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Walk of Life
May 11, 2019
Walk of Life
Saturday 11th May 2019 @ Kennet and Avon Canal
Registration is now open for this popular walking marathon and 10 mile
trail, along the beautiful Kennet & Avon canal. The sponsored walk is
organised by the charity for the RUH, The Forever Friends Appeal, so
every step you take will support patients and their families, at a
time when they need it the most.
Legendary Glastonbury Festival founder, Michael Eavis CBE will be back
again to open the start of the walk’s epic 26.2 mile (approx.) route
in Bishops Cannings, near Devizes. From there the walk heads along the
towpath, through Bradford on Avon, before finishing at the iconic
Holburne Museum in Bath. The 10 mile afternoon route joins in the fun
in Bradford on Avon.
The walk was originally created with and in memory of a wonderful
lady, Vanessa Kyte, who passed away from cancer in 2007. Since then,
thousands of people have taken part to celebrate the life and memories
of their own loved ones, to show support for someone receiving
treatment or simply to take on the challenge. As a local hospital
serving Bath, Somerset and Wiltshire the RUH touches the lives of over
half a million people, whether as a patient ourselves or visiting a
loved one. It’s where our babies are born, where our broken limbs
are repaired, where we fight diseases, face the challenges of old age,
learn to manage long-term conditions and so much more. The vital funds
raised from the walk will help pay for extra special projects and
state-of-the-art equipment (beyond the remit of the NHS) that will
transform care for the hundreds of thousands of patients and families
cared for each and every year.
Open to both men and women. Early bird entry costs £20 until 3rd
December and £25 thereafter (includes a t-shirt, medal, water and
treats along the way & lots of support) and you can choose to walk in
support of any ward, department or campaign at the RUH that’s close
to your heart. The event is proudly sponsored by Kier Construction and
M J Church.
To sign up, visit www.foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk or contact Laura in
the Events Team on 01225 821535.