Be a Saint and walk the Way for children's charity
PUBLISHED: 16:35 03 March 2011 | UPDATED: 18:58 20 February 2013
The Rotary Club of St Austell is encouraging local people to tread the path of the Saints and help a good cause. Over the May Day Bank Holiday Weekend, you can walk the picturesque path from Padstow to Fowey and help build a children's hospice.
The Rotary Club of St Austell is encouraging local people to tread the path of the Saints and help a good cause.
Over the May Day Bank Holiday Weekend, you can walk the picturesque path from Padstow to Fowey and help build a childrens hospice in the county by taking part in the Saints Way Sponsored Walk in aid of Childrens Hospice South Wests Precious Lives Appeal.
John Allen, of the Rotary Club of St Austell, says:
The walk is divided into approximately three ten mile legs; Padstow to Withiel, Withiel to Luxulyan, and Luxulyan to Fowey. The total distance can therefore be spread over three days, two, or just walk for one day. You can walk one, two, or all three legs, its up to you.
Designated parking areas mark the start and finish points at Padstow, Withiel, Luxulyan and Fowey and transport is arranged in the morning to your desired commencing position from your finishing car park.
The Rotary Club of St Austell is seriously hoping to double the stake of over 5,000 raised last year as we are confidently and successfully organising this event for the third year.
Our utmost aim is to make the event fun filled and truly enjoyable for all, and in so doing raise money for the childrens hospice here in Cornwall at Porthpean.
The new childrens hospice, Little Harbour, is being built by regional charity Childrens Hospice South West. The charity already runs two special hospices in the South West Little Bridge House in North Devon and Charlton Farm in North Somerset to provide care and support for families with life-limited children. The provision of a third childrens hospice will mean that no family will need to travel more than ninety minutes to reach their nearest home from home.
Mary Murfin, Community Fundraiser for Childrens Hospice South West, says:
The Saints Way Walk features historic remains, ancient footbridges, old tracks, and fascinating churches and follows a wonderfully varied course through valleys, woodlands, pastures, moors, villages, and ancient field systems. What a great way to explore some of Cornwalls most beautiful surroundings whilst raising vital funds to build a childrens hospice in the county.
Dog walkers are welcome; however the country code needs to be observed. Marshalls will be positioned at strategic pit stops to provide refreshments, and St John Ambulance will be supporting the event. All walkers will receive a Precious Lives Appeal t-shirt.
The Saints Way Sponsored Walk takes place on Saturday 30th April, Sunday 1st May, and Monday 2nd May. Registration is 10 for individuals or teams up to four. Registration forms, sponsorship forms, and further details are available from Hawkins Motor Group, 57 Gwindra Rd, St Stephen 01726 828100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Further information is also available on the Rotary Club of St Austell website: www.rotary1290.org
To find out more about Childrens Hospice South Wests Precious Lives Appeal to build Little Harbour visit www.chsw.org.uk or phone 01872 216166.