Rotary hopes to raise record amount with Nailsea Charity Walks

PUBLISHED: 12:00 15 March 2019

Nailsea Charity Walks. Picture: Bob Keightley

Nailsea Charity Walks. Picture: Bob Keightley

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A mass sponsored walk which enables supporters to raise money for a variety of different causes is taking place in Nailsea on June 9.

The hugely popular Nailsea Charity Walks and Runs event is sponsored by Rotary, Nailsea and Backwell and is in its eighth year.

More entrants than ever took part last year and walkers also raised a record-breaking amount – with £26,000 donated to charities and good causes.

More: Record year for Nailsea Charity Walks.

Rotary spokesman Alan Davies said: “The event represents a painless way of raising vital funds for local charities and good causes while having fun and enjoying the company of others.

“In the seven years since Rotary, Nailsea and Backwell started its local charity walks and runs, in excess of £120,000 has been raised.

“The target in 2019 is to hoist that magnificent total to £150,000 if possible.”

There are three routes for people to choose from – a 5km route which is suitable for people with wheelchairs and pushchairs, a 10km which is a slightly more challenging route and the 20km course for more experienced walkers and runners.

For those who prefer to walk in a group, there is a communal walk along the 10km route starting at 10.30am and one along the 5km course beginning at 11am.

All routes start and finish at Scotch Horn Leisure Centre, in Brockway, and members of Rotary Nailsea and Backwell will hand out maps, instructions and guidance telephone numbers to help walkers.

People can participate by themselves or with family and friends in aid of a cause close to their hearts and entry is £7 for adults and free for under 18s.

Everyone who completes one of the three courses will receive a medal and certificate.

Graham Hunt, from the organising committee said: “The club invites all members of the community to come along to take part or just encourage the participants.

“People have taken part, they tend to come back each year.”

Last year more than 300 people took part on the sponsored walk and organisers are hoping even more will sign up for the fundraiser this year.

For more information or a registration form, call Graham on 07970 771845 or email grahamjeanhunt@tiscali.co.uk

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