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Fun Walk

  • Keston Common, Kent
  • 19 September 2021
  • £10 / £4.99

Join us for Fun Walk 2021

Hospice heroes assemble!

Sign up for Fun Walk now

One walk, four routes

Starting and finishing at Keston Common there are four sponsored routes to choose from:

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3 miles
Green route

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5 miles
Pink route

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8 miles
Blue route

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11 miles
Yellow route

DateAdultYoung Adult (12-17)Under 12s
15 March – 30 April £6.99£4.99Free (0-11)
1 May – 30 June
OPEN NOW
£10£4.99Free (0-11)
1- 31 July£12£4.99Free (0-11)
1-31 August £15£4.99Free (0-11)
1-13 September £20£10Child 5-11 £5 
Under 5’s free

Getting to the Fun Walk

Stagecoach Selkent have kindly offered to provide a free ‘Park and Ride’ service from Norman Park as well as a pick-up and drop-off service from Bromley South Station.

You can register for the event online. We strongly encourage everyone to register this way, if you are unable to access the internet please call the Fun Walk team on 020 8768 4575.

All walkers must register in advance. Advance registration closes on 13 September. You will be sent your walker number in the post ahead of the event which must be worn on the day.

Your entry fee contributes to the running costs of Fun Walk and registration fee is non-refundable. The registration fee increases each month.

Walkers of all ages are welcome to take part. All children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult at all times. If you are under 18, you must have parental consent to take part.

The event officially starts at 8.30am. It is important that you arrive at the event to start your walk at the time you booked at registration. We ask you to return no later than 5:30pm when the event finishes, for us to congratulate you and to receive your medal! 

Yes, please let us know that you are signing up as a team. Please include your team name.

Absolutely, it’s a lovely way to remember a loved one. Please let us know when you register who you are walking in memory of.

There are four routes (3, 5, 8 or 11 miles) starting at finishing at Keston Common. The walk is not a race and you can choose the distance that suits you. We do not need to know what route you are doing in advance. You will be provided a map of all of all the routes.

As the routes contain stiles and narrow footpaths through the countryside, unfortunately the routes are not suitable for those using a wheelchair or pram.

Yes, dogs are welcome but do make sure you clear up any mess, keep dogs on leads where applicable. Please read The Countryside Code Leaflet

We do not allow the use of bicycles or scooters on this walk.

Please make sure you wear some comfortable and supportive shoes or trainers. The weather can vary so do come prepared for anything and check the forecast beforehand. The walks are country walks so the paths are uneven and can be muddy if it has rained.

By car: There is restricted parking around the common with only a few car parks for public use.

Bus Shuttle service: We suggest you take advantage of our free ‘park and ride’ service from Norman Park or our pick-up and drop-off service from Bromley South Station. This has kindly been provided free of charge by Stagecoach Selkent in support of Fun Walk.

Participants are able to purchase a t shirt for £10 adult size and £5 per junior size. T-shirts are first-come first service and subject to availability.

T-shirts will be available to purchase and pick up prior to the event on certain collection days.

Absolutely, the more creative, the better. We encourage everyone to dress up for the occasion, and there will be prizes for the best outfit!

There are no cloakroom facilities, so you will not be able to leave your belongings behind when you do the walk.

There will be hot food and refreshments and drink to purchase on the day at the start/finish point at Keston Common.

Your safety is of the utmost importance to us. We have introduced

  • wave times which have to be booked when registering to ensure there is a maximum number of people arriving at the same time.
  • contact free registration will walker numbers and maps being posted prior to the event
  • hand sanitise points at the start/finish

We ask all our walkers to be considerate of their and others wellbeing and we recommend the following

  • Always stick to the 2m rule – stay at 2m distance from members of the public (as per government guidelines)
  • Bring hand sanitiser – you will come into contact with gates and fences, please sanitise your hands to protect both yourself and others
  • Do not walk if you show any symptoms of Covid-19
  • Do not walk if you have come into contact with anyone with symptoms of Covid-19
  • Wear a face covering when at the start and finish and if you enter any public spaces along the route
  • Stay up to date, with and adhere to the current government guidelines

You can walk at your own pace, whatever your fitness level, but please ensure the distance you choose is right for you, especially If you’re taking on the longer routes.

Although there is no minimum sponsorship, we do encourage you to raise as much as you can, as your registration fee only contributes to the cost of putting on the event. The walk relies on your sponsorship to be successful. To motivate you to your fundraising milestones, this year we have some prizes to be won.

All the money raised through your online fundraising Fun Walk page will be directed straight to the hospice bank account. You can pay in your money raised offline by sending a cheque made payable to St Christopher’s to:
Fun Walk HQ, St Christopher’s Hospice, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham, London, SE26 6DZ no later than Sunday 24 October 2021.

Please let us know by emailing funwalk@stchristophers.org.uk or calling the team on 020 8768 4575. If you are unable to participate in the Fun Walk for any reason, all monies collected in support of St Christopher’s must be offered back to the individual sponsors or forwarded to the charity if sponsors do not want their donations returned. You must not attend the event if you show any symptoms of Covid-19 or if you have come in to contact with anyone with symptoms of Covid-19.

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Terms and conditions

1. Registration

1.1 All persons taking part in the Event (each a “Participant”) must be registered with St Christopher’s to take part in the Event.

1.2 Each Participant must complete and submit an entry form (“Entry Form”) whether participating as an individual or in a team.

1.3 Team entries must include the names and addresses of all team members as part of the registration process.

1.4 St Christopher’s is not responsible for technical, hardware or software failures of any kind, lost or unavailable network connections or failed, incomplete, garbled or delayed computer or internet transmissions or other errors or malfunctions of any kind which may prevent receipt by St Christopher’s of an Entry Form.

1.5 All postal Entry Forms (if applicable) must arrive before the closing date for Event registration. Proof of postage must be obtained for postal entries and St Christopher’s accepts no responsibility for lost, damages, illegible, delayed or mislaid Entry Forms.

1.6 Entry to the Event is subject to the payment of the notified fee (and any applicable VAT) payable to St Christopher’s prior to participation in the Event (“Registration Fee”). On payment of the Registration Fee Participants may be given the opportunity to add an optional donation to St Christopher’s (“Registration Donation”).

1.7 For safety reasons age restrictions are adopted for some Events and Participants and for those who are under 18 (“Young Person”) the following may be required:

a. the prior consent of their parent or guardian to participate in the Event; and/or

b. to have an accompanying adult who is over the age of 18 on the date of the Event (“Accompanying Adult”). Any age restrictions will be set out in the Event Information and/or on the Registration Form.

1.8 An Accompanying Adult must be registered to participate in the Event as must any Young Person they are accompanying.

a. Accompanying Adults shall take full responsibility for the Young Person(s) that they are accompanying and must stay with their Young Person(s) at all times during the Event.

b. Unless otherwise agreed in advance by St Christopher’s at its sole discretion, an Accompanying Adult may accompany no more than two Young People.

1.9 For some Events, Participants will be allocated a time at which they can commence the Event. Each Participant agrees that this time cannot be changed unless St Christopher’s in its absolute discretion agrees to a change. Any permitted change will be made before or on the day of the Event and in accordance with the restrictions contained in the Event Information.

2. General

2.1  All participants and supporters must abide by the instructions or regulations displayed or given on the day of the Event by Event officials and/or volunteers/ marshals. 

2.2  We respectfully ask that all participants and supporters do not use aggressive or abusive language towards our Event organisers, marshals, officials, volunteers and other participants. You should also avoid behaving in a way which may cause injury or harm to other participants and/or spectators, or which may cause offence or damage the reputation of St Christopher’s.

2.3  We respectfully ask that all participants and supporters do not drop litter but instead use the litter and recycling facilities available along the route(s) or take litter home to dispose of responsibly.

2.4  Any participant bringing a dog to the Event (where permitted) must act in a responsible manner by making sure that:

• The dog is kept on a lead, under close control always, and any usual equipment (muzzle / harness etc.) used to control the dog is employed on the day.

• The dog has a collar with a clearly identifiable tag.

• Adequate water is supplied for the dog to keep them hydrated.

• Any dog mess is cleaned up and disposed of responsibly.

• All instructions given by the Event Manager and officials/marshals on the day are adhered to.

2.5  We reserve the right to ask participants and supporters to leave an Event if they do not adhere to these Rules. 

2.6  By taking part in the Event participants confirm that neither St Christopher’s nor its sponsors or suppliers will be liable for any loss, damage, illness or injury whatsoever directly or indirectly occasioned by or resulting from their participation in the Event; Including any negligence, wrongful act or default of St Christopher’s, its sponsors, suppliers and/or their respective agents or from any other causes, including any act of God or the participants physical condition. For the avoidance of doubt, nothing in this clause shall exclude or limit our liability for any liability that cannot be excluded or limited by law. 

3. Health & Safety and Medical 

3.1  All Events are non-competitive, non-UKA accredited walks, jogs or runs.

3.2  Participants are responsible for ensuring that they are sufficiently fit and healthy to take part in the Event. Anyone unsure of their physical ability to take part in an Event must therefore seek medical advice from a general practitioner prior to the Event. 

3.3 Notwithstanding rule 3.2 above, we reserve the right to refuse entry to an Event in our absolute discretion, with no refund provided, if for whatever reason we consider a person unfit to take part. We may also ask you to withdraw during an Event if we have concerns about your ability to complete it due to fitness, injury or otherwise. If you choose to continue you do so with the understanding that you are no longer considered a participant of the Event and that you absolve us of all and any responsibility, and progress entirely at your own risk.

3.4 Participants are responsible for ensuring that they are wearing appropriate attire (including footwear) when taking part in an Event, considering the nature of the Event, the weather forecast and the terrain involved.

3.5  All participants must write the following on the reverse of their official Walker Number (if provided), which must be worn on the front of shirts during the Event:

• Their name.

• The details of any health problems or current medication.

• The name and number of a person to contact in case of an emergency.

3.6  We take all reasonable steps to minimise the risk of injury to participants during fundraising events. Stringent risk assessment processes are in place for each Event which aim to minimise or eliminate the risk to everyone taking part. By taking part in an Event, all participants acknowledge that there may be conditions or circumstances beyond our control that can lead to unforeseen risks.

3.7  For your own safety, the organisers expect all those people taking part in this charity walk to observe carefully all the relevant rules in the Highway Code and to obey all reasonable safety instructions communicated verbally by Walk Officials, staff, volunteers and marshals or by any signs on route.  Walk with care and consideration of others on the roads and paths.

4. Sponsorship Money and Donations 

4.1 All participants have a legal responsibility to ensure that all sponsorship monies/donations received in connection with an Event are paid to St Christopher’s, and we ask that you do this as soon as possible after the Event and no later than Sunday 24 October 2021. Money pledged via online fundraising pages is collected automatically.

4.2  Please ensure that all sponsorship forms are filled out in full and are returned to us to enable Gift Aid to be claimed where possible. 

5. Use of your information

5.1 By providing your information when you register for an Event, you agree that we will use this information for the purposes of organising, staging and administering the Event, processing your donations and any eligible Gift Aid, including to send you your fundraising pack. We may also contact you about our work, fundraising initiatives and opportunities to support us. If you do not wish to receive future marketing from us, please call 020 8768 4575 or email fundraising@stchristophers.org.uk.  

5.2 In the case of an emergency we may also pass personal details provided (either when registering for the Event or on the reverse of your Event number) to the emergency services or health care professionals and use them for the purposes of contacting your emergency contact.

5.3  First aid facilities will be provided at each Event. If you are treated by medical providers at an Event, your details may be passed on to us only for health and safety purposes and to fulfil our legal obligations (including those under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 1995). All accident details will be held on our database.

5.4  All personal information held by us will be handled in accordance with applicable privacy laws and our privacy statement which can be found at stchristophers.org.uk/privacy or you can ask us for a printed copy.

6. Filming and Photography at our Events

 6.1 Please note that St Christopher’s (or our authorised service providers and agents) may film or photograph participants, volunteers and spectators taking part or attending Events and use such footage or photographs for the following reasons : (i) for St Christopher’s to publicise the Event for commercial and/or fundraising purposes including, but not limited to, television broadcasts, advertising, publications, marketing material, merchandising, and other documents that may be made available to the public; and (ii) for our sponsors, suppliers or partners to publicise their involvement and/or association with the Event.

7. Withdrawal, refunds and Cancellation policy

7.1 All Registration Fees are non-refundable and may not be deferred toward a future Event.

7.2 No refund shall be given under any circumstances for purchases of travel tickets, T-shirts, hoodies or other merchandise save in accordance with the terms and conditions of purchase for items bought directly from St Christopher’s or statutory consumer law.

7.3 St Christopher’s reserves the right to alter the Event Date, the start time or other details of the Event as required. If changes to the Event are made, St Christopher’s shall update the Event Information on the Website and notify all Participants affected as soon as reasonably practicable. No refund in full or part shall be made in respect of any change to the Event, subject to paragraph 7.4 below.

7.4 In the event of a change of the Event Date, Participants will have the right within 15 days of receiving notice of the change to:

i. withdraw from the Event and request in writing a refund of their Registration Fee; or

ii. transfer their registration to another individual who agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

7.5 If St Christopher’s does not receive a written request from any Participant for a refund of their Registration Fee in accordance with paragraphs 7.7 (below), St Christopher’s will treat the Participant’s Registration Fee as a donation to St Christopher’s.

7.6 In the event that St Christopher’s is forced to cancel the Event for any reason, St Christopher’s will notify each Participant as soon as possible. If St Christopher’s gives notice to cancel an Event in the UK then:

i. affected Participants will not be entitled to a refund of their associated travel costs; and

ii. any refund of Participants’ associated accommodation costs will be entirely at St Christopher’s own discretion, taking into account all circumstances surrounding the Event and its cancellation.,

7.7 If a Participant wishes to claim a refund of its Registration Fee for any cancelled Event or any associated travel and accommodation costs (in line with the restrictions set out above) then the participant must

i. notify St Christopher’s of this in writing within 15 days of St Christopher’s sending notification of the Event cancellation;

and

ii. provide St Christopher’s with reasonable evidence of payment of all their associated travel and/or accommodation costs for which a refund is being claimed.

8. Acceptance of these Terms and Conditions

8.1  By registering to participate in the Event, a Participant agrees to be bound by these Terms and Conditions.

8.2 If any provisions in these Terms and Conditions, whether in full or in part, is held to be invalid or unenforceable, all other remaining provisions (in full or in part) shall continue to be valid and enforceable.

8.3 St Christopher’s may vary these Terms and Conditions from time to time and the up to date terms shall be available on the Website.

8.4 These Terms and Conditions and any dispute or claim that arises out of or in connection with them is governed by and construed in accordance with English law. The English courts have exclusive jurisdiction to settle any dispute or claim that may arise out of or in connection with these Terms and Conditions.

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Motivate your milestones

We have some great prizes to be won for sponsorship collected online! 

If you have set up a team fundraising page you can still unlock our incentives but you need to raise the money per person in the team. 

Raise money

Raise £100

15 August

By Sunday 15 August

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Win a Fun Walk T-shirt*

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£100 could pay for a community nurse to visit a patient at night when no other services are available.

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Raise £250

26 September

By Sunday 26 September

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Win a limited-edition ‘Hospice Hero’ hat

£250 could provide telephone counselling to help 10 recently bereaved children manage their grief.

Raise money

Raise £500

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By Sunday 26 September

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Win a St Christopher’s ‘Hospice Hero’ hoodie

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£500 could keep a confused patient safe with a special alarmed mattress to alert nurses if they move.

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Spread the word on social media

Let everybody know you’re a proud hospice hero!  Simply choose your favourite image to save to your social media to recruit friends and family to walk with you or sponsor you.

We can all be hospice heros

What to wear

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Look the part when you walk, with a Fun Walk t-shirt!

At just £10 for adult sizes and £5 for junior sizes, you can purchase an exclusive Fun Walk t-shirt with 100% of the profit going to St Christopher’s.

T-shirts are available to purchase on 23 and 24 August at St Christopher’s Orpington Site and 28 August, 2 and 3 September at St Christopher’s Sydenham Site.

Dog bandanas

Coming soon!

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T-shirts will be available to purchase at the event or on our specified collect days below:

St Christopher’s, Caritas House, Tregony Road, Orpington BR6 9XA

  • Monday 23 August, 10am-3pm
  • Wednesday 25 August, 3-7pm.

St Christopher’s, 51-59 Lawrie Park Road, Sydenham, London SE26 6DZ

  • Saturday 28 August, 10.30am-4.30pm
  • Thursday 2 September, 4pm-7.30pm
  • Sunday 5 September, 10.30am-4pm.

Paying in sponsorship

Every pound you raise really does make a huge difference.

Our work is made possible by the passion and creativity of people like you. The COVID-19 pandemic has hit our fundraising hard, so your support means so much to us.

Pay in your sponsorship

Download sponsorship form

“We’ve been working hard at Fun Walk HQ to make sure that you’ll have a safe day to remember. Supporting one another feels more important than ever and this event is a great way to show your support for our nurses, remember loved ones and raise money to support the care of people in our community facing the end of their lives”.

Jo Mowbray, Senior Event Fundraiser

More information

Jo Mowbray Community Fundraiser, Fundraising

07597 002454