Thank you for making St Christopher’s Bluebell Walk a scorching success!
With the thermometer hitting 27 degrees on Sunday hundreds and hundreds of walkers stepped out in the sunshine to support St Christopher’s Bluebell Walk in Cudham, Kent on Sunday 8 May 2016, making it the best attended walk in the event’s 18 year history.
There was a choice of routes from a family stroll to a cross-country ramble; ranging from three, five, seven and nine miles. Over 1,500 people (plus many dogs!) took part and enjoyed breath-taking views of the Kent countryside carpeted with Bluebells.
The festival atmosphere on Cudham Recreation Ground was buzzing with live music, walkers and supporters enjoying refreshments in the sunshine. A bouncy castle and a reptile display were among the entertainments popular with children.
It is hoped that the walk will have raised up to £50,000 to help St Christopher’s keep providing skilled and compassionate end of life care for our local community, helping patients and their families to live well and to manage the challenges of a life-shortening illness.
Sarah Coughtrie, a fundraiser at St Christopher’s comments, “We are absolutely thrilled by the turn-out this weekend, thank you everyone! And please remember to make your miles count by sending us your sponsor money as soon as possible; we will make good use of every penny”.
All routes on the walk started and finished at Cudham Recreation Ground and there were refreshment stops en-route at Downe and Halstead village halls.
All participants were presented with medals as they crossed the finish line and walkers who fundraised more than £50 received a Bluebell Walk t-shirt.