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Bluebell Walk

EVENT OVERVIEW

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3 May 2020
9am to 2pm
Early Bird Tier 2 prices
Adult - 18 or over: £10
Young adult - 13 to 17: £4.99
Under 13: FREE
Cudham Recreation Ground, Cudham Lane South, Kent. TN14 7QB

Online sign up now open with early bird tier 2 prices

  • Who will you walk for?

    Bluebell Walk is a special way of remembering a loved one whilst raising money to support the care of people in our community facing the end of their lives.

    Starting and finishing in the picturesque village of Cudham, Bluebell Walk will take you on an exploration of the beautiful Kent countryside. With routes ranging between three and nine miles long, you can choose on the day between a short spring meander or a hearty countryside ramble.

    Bluebell Walk is the perfect opportunity to get back to nature with family and friends. After all, there’s nothing quite like getting outdoors on a lovely spring day for some fresh air, beautiful bluebells and great company.

  • While your entry fee helps to cover the cost of running Bluebell Walk the money you raise in sponsorship is what goes towards the care that people are receiving right now. We can only care for people because of the generosity of your donations. We can’t do it without you.

    Fundraising doesn’t need to be daunting! If you’re worried about raising money don’t panic, because we’re here to help.

    Setting up a JustGiving page

    You can choose to fundraise however you like, but the easiest way to raise money is by setting up a page with JustGiving. Here’s why:

    • It’s quick to set up and simple to use
    • You can fundraise on your own or as part of a group
    • Your friends and family can sponsor you easily online
    • You can keep track of donations.

    Set up a JustGiving page

    JustGiving Top Tips

    1. Make it personal

    Give people a reason to care by telling them why St Christopher’s is important to you. Your Page can raise 36% more when you add a short intro.

    1. Set a target

    It’s always good to have something for you and your supporters to aim for, and setting a fundraising target is the best way to do this. If you raise £100 you are eligible for a free Bluebell Walk t-shirt.

    1. Add a profile picture

    Get 23% more sponsorship by adding an eye-catching image.

    1. Remind people to sponsor you

    People have busy lives and if they don’t respond the first time you ask them, it doesn’t mean they don’t want to sponsor you, they might just need a little nudge!

    Set up a JustGiving page

    Download a sponsorship form

    If you prefer a good old paper form when it comes to raising sponsorship, you can download and print off our Bluebell Walk sponsorship form below.

    Download a sponsorship form

    Handing in sponsorship

    If you have already set up a JustGiving Page, we will receive the money you raise automatically. If you have raised money using the sponsorship form, you can pay in the money you raised by phone using your debit/credit card (call us on 020 8768 4575) or send a cheque made payable to ‘St Christopher’s’ to:

    Bluebell Walk
    St Christopher’s Hospice
    51-59 Lawrie Park Road
    Sydenham
    SE26 6DZ

    If you have cash, you can pop in and see us during office hours:

    • St Christopher’s Hospice, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham SE26 6DZ (Monday – Friday 9am-5pm)
    • St Christopher’s Orpington, Caritas House, Tregony Road BR6 9XA (Monday – Friday 9am – 4.30pm)

    If you are a UK taxpayer, the value of your donation can increase by at least 25% under the Gift Aid scheme at no additional cost to you!

  • Getting to Bluebell Walk

    The start and finish for all walks is at Cudham Recreation Ground, Cudham Lane South, Cudham, Kent TN14 7QB

    Parking: There is free parking available on a first come, first served basis at Cudham Recreation Ground.

    Shuttle Bus: There will be a free shuttle bus from Orpington railway station on the day. We will update this page and contact walkers on the email provided at registration with the exact timetable in April. It will be approximately every hour.

    The routes

    We do not need to know what route you are doing in advance. All walks start and finish at Cudham Recreation Ground. There is a choice of two walking loops:

    Halstead:

    Green Walk (3 miles)
    Pink Walk (5 miles)
    Yellow Walk (9 miles)

     Downe:

    Purple Walk (5 Miles)
    Blue Walk ( 7 miles)

    Walks can be started anytime between 9am and 2pm, except the Blue Walk (7 miles) and Yellow Walk (9 miles) walks which must be started between 9am and 12pm.

    Maps and instructions are to be picked up on the day when you sign in. All walks use stiles and kissing gates, so unfortunately are not suitable for prams or wheelchairs.

    Dogs are welcome: Your four-legged friends are welcome, but do make sure you clear up any mess, keep dogs on leads where applicable and bring a bowl! We will of course provide the water. The Downe routes are more dog-friendly.

    Registration/check in on the day

    Everybody needs to register / check in at the Registration Tent before starting their walk. You will be handed a map and directions, showing all of our routes, as well as any other information you might need on the day.

    If you have anyone who would like to join your team or take part and they do not register in advance, they can register on the day at an increased rate.

    If you would like to add someone to your team before Tuesday 28 April, please call 020 8768 4575

    Advance registration will close on Tuesday 28 April 2020

    Donate £25 or raise £100 for a free Bluebell Walk t-shirt

    If you donated £25 when you registered or raise £100* or more in sponsorship (per person) you are eligible for a free Bluebell Walk t-shirt!

    T-shirts are available on a first come, first served basis and we would recommend that you pick up your t-shirt on one of our collection days before the event.

    *If you have raised £100 or more, please bring proof of sponsorship to show at one of our t-shirt collection days or at the event.

    Purchase a Bluebell Walk t-shirt

    T-shirts are available for a donation of just £5!

    You will be able to customise your t-shirt and let everyone know who you are walking in memory of. Wearing a Bluebell Walk t-shirt is a great way to show everyone that you are supporting St Christopher’s and makes a great keepsake from the day.

    You can purchase your t-shirt on one of our t-shirt collection days (see below) from either St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham or St Christopher’s Orpington. Alternatively you can buy them at the event, where there will be a station for customisation. To save on postal costs we do not send t-shirts.

    St Christopher’s Hospice, Sydenham

    • Saturday 21 March, 11am – 4pm
    • Thursday 2 April, 4.30pm – 7.30pm
    • Sunday 19 April, 11am – 4pm

    St Christopher’s Orpington

    • Thursday 19 March, 11.30am – 3pm
    • Tuesday 7 April,  2pm – 7pm

    Speak to the team and thanks

    We can’t thank you enough for taking part in the Bluebell Walk and supporting St Christopher’s. We are so grateful for your support. If you need any more information about the event, fundraising or our work please call the Bluebell Walk Team on 020 8768 4575 or email bluebellwalk@stchristophers.org.uk

    Good luck with your fundraising! Remember, if you need any more help please get in touch.

  • Tier 2: 3 February – 1 March
    Adult: £10
    Young adult (13-17): £4.99
    Under 13: Free

    Tier 3: 2 March – 28 April
    Adult: £12
    Young adult (13-17): £4.99
    Under 13: Free

    Advance registration will close on Tuesday 28 April 2020

    On the day
    Adult: £20
    Young adult (13-17): £10
    Child (5-12): £5
    Under 5: Free
    Family (2 adults, 5 children/young adults max.): £50

  • When you sign up for Bluebell Walk you can choose one of the following options:

    Donate £25 – receive a free Bluebell Walk t-shirt and have access to our VIP area where you can sign in on the day

    Raise £100 – raise £100 or more in sponsorship and receive a free Bluebell Walk t-shirt

    Sign up now

More information

Jo Mowbray and the Bluebell Walk Team

020 8768 4575

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