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Grufff

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Re: Charity Walks
« Reply #15 on: 22:41:01, 10/11/10 »
My friends and I for my 30th birthday are walking from San Francisco to Los Angeles and doing it in just 3 weeks. Doing it to raise money for Oxfam. So any donations or advice would be great. Heading off on the 21st November this year.

Many Thanks

Rob

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Re: The first 10 Peaks Challenge
« Reply #16 on: 12:50:50, 18/11/10 »
The date for the 2011 event is 2nd July, and entries are now open! We now have even more corporate support allowing us to provide water, energy products, transport and a free T-shirt to everyone taking part. 10 Peaks is a non-profit organisation and any proceeds will go to Macmillan Cancer Support. For more information and to enter visit www.10peaks.com
Paul
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10 highest peaks / 73km / 5600m ascent / 24 hours

sue ryder - preston

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Ribble Way Challenge
« Reply #17 on: 11:06:04, 17/12/10 »
The Sue Ryder - Ribble Way Challenge takes place on 18-19 June 2011 and is a100km walk in under 30 hours.
 
Each team of four walkers will require a support team of two people who will provide your food, water, change of clothes, drive a support vehicle and meet you at every checkpoint.  Your support crew will be vital to your success and comfort along the way.
 
You will start between 6.30am—8.30am on Saturday18th June at Ribblehead on the edge of the Pennines and finish at Preston Dock, within 30 hours, on Sunday 19th June. 
 
Entry is £25 per walker and support crew go free.
Your entry fee contributes to the cost of providing first aid, safety, administration and specialist support through-out this professionally led event.
 
 
This event relies on participants raising sponsorship to be successful, so we’re asking every team member to raise around £250 as a part of their team building and commitment to this event. Participants can raise funds through various fundraising activities and a dedicated fundraiser will support you through raising your sponsorship.
 
£250 provides a nurse for 30 hours in one of our Hospices or Neurological Care Centres. This means for every hour you walk the Ribble Way Challenge you are providing a nurse during that hour.
 
For more information on the Ribble Way Challenge
 
Visit: http://www.suerydercare.org/events.php/810/the_ribbleway_challenge
Call: 01772 698145 / 07788181300
Email: [email protected]
 
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Re: Charity Walks
« Reply #18 on: 17:23:10, 16/01/11 »
Big Black Mountain Challenge,
 
entry is now open,£15 to enter and that goes to the mountain rescue guys that organise it,did the 29km route last year,my first in Wales.Loved it and will return with a few mates this year.
Just google BBMC
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10peaks

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10 Peaks Challenge - the UK's toughest charity challenge
« Reply #19 on: 20:22:29, 25/01/11 »
Some people may read the headline and dispute that. But the stats speak for themselves. The 10 Peaks involves climbing the 10 highest peaks in the Lake District in one continuous walk/run covering 73km with at least 5600m of ascent in 24 hours. Of the 52 people that took part last year no one finished. You are probably thinking that no one was fit enough, prepared enough, experienced enough? But you'd be wrong, the field included ironman triathletes, adventure racers, elite marathon runners, fell runners and armed forces. The reason no one finished was mainly due to the unpredictible nature of The Lakes, the one thing you can't really prepare for. Will the sun shine on us this year? Will you be the first person to finish the 10 Peaks Challenge? If you think you're in with a chance or simply just want to push yourself to the limit in some of the UK's most magnificant surroundings visit http://www.10peaks.com

Enter now! The price will go up by £10 at the end of January.
Paul
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10 highest peaks / 73km / 5600m ascent / 24 hours

Jonty

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Charity Walk - The Rotary Navigation - West Yorkshire
« Reply #20 on: 10:30:14, 28/01/11 »
The "Rotary Navigation" is a sponsored walk in aid of local charities. The Charitable causes this year are; Wakefield Hospice, Kirkwood Hospice and The Forget Me Not Trust who are building a children's hospice in West Yorkshire. For 2011 the walk is on the morning of Sunday the 3rd of April. (Mothers Day - but you can knock the 8 miles off before midday can't you!) The route follows the course of the canals between the Navigation Pub in Mirfield and the the Navigation Pub at Calder Grove near Horbury.  The walk is bi-directional so you can start at Calder Grove or start at Mirfield. You can park at the end points and a coach will be available (first come first served) to transport you to your chosen start point.
Registration will be £5 and once registered you will receive your sponsorship form/s.
 
More information and download forms at http://www.rotarynavigation.co.uk
 
Do try and help us support these really good causes.
 
Cheers Jonty

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Re: Charity Walks
« Reply #21 on: 17:05:44, 28/01/11 »
Hi There, I am Walking 27 Miles of Hadrians Wall in one day to raise money for our local St Johns Ambulance station here on my beloved home of Portland. I am walking as part of a 5 strong team from my work (Portland Harbour Authority). Do any of you folks have any Tips for us?  Thanks   Andy :) 
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Walking Englishman

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Re: Charity Walks
« Reply #22 on: 08:10:50, 31/01/11 »
For anyone who is interested I have a free page for posting charity walks at http://www.walkingenglishman.com/charitywalks.htm - the walk can be for any good cause and entries include organisations and individuals walking for a good cause.
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Kidney Research UK

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Re: Charity Walks
« Reply #23 on: 12:23:10, 03/02/11 »
Come along to the first Kidney Reserach UK Nordic Walking event and help us raise vital funds to help saved lives.
 
Taking place on Sunday 20 March 2011 at Ferry Meadows, Peterborough, it promises to be a great day out where you can meet fellow Nordic Walkers and share your experiences with those interested in taking up the activity.
 
To take part, please bring your own poles and refreshments. All we suggest is a donation of £20 or more to take part. Please register by 16 March 2011: www.kidneyresearchuk.org/nordicwalking
Funding research to save lives

mourne wall

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Mourne Wall Challenge
« Reply #24 on: 18:36:52, 05/02/11 »
Mourne Wall Challenge

22 miles
15 peaks
9000 feet of descent
Complete it over one day or two

This is a real challenge following the path of the Mourne Wall in co down. It's all in aid of Teen Challenge Ireland who help people break addiction.

Check out
http://teenchallenge.ie/home/?p=578
for all details

Thanks Clifford
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alzscot

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West Highland Way Saturday 14 - Thursday 19 May
« Reply #25 on: 11:18:22, 07/02/11 »
Can you push yourself to the max? we mean the MAXIMUM! Sign up to the West Highland Way and challenge yourself to complete 12-14 miles per day with two longer days of 19.75 miles and 21 miles!

Alzheimer Scotland is delighted to have teamed up with Scottish company Charity Trek to offer a fully accompanied 6 day walk, covering the West Highland Way.

One of the most spectacular long-distance walks in the UK, the West Highland Way is... 152km (95 miles) long. The walk links Milngavie to Fort William - from the outskirts of Scotland’s largest city to the foot of its highest mountain, following the shores of its largest freshwater loch.

The walk starts on Sat 14th May in Milngavie and ends on Thursday 19th May in Fort William so why not join us for a fun week taking in some of the best scenery around in the company of like-minded people. Everything is organised for you(Accomodation, Food, Guides, Transport) all you just have to come along and walk! Participants are asked to pledge to raise £1000 sponsorship money in order to cover all costs and ensure Alzheimer Scotland benefits financially.

Places are limited so please don’t delay – sign up today.
Contact us on our Events Hotline 0845 2600 789 or email [email protected].

Lhaddy123

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Re: Charity Walks
« Reply #26 on: 01:29:41, 28/02/11 »
Hi all
 
If anyone is from South Lincolnshire and isn't aware there are various sponsored woof and wag walks going on in aid of St Banarbas Lincolnshire Hospice. The woof, the hubby and me are doing on in Bourne woods on the 22nd of May 2011. If you live in South Lincs and have a woof why not contact your local St Barnabas hospice for details?  :)

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Cairn Gorm Challenge
« Reply #27 on: 11:19:11, 01/03/11 »
Barnardo's Cairngorm Challenge
 
September 11th sees children's charity Barnardo's host a hike and bike event through the picturesque national park of Cairngorm. With varying degrees of difficulty people compete in teams to complete this amazing testing challenge for a worthy cause.
 
Register before 30th April 2011 to take advantage of early bird entry.
 
For more information contact myself or check out
 http://www.barnardos.org.uk/cairngormchallenge.htm
 
 

WelshNeil

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Re: Charity Walks
« Reply #28 on: 21:14:08, 02/03/11 »
Slightly different.

For british heart foundation and Papworth hospital, im planning on a run into the waters at ogmore  by sea.

My fiancee lost her brother aged 25. He had a heart transplant aged 24 but it only progloned his life, it didnt save him.

Five years on life without him is still a huge struggle. To show support and show my fiancee and her family that there are other peole who have lost love ones and that there are people they can talk to AND of course to raise money for BHF and PWH; I'm looking for locals to ogmore (or people willing to travel from swansea, bridgend or cardiff) to join us at 10am on christmas day on the beach.

There will be plenty of towels and foil blankets availible along with a shot of brandy for everyone who takes part in running into the water to a buoyed point and back out again.

email me: [email protected] if your interested.

Thanks in advance
Neil x
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Re: Charity Walks
« Reply #29 on: 21:27:42, 02/03/11 »
Don't know if peeps are interested but I thought I would post this. Light family walk in different areas across the uk for the Whale and Dolphin Conservation Society. O0
http://www2.wdcs.org/hych/getactive/marathons/walkforwhales/aboutthewalks.php
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