More than 200 people have already snapped up the early bird offer and registered for the Bridge the Gap charity walk on Sunday 15 September. You can take advantage of the discounted £16 rate and gain access to six fabulous Cambridge landmarks, only until midnight on Friday 12 July!
Sign up for Bridge the Gap Walk for just £16
The walk - which starts at 9.30am - begins and finishes at Parker’s Piece. Over the space of the morning, you will be invited into Christ’s, Queen’s, Corpus Christi, Pembroke and Downing Colleges as well as the University College Library. The family-friendly walk sponsored by Cambridge Building Society, welcomes around 2000 participants annually, spanning all generations.
The early bird price of £16 per adult is on offer until midnight on Friday 12 July 2019. You can sign up by visiting http://www.arhc.org.uk/BTG, by calling 01223 675888, or by picking up a registration form in person from: Romsey Mill (Hemingford Road, Cambridge); the Arthur Rank Hospice (adjacent to the Babraham Road Park & Ride); any of the Charities’ shops; or your local Cambridge Building Society or Co-op.
Throughout the walk, the Society of Cambridge Tourist Guides will be on hand to offer interesting historical tales and provide an array of information about The University of Cambridge’s stunning grounds and the College’s features. A range of activities will be taking place on Parker’s Piece and there will be musical entertainment along the route, including performances from Sing! Choirs and Jazz Wave. The City of Cambridge Brass Band will play for walkers as they pass over the finish line and make their way towards the ‘Time for Cake’ tent or one of the food and drinks stalls - the holders of which are kindly donating a percentage of their proceeds to the two benefitting charities, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and Romsey Mill.
The Bridge the Gap committee consists of Arthur Rank Hospice Charity - a long standing beneficiary - and Romsey Mill who came on board in 2016, as well as the Cambridge Building Society (headline sponsors), alongside sponsors TTP, Cambridge Assessment and the Rotary Club of Cambridge whose continued support ensures that 100% of participant’s entry fee directly benefits the Charities. Last year saw the addition of Co-op Food Stores to the organising committee, as well as media partners Cambridge Independent and Cambridge 105 Radio, all of whom are once again lending their support to the community event this year.
Donna Talbot, Director of Fundraising and Communications for Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, comments: “I was lucky enough to be able to walk the route last week and whether you are returning walkers or this is your first time, I am confident that you are going to love what we have planned for you. With every turn there is so much to see, from the stunning centuries of architecture to the beautifully presented gardens, you can’t fail to be impressed. Furthermore, it is a wonderful way to support two charities who touch the lives of so many in the county.”
Neil Perry, Chief Executive for Romsey Mill, added: “Whether you are new to Cambridge, or have been here for a while, the Bridge the Gap walk provides an enjoyable and accessible opportunity to discover many of the city’s unique sights and features. This year’s route includes well known landmarks like The Mathematical Bridge at Queens’ College and the University Library, as well as many hidden courts, chapels and gardens within College grounds. Come and take part – it’s a real treat. And if you sign up by 12th July, it’s only £16 per adult.”
Prices increase to £18 per adult after Friday 12 July. Online registration will continue to be available until 1pm on Friday 13 September, or walkers can sign up on the day for £20. Up to three children, accompanied by a paying adult are free of charge, although donations towards the cost of their places are encouraged.
As well as being a charitable event, Bridge the Gap Walk is also a sociable occasion: groups of friends, families or work colleagues are welcome, with special rates offered of £16 per person within a group of 10 or more, until Friday 13 September. For group bookings please call Arthur Rank Hospice Charity on 01223 675888.
Image: Walkers enjoy previous years of Bridge the Gap. Photo ‘courtesy of Sir Cam’.
Arthur Rank Hospice Charity supports people in Cambridgeshire living with an advanced serious illness or a life-limiting condition and those who need end-of-life care. Our ‘Outstanding’ services are provided free of charge to patients and their families.
We care for more than 4,100 patients each year at our Hospice in Cambridge, the Alan Hudson Day Treatment Centre in Wisbech and in patients’ own homes via the Arthur Rank Community Team. This care supports people to improve their quality of life and fulfil their end of their life choices.
It will cost £10.5 million in 2021/2022 to run our services, which are provided free of charge to patients and their loved ones. We have currently secured £6.98 million from the NHS, meaning that £3.52 million needs to be raised through donations, fundraising activities and trading. We are extremely grateful to our local community for the continual dedication, commitment and generosity they show in supporting us to meet this target.
For further information, please visit arhc.org.uk