proceeds to charity plus raise extra money for charity and get friends & family to sponsor you

Entry Fees
10k = £10 in advance. On day £12
5K run/walk= £6 in advance.On day £8
3K walk £3pp or £10 family of 4

2012 Charities
Breast Cancer Care
Bryntysilio Outdoor Education Centre

Contact info : walsallrun@gmail.com
Website: www.walsallrun.com

Prizes
10K run – these go to the male & female winners
1st prize - £50 + Trophy
2nd prize - £25 + Trophy
3rd prize - £15 + Trophy

5k run Male & female winners (1st, 2nd & 3rd) get a trophy

All entrants will get a commemorative medal


Friday 5th – Sunday 14th October

International Childcare Trust.

We are a small charity based in London that works with partner charities in Africa and Asia to help vulnerable children. Our work makes a big difference; to children who face challenges everyday, children who are malnourished, orphaned due to HIV/AIDS, ex-child soldiers, forced into the commercial sex-trade or have to live on the streets - often with no one else to turn to…we turn their lives around.

This October we are running Trek Kerala. This stunning trekking challenge takes place in Kerala, one of the undiscovered jewels of India. Its sunbleached seashore, famous backwaters, lush coconut groves, lagoons, tiger reserves, tropical forests and refreshing highlands are all part of the essence of Kerala.

The trek takes places from Friday 5th – Sunday 14th October. There are five days of trekking across Kerala’s scenic landscape and a once in a life-time opportunity to visit our project in Arunodhaya, where you have to chance to see first hand the work they do with street children and meet the children who's lives you are helping to change.

We are now recruiting for this trek challenge and it would be brilliant if you could advertise this event to members of your group? These challenges are vital in helping us raise much needed funds to continue the work we do.

If you would like more information about our work, please visit: http://www.international-childcare-trust.org/


28th/29th July 2012 - Walk and support Special Olympics

Camino Ways, the walking and cycling holiday specialists, would like to invite walking enthusiasts of all levels to join in their inaugural walking festival, in association with Special Olympics Ireland and 53 Degrees North.

This two-day guided walking tour will take place on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of July and will take in the breath-taking scenery of Glendalough, the Vale of Glendasan and the gentle slopes of Camaderry Mountain. The walk is open to walkers who wish to join for either or both days and all funds raised will go towards Special Olympics Ireland.

Camino Ways' experienced guides have personally mapped out the route and will accompany the walkers every step of the way.

The walk will begin with registration at 9am on Saturday 28th July, with walkers setting off from the Brockagh Resource Centre in Laragh at 11am. During the route, walkers will travel on the circuit of Glendassen, a distance of 16.5km. The route offers a unique view of the spectacular Glen and its surroundings, away from the usual hiking routes.

On Sunday 29th July, walkers will travel by bus to Glenmalure, an area which is steeped in history. The planned route will follow the Wicklow Way as far as the monastic site and tower of St. Kevin, covering a total distance of 14km.

This exciting event not only offers walkers the chance to explore Glendalough, but also gives the opportunity to raise vital funds for Special Olympics Ireland, a cause which Camino Ways are very proud to support.

Roland Monsegu, Director of Camino Ways, is urging people to get involved in the event, saying, "Take a break from your normal routine and enjoy the local countryside with family and friends, all the while raising awareness and funds for Special Olympics Ireland."

For walkers who wish to do a 1 day guided walk, the registration fee is €20 and includes, 1 packed lunch, a Special Olympics welcome pack and transfers where required.

For those who would like to do the 2 day guided walk, there is a non-refundable deposit required of €40 and a fundraising target of €250. The 2 day package includes, 2 guided walks, 1 nights accomodation in Lynhams Hotel Laragh, a 3 course dinner, breakfast, 2 packed lunches, a Special Olympics welcome pack and transfers where required.


Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust Trek 3 Volcanoes, Italy
14th – 19th June 2012

We challenge you to trek 3 volcanoes in Italy, starting with a moderate walk up Vesuvius. We will then be taking a ferry to Stromboli and once we have walked to the top, we will be in time to admire the volcanic activity against the night sky. The final volcano to challenge will be Mount Etna, taking in the Etna Observatory and the birch and pine forest. While challenging these volcanoes we will get to take in local sites including Pompeii and taste some of the best food Italy has to offer.

The Essex & Herts Air Ambulance Trust is responsible for operating two helicopter emergency medical services; one to the County of Essex and one to Hertfordshire and surrounding areas. Clinicians and life-saving support equipment can be rushed to the scene of an incident and the patient can be flown to an appropriate hospital, within minutes. It costs in the region of £380,000 every month to cover all charitable costs and aircraft operations. We hope you or your loved ones never need us but thanks to the generosity and goodwill of the people and businesses of the County the service remains operational...we can't fly without you!

For more information contact Nina Benscher on 01787 226115 or nina@ehaat.uk.com – we hope you can join on us what should be a fantastic trip!

I have also attached our logo and flyer which may be of use but if you need anymore information then please do let me know. If you are not able to help on this occasion but are aware of any other websites that may offer advertisement of treks, I would really appreciate their details.

Nina Benscher
Fundraising Manager

Essex and Hertfordshire Air Ambulance


Walking festival in Mayo

The 25th annual Burrishoole Walking Festival takes place in Co. Mayo this June bank holiday weekend, taking walkers up into the hills along the Great Western Greenway between Newport and Mulranny, in some of the country's most unspoilt and scenic landscapes.

Check out the website, www.burrishoolewalkfest.net


South Coast Charity Challenge - Sunday 20th May 2012

Walk the South Coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands whilst supporting Jersey Mencap.

The date has been set for Sunday 20th May 2012 and the challenge is a 15 mile walk along the South Coast of Jersey in the Channel Islands. The walk starts by the beach at the beautiful La Rocque and walkers then follow the coast road through St. Helier, along St Aubin's Bay and finishing at Corbiére. With a combination of stunning bays, quaint towns and cliffpaths then this route really does offer something for everyone

Check points and water stops are manned on route and all our walkers get a charity t-shirt and completers certificate. The walk is in its 7 year so is well established and always has great feedback from participants.

More details & photos can be found on our website www.jerseymencap.org or contact the office on 01534 866622 or email jersey.mencap@jerseymail.co.uk


The Oxford Walk 2011

Brand new and taking place on Sunday 27th November 2011, the event is a sponsored walk in Oxford, one of the most architecturally beautiful and historically fascinating cities in the world. Starting at 11am in the city centre with a short 1.5 mile guided tour of some of the city's main sights, you can then choose to continue with a 3, 5 or 8 mile route, with maps and questions devised by Visit Oxfordshire to help you on your way, to discover lots of interesting facts about Oxford whilst taking in many of its splendid buildings. After completing your route, return for a relaxing drink in the Mitre on Oxford High Street.

You can enter individually or why not invite friends to come and enter a team?

I have attached a flyer giving a bit more information, and please do let me know if you have any queries. Although there is no charge to enter this event, we do suggest all participants aim to raise at least £50 in sponsorship. Pre-booking is essential. Please register your interest with me as soon as possible.

I do hope you can take part in this great event!
Best wishes
Nick Posford
Regional Fundraiser - South
Parkinson's UK, 1 Penfold Court, Sutton Rd, Oxford, OX3 9RL
0844 225 9845
Web: <http://www.parkinsons.org.uk/> parkinsons.org.uk
Facebook: <http://www.facebook.com/parkinsonsuk> parkinsonsuk
Twitter: @SthParkinsonsUK


Trek Sahara for Parkinson`s UK

Take on the desert this autumn and raise vital funds for Parkinson`s UK!

Very few people can claim to have explored one of Africa`s natural wonders – and you could be one of them! Our Sahara trek takes us through stunning landscapes, from flat plains dotted with acacia trees to perfect wind blown sand dunes as far as the eye can see.

You`ll experience the famous hospitality of our Berber guides, incredible sunsets, mirages and oases, and an awesome feeling of space and solitude in the wilderness.

We will finish our adventure with a free day in the buzzing city of Marrakech and an opportunity to wander around the souks, before returning home from what will undoubtedly be the trip of a lifetime.

This trek will involve varied terrain including soft sand and stony plateaus, with a few longer days, so some training will be necessary. However, the route is well-measured and reasonable breaks will be given for lunch in the shade.

Parkinson’s UK is totally dependent on donations and all money raised will go towards helping us find a cure and improving life for everyone affected by Parkinson`s.

Tel 020 7932 1347 or

Contact: events@parkinsons.org.uk for more information


EAST CLARE WALKING FESTIVAL, CO CLARE, IRELAND. 21st--23rd OCTOBER 2011.

We hope you know already, but just in case, we'd like to let you know about our "first ever" East Clare Walking Festival which takes place on the weekend of 21st--23rd October 2011.
Our Festival starts at 9pm on the Friday night at our weekend headquarters, McNamara's Bar & Restaurant, Scariff, Co Clare, with a welcome reception followed by "Ceol agus Craic".
We have 3 graded/guided walks on the Saturday and Sunday and hope we have a walk to suit everyone.
Our walks are very well priced at €10 for the A & B walks and €5 for the C walk.

Refreshments will be served after each walk and you are guaranteed a great night's entertainment on the Saturday night.
Check out our website www.eastclarewalkingfestival.com for all walks /accommodation details and a booking form.
It's possible to download a PDF of our Festival Brochure from the website.
We look forward to meeting you in Scariff soon.!!

Kind Regards,
Derek Browne
East Clare Walking Festival


Help For Heroes (PDF Document)

Saturday 3rd Septmber 2011

I am a volunteer helping working service personnel to organise a wonderful walk through the Malvern Hills in aid of Help for Heroes.

I have attached a letter from Dave Lewis, a Ground Engineer on the Hercules.

If your Club would like to take part and help us to raise funds for this very worthy cause please contact Dave for more information.

If you know of any others who may be interested please pass on the details and help us to beat last years total.

Many Thanks

Hazel
See PDF Document link above for further information


Swiss Challenge

10 September, 2011

Hi, my name is Athena and I am a volunteer at local charity CAN.  CAN offers services helping those affected by drugs, alcohol and homeless issues in and around Northamptonshire and Bedfordshire. I am working in the fundraising team to promote the participatory events we hold on an annual basis; we depend on these events to bring in vital funds to support the charity’s crucial work.

CAN is seeking participants for its annual ‘Swiss Challenge’ (10th – 13th September 2011). Anyone of good basic fitness is eligible for this challenge which is unique in the realm of charity events. The challenge is set in some of the most breathtaking surroundings in the world and the minimum sponsorship required represents excellent value. We hope you will be tempted to participate in this fabulous journey.

If the ‘Swiss Challenge’ is not for you, would you please be kind enough to support our appeal by forwarding this email to friends and colleagues, or by displaying the attached flyer – we look forward to answering any questions about this truly wonderful experience in aid of the charity’s work with drug, alcohol and homelessness problems.

Many thanks and best wishes


Guisborough & District Round Table Charity Walk

Sunday 18 September, 2011

A  circular walk of approx 20miles incorporating Eston Nab, Roseberry Topping & Highcliffe Nab.
We are looking for interested parties (teams of four) to take part & help raise funds for local charities.

The closing date for applications is 31 July, 2011.

For further information please contact: robin.wilson4@ntlworld.com


Cotswold Hack - NSPCC 12 and 22 mile `Cotswold Tea Room` sponsored walk

Saturday 24 September, 2011

I am writing to try to interest you in our Cotswolds Hack which is now in its second year.

We have a beautiful route, starting and finishing at Cornbury Park, Charlbury, Oxfordshire. The 12 mile circuit sets off at 9am between a magnificent avenue of mature trees with a stunning view of Cornbury house in the distance. The walk is quickly in woods and then along a county lane before joining part of the Oxfordshire Way and arriving at Spelsbury. Here, in the Memorial Hall (5 mile point) volunteers will welcome you with tea and cake and a well earned rest. Then revived by our delicious offerings you join footpaths over pretty farmland to Ditchley. The walk follows the footpath around Ditchley Park Estate bringing a little grandeur to the day and then rejoins a farmland footpath past Dustfield Farm and back to Charlbury. Here at the 12 mile point, and the finish point for many walkers, there will be another volunteer run 'tea room tent' where walkers can sit and enjoy tea and cake and chat about their day.

The cost of entry is £10 per walker and we ask walkers, either as individuals or groups, to raise sponsorship for the NSPCC. Every penny of sponsorship you raise for your HACK can make a massive difference to local vulnerable children's lives funding counsellors, centres for children and their families, the new ChildLine Schools Service and other initiatives such as a programme to prevent 'shaken baby syndrome.'

For those wanting to put a few more miles on their walking boots the second part of the walk leaves Charlbury and heads to Stonesfield once again joining part of the stunning Oxfordshire Way footpath. In Stonesfield Village Hall (at the 16 mile point) volunteers will welcome you with tea and cake once more before you set off for the homeward stretch past a site of Roman Villa remains, across farmland and through woods at Wilcote. The last mile follows a footpath past Finstock and back into Cornbury.

Those undertaking the 22 mile route have an earlier start time of 7.30am and the registration fee is £20.

I hope we can tempt you to join us on our day.

For more information please contact Amanda Howard on 01608 678967.


Alzheimer's Society - Horsham Memory Walk

Sunday 25 September 2011

My name is Kylie Prankerd and I am the Community Fundraiser for Alzheimer's Society, covering Sussex. Every September the Alzheimer's Society holds its annual flagship fundraising event, Memory Walk. The walks are organised throughout the UK and this year we are holding one in Horsham at Southwater Country Park. I was wondering if it would be possible to promote this walk to your Sussex members and on the website for the West Sussex area.

You can find more information on our website www.memorywalk.org.uk or on the below email which you can forward to your friends and family.


I am writing on behalf on Christian Aid in Peterborough to tell you the details of an upcoming event; March for Justice. Through your interest in scenic walks, we thought that this particular campaign may be of interest to you.

In October 2011, Christian Aid Parishad is organising a year-long series of marches of dalit and tribal people in India. This will culminate in an enormous 100,000 strong march from Gwalior to Delhi in October 2012.

The marchers’ goal is to claim rights to land that their families have worked and lived on for generations, and which they are denied because of discrimination. Access to land is vital in helping communities to support their own livelihoods and could potentially lift hundreds of millions of Indians out of extreme poverty.

To show our solidarity, Christian Aid has organised two sponsored walks in cities across the UK on 1st October 2011 and in October 2012. The walks will raise money to support the work of Ekta Parishad and other partners working to tackle inequality in Asia. In Peterborough, on the 1st October, we are hoping to inspire people to attend one of 3 sponsored walks of varying lengths, ending in a short service and refreshments at Peterborough Cathedral.

If this campaign is of any interest to your walkers, or you would like flyers or posters, please do not hesitate to contact me for more information about the event. We appreciate any support you are able to offer.

Kind regards,

Lauren Motlin
Christian Aid - East Africa Emergency Appeal


Poverty; Take a Hike !

22 - 24 July, 2011

I work for a charity that you probably haven’t heard of, we`re called Feed the Minds.  Through education we improve the health, finances and rights of the world`s poorest people.  We wish there wasn`t a need for our organisation, but unfortunately there is, 800 million people across the world still cannot read or write and this means millions of people aren’t able to work themselves out of poverty, improve their health or defend their rights.

I`m hoping you will want to change this, and help us help more people.  By joining our sponsored walking event Poverty: Take a Hike! or by recommending it to the members of your walking club, friends, and work colleagues you could transform lives through education. 

We are running the event between the 22nd and 24th of July.  It will be challenging but fun, and will involve climbing 4 mountains in 1 day.

Accommodation, food, fundraising tips and an experienced guide will be provided, but you will need to be over 18 years old, organise your own travel to and from the Snowdonia National Park, and raise £400 to help our education for change programme. 

More information about us can be found on www.feedtheminds.org or http://tinyurl.com/ftmvmg

Education really can make a world of difference.


Saturday 11 September, 2010

Ride + Stride, a sponsored walking and cycling event between churches. It is a quintessentially British event on Saturday 11th September, which raises money to repair church roofs or fix bell towers – saving church buildings for their communities.

It’s a chance to explore the landscape in a different way and discover some of the glorious church buildings we have. People can choose their own routes, so they can be as energetic as they like, and many of the churches provide delicious home-made refreshments for weary walkers.

Is this something that your group would like to be involved with? More info can be found here - www.rideandstrideuk.org


18 September, 2010

2010 Mountain-Trail-Challenge

Remaining Places are Filling Up Fast!
There are now nearly 400 participants registered to do the 2010 Mountain-Trail-Challenge; the remaining places are filling up fast!
If you would like to participate in the event this year please send in your applications forms as soon as possible.
PLEASE NOTE: There is NO on the day entry; you must pre-register using the application form on the website.
Latest Information & Reminders for Participants
Cafe - The onsite Cafe will be open before and during registration should you wish to purchase breakfast. You should also be able to get a meal on your return to the finish.
Making it round ? Rest and eat well the week before the event; keep eating and hydrated on the way round (HAVE A BREAKFAST AT THE CAFE BEFORE YOU START).
Parking - Please car share if possible.
Safety ? Please FOLLOW the route description and safety information issued at registration. 
Refreshments / MUG - Remember to bring your own mug for free refreshments at some of the checkpoints.
Have a great day - We hope you all have a great day!

www.Mountain-Trail-Challenge.com


Northumberland National Park

Free walks for all ages with National Park Voluntary Rangers in Northumberland National Park

Once again this summer, our Voluntary Rangers will be out and about at a number of National Park locations to share some of the knowledge and stories they have about our landscape, wildlife and history. These Voluntary Ranger led walks are free of charge and are an ideal way of getting into the great outdoors for a half day. Families and people of all ages are welcome. There is no need to book, just turn up on the day.

Dogs: Only registered assistant dogs please.

For further information about these walks or to download a leaflet, log onto: www.northumberlandnationalpark.org.uk

Free Walks and Talks for 2010

August

15 August 1pm 3 or 5 miles & 2 or 3 hours
Explore Ingram & the Breamish Valley. Start: National Park Centre Ingram ?

15 August 1pm 4 miles
Explore Simonside Start: Lordenshaws Car Park. Visit The Beacon and Simonside Tops.

15 August 11am 5.8 miles 4 hours
Forts & Flowers. Start: Walltown National Park Picnic Site

15 August 11am & 2pm 1.5 miles 1 hour
The Black House & Catcleugh Reservoir. Find out about life at Catcleugh Reservoir over 100 years ago by visiting the restored cabin. The Black House, home of one of hundreds of workmen. Start: The entrance to Catcleugh Reservoir near Byrness.

22 August 1pm 3 or 5 miles & 2 or 3 hours
Explore Ingram & Breamish Valley. Start: National Park Centre Ingram ?

22 August 11am 8 miles 4.5 hours
Romans & Ruins. Start: National Park Centre Once Brewed. PATROL

22 August 11am & 2pm 1.5 miles 1 hour
The Black House & Catcleugh Reservoir. Find out about life at Catcleugh Reservoir over 100 years ago by visiting the restored cabin. The Black House, home of one of hundreds of workmen. Start: The entrance to Catcleugh Reservoir near Byrness.

29 August 1pm 3 or 5 miles & 2 or 3 hours
Explore Ingram & the Breamish Valley. Start: National Park Centre Ingram ?

29 August 1pm 4 miles
Explore Simonside Start: Lordenshaws Car Park. Visit The Beacon and Simonside Tops.

29 August 11am 4.4 miles 3 hours
Crags & Loughs along Hadrian’s Wall. Start: National Park Centre Once Brewed

29 August 11am & 2pm 1.5 miles 1 hour
The Black House & Catcleugh Reservoir. Find out about life at Catcleugh Reservoir over 100 years ago by visiting the restored cabin. The Black House, home of one of hundreds of workmen. Start: The entrance to Catcleugh Reservoir near Byrness.

September

5 September 11am 7.8 miles 5 hours
Forts & Castles. Start: Walltown National Park Picnic Site. PATROL

12 September 11am 4.4 miles 3 hours
Crags & Loughs along Hadrian’s Wall. Start: National Park Centre Once Brewed

Cancer and Bio-detection Dogs First Ever SPONSORED WALK

Sunday, 4 July, 2010

3km Treasure Trail - 5km Walk - Picnic

In aid of Cancer and Bio-Detection Dogs

Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckingham, MK18 5DQ

From 10am (dogs welcome)


Wildside Walk

14 March, 2010

The walk, to raise funds for VSO, will start at the Northmoor Trust and there will be the possibility to buy tea and cakes at the end and to visit the Project Timescape Exhibition at the end.

For information/directions and sponsorship forms please contact:

Chris Eady (OIWF) 01865 245 793,
christine.eadywat@tiscali.co.uk

Helena Nielsen(VSO) 01865 880 685

Jane Mercer (VSO) 01865 246 608


The Oxfam Ox-Trail 2009 Sponsored Walk Macclesfield to Leek 16 miles

Thursday 13th August and Sunday 16th August 2009

We are organising a sponsored walk on Thursday 13th August and Sunday 16th August 2009 setting out from Macclesfield Town Football ground at 9am and arriving in Leek several hours later. The walk is 16 miles (32 miles for those experienced in walking long distances), keeping off the main roads as far as possible, taking in part of the Macclesfield Canal and some truly beautiful countryside around Rudyard Lake and the miniature railway. By walking you will be helping people all over the world - from Darfur to Pakistan, the Middle East to Sri Lanka.

The money you raise will go to support Oxfam's Emergencies Fund, a life saving tool in helping people recover clean water and sanitation, health and hygiene care and security for some of the 30 million people affected by conflict or natural disaster every year.

Funding such work is essential to reduce death and disease and to help communities recover from floods, famine, persecution and conflict.

Oxfam make a real difference to people's lives worldwide but we cannot do it without you. Just £50 could pay for a hygienic toilet, vital for preventing the spread of disease in an emergency.

The staff and volunteers of Oxfam shop in Macclesfield will be joining with members of the public to raise as much money as possible. We also need people to act as marshals with vehicles along the route to provide refreshments, support and to pick up walkers who have reached their personal limit.

We are inviting local businesses to get involved either through sponsorship or by encouraging employees to join the walk, and looking to local radio stations and newspapers for coverage of the event.

Please contact the Macclesfield Oxfam shop on 01625 429939 or call in and see us at 74 Mill Street, Macclesfield - ask for Vikki or Ian.

To join the walk and get sponsors please register at the shop and to show your commitment please pay £1.00 for the sponsorship form. All monies raised to Oxfam's Emergencies Fund.

You can sponsor on line at http://www.justgiving.com/oxfam_macclesfield

Thank you for supporting Oxfam


Beating the Bounds of Berkshire

2nd May to 10th May, 2009

Beating the Bounds is an ancient custom observed in many English parishes. The community would walk the boundaries of the parish to share the knowledge of where the boundaries lay, and to ask for protection for the lands. As part of BACYP`s 60th anniversary celebration we have joined forces with the Rotary Club of Pangbourne to revive this ancient tradition and attempt for the first time ever to Beat the entire Boundary of Berkshire.

Taking place over nine days (2nd May to 10th May) and broken down into 18 stages BACYP are asking for the support of everybody to come along and walk one or more of the sections. We are attempting to bring the communities and generations together and enjoy the beauty, history and natural wonder that Berkshire has to offer and at the same time raise money for Age Concern Berkshire and over fantastic charities. Patron of the event HRH the Duke of Edinburgh will be opening the event and be leading the walk from Windsor on 2nd May and I sincerely hope you can join us for a section of the walk along the way.

For more information please visit www.beatingthebounds.co.uk or contact myself at Andrew.horner@bacyp.co.uk

To find out more information regarding BACYP please visit www.bacyp.co.uk


Hadrians Wall Challenge

7th & 10th May 2009

Local charity Disability North is again looking for experienced walkers to take on the 84 mile Hadrian’s Wall Sponsored Challenge in May 2009. Anyone over 18 can join in on the walk and if you feel you are ready to put in the training, this is the challenge for you!

The walk will take place between 7th & 10th May 2009. On day one, the participants will be transported to Bowness-on-Solway for the start of the walk where they will continue to Walton, day two they will walk to Once Brewed, day three Heddon on the Wall and finally day four will see them finish at Wallsend. Once completed, the walkers will be invited back to Disability North with friends and family for a celebration in recognition of their achievement.

Ruth Woodfine took on the walk last year and has already signed up for the year challenge this year she said: “I have done the walk for the last two years. It’s an amazing experience, I found it both exhausting and exhilarating but it really is a great event for people who like to set themselves a physical challenge.”

This year’s challenge raised a massive £5,000, which will be directly put back into the charity to provide free information and advice to disabled people and their families throughout the region.

To sign up for more information on what is sure to be a fantastic experience, please contact Disability North Events on Tel: 0191 284 0480, Fax: 0191 213 0910, E-mail: events@disabilitynorth.org.uk


Malvern Hills Walk in aid of St Richard`s Hospice

Saturday 16th May 2009

Each year St Richard’s Hospice organises a walk on the Malvern Hills with three routes to suit all ages and abilities. Last year we raised over £30,000 from the walk which goes towards the £4.8m running costs to provide free of charge care to people with a life threatening illness in Worcestershire and supporting their families.

Beautiful views of the Worcestershire countryside and beyond (if it’s a clear day!) can be enjoyed from all three routes. The 2 and 5 mile routes are circular from the Blackhills car park to the Wych cutting and back and are marked out by arrows. The 11 mile route goes from Chase End to North Quarry along the ridge of the hills (with a few lower contour options at times) and walkers follow written instructions. There is no entry fee but walkers are asked to raise as much sponsorship money as possible for the hospice.

We are hoping to recruit as many people as possible so that we can raise even more money than last year and would be grateful if you could include information about this popular event on your website.

This year the walk is on Saturday 16th May 2009. St Richard’s Hospice provides free of charge, specialist palliative care, to patients living cancer and other life threatening illnesses and supports their families.

St Richard’s has always been a very special charity offering a haven of dignity, care and compassion to our patients and their families. However, we can only continue to provide this specialist care thanks to the generosity of our supporters and donors.

Demand for our care is constantly increasing and we now help 1,800 patients and their families each year through all our services, including our nurses in the community and our family support team. Each month we receive at least 70 new referrals to our Clinical Nurse Specialists who support patients in their own homes. Our 15-bed In-patient Unit runs 24-hours a day, all year round, offering specialist palliative care with a ratio of nurses to patients of 2:1. The Unit is frequently at full capacity.

As you can imagine, all these specialist services are very costly to provide. We need to find nearly 70% of the £4.8m it costs to provide our services this year.

Our annual Malvern Hills Walk is a major fundraising event in our calendar and we would very much appreciate your support in recruiting walkers.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for further information. You can call me on 01905 763963 or email JStreet@strichards.org.uk

Thank you for your time.


Stroll For Stroke

Sunday 17 May, 2009

During May, we have National Stroke Awareness Day, and we are holding a 'Stroll for Stroke' at Cannon Hill Park, Birmingham. It is an event that any age and ability can take part in, approx 1 mile in length along flat tarmac footpaths – so bring your children, your granny and your dog!

Sponsorship couldn`t be easier – either go for the mile, or if you don`t think you can manage that, how about sponsorship per step – everyone that registers for the walk will automatically receive a pedometer.

For more information and to register contact: jayne.bevan-rabone@stroke.org.uk

www.stroke.org.uk