Walking the Test Way for The Mayor’s Charities Appeal
Sunday 29 September www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mayorofeastleigh
The team that have been training all summer for this sponsored walk, all completed a 5.5 mile training walk before the day of our walk!
We completed our challenge and received our medals. It was a day which started very wet but which was only a bit drizzly at the start of our walk and ended with sunshine. It was soft and muddy underfoot.
There is still time to sponsor us. Look at our fundraising page where you will find pictures of the day and all the people who walked with us this summer and contributed to our success. Thank you to everyone involved.
This year instead of staff and committee members completing a sponsored walk for the society, we are training up an inclusive team of walkers to complete one of the distances on the Test Way Walk for the Mayor of Eastleigh’s Charities Appeal.
We have seven willing walkers, including the Mayor himself, who will complete the five mile stretch!
There is still time to join us if you are an experienced walker and/or just need a little training. Training resumes in mid September, the walk itself is on Sunday, 29 September.
If you admire our resolve but do not want to walk, why not sponsor our team?
Visit our Just Giving Page to leave an online donation or to follow the progress of our training – look out for pics of our training fist bumps, taken at the end of each walk.
This year. instead of staff and committee members completing a sponsored walk for the society, we are training up an inclusive team of walkers to complete one of the distances on the Test Way Walk for the Mayor of Eastleigh’s Charities Appeal.
Our inclusive team includes two people who are providing support and the rest are people with learning disabilities who want to support the Mayor of Eastleigh’s Charities. They are not people who walk a lot generally. They are putting regular effort each week into being trained to walk the five miles for the Test Way Walk.
Please support them!
Why not think about joining us? There are three distances: 11, 8 or 5 miles. The training is mild and undemanding, starting with walks for 1 mile and then gradually building up. We are walking on Tuesdays mornings throughout the summer.
If you admire our resolve but do not want to walk, why not sponsor our team? Visit our Just Giving Page to leave an online donation.
The cost for each walker is £14 for the day and each person must raise a minimum of £50 for the cause. If you are interested in walking, please call the office (023 8048 3471).
Walking the Test Way
Would you like to have a day of walking in the countryside with friends and raise money for three good local causes? Then come walk with us on Sunday, September 29.
There is a choice of three possible distances: 11 miles, 8 miles and 5 miles. We hope to have a group of walkers doing all three distances if we have sufficient experienced walkers.
We will be encouraging those who want to take part, to join us for some training so we are all confident we can walk the distance.
We would like some experienced walkers to volunteer to walk with our members. The cost for each walker is £14 for the day and each person must raise a minimum of £50 for the cause. You might be surprised how supportive your friends are.
Walkers must be prepared to accept the weather that is served up that day. You should also carry appropriate clothing and food. Water is provided along the route and there are conveniences at various intervals. The route is marshalled and first aid assistance can be provided, however the walk is not on main roads, some of the time it is on the path of an old railway, cutting through the fields, there are also stiles that must be climbed.
The walks start in Stockbridge (11 miles), Horsebridge (8 miles) and Mottisfont (5 miles). Everyone meets and registers in Romsey on the day and is then bussed out to the appropriate start.
The walk must be completed within a certain number of hours, so anyone walking must be confident they can complete it in time. At the end of the walk there is a medal presentation and applause in the Memorial Garden in Romsey.
If you are interested, please call the office (0238048 3471) for a conversation with Michelle or talk to her at one of our clubs, to register your interest. Some of us have completed this walk before and can tell you it is a great experience.