Camborne & Redruth Charities Walk
10am 29th September 2019
The Great Flat Lode

Local charities struggle more and more to secure grant funding. Camborne & Redruth Charity Walk enables people to raise funds for their favourite local charity.

The 2015 walk took place on 27 September and a small group of walkers enjoyed a beautiful 10km walk along the Great Flat Lode and raised over £1600 for local charities.  In 2016 we raised around £2000.This year we want to raise over £4000.

So far charities/organisations that have benefitted include: Camborne Community Centre, Kernow Animal Welfare, Cornwall Search and Rescue, Cornwall Hospice Care, Cornwall Air Ambulance, Camborne Trevithick Scout Group, 7th Camborne Guides, The Donald Thomas Centre,TR14ers,  Operation Henry: Pancreatic Cancer Charity, Camborne, Redruth and Hayle Labour Party and Macmillan Nurses, 1st Camborne Scout Group, 2nd Redruth Scout Group, Kehelland Trust, K9 Crusaders.

Who will you be walking for?

Charities and individuals are encouraged to sign up to MYDONATE for easy and free online fundraising. Once registered your walkers will be able to find your charity and sign up to support your charity online.

On the day

Registration: Please check in at the registration desk before you set off. Registration will be available from 9:30. The official start will be at 10am (but you can start anytime up to midday).

We will need to see sight of your sponsor forms. We want to be able to show how much has been raised and for which causes.

There will be a registration fee  (payable on the day) of £5 which will help to cover costs and includes a donation to the Mayors charity(s). If you are walking with a group the entry is capped at £50 even if you have more then 10 walkers.

Certificates will be available for those who complete the walk. Please provide names in advance if possible.

Accessibility: There are three styles on the route and two short sections where the path runs along the road. Please take care.

Walking the full Great Flat Lode (14km):  If you are intending to walk the longer route please let us know before you set off. (follow GFL way markers)

Litter: Please do not drop litter and pick up after your dogs if you bring them.

The route is marked. If in doubt go straight on (most obvious path) or follow GFL signs. or ring my mobile 077 88 565700.

Toilets:  These are at Heartlands (start/finish) and at the Countryman Inn at Piece (approx 7.5 km along the route). If doing the longer walk there are also Toilets at King Edward Mine.  A portable toilet will be available near to South Wheal Frances (6km).

Refreshments: Please bring a packed lunch. There are several lovely picnic spots on the route. Refreshments can also be purchased at the Countryman Inn, Piece.

Weather:  Please be prepared! Good walking shoes/boots are always reccomended.

When you finish: please return to the registration desk so that we do not spend hours looking for you! (we haven’t lost anyone yet, though one couple did confuse us when they headed to the Tesco Coffee shop before completing the walk)

Please help publicise the walk:  Download a flyer to promote the event  or LIKE and SHARE the Facebook page and event.