Walking St James’ Way for the Fountain Centre, Guildford - Cancer Charity
20th May 2011
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Walking St James’ Way for the Fountain Centre

September 28th to October 7th 2011

· Walk the last 100 miles of this ancient 500 mile route from France to Santiago

· Take part in this small friendly trek raising funds for the Fountain Centre

· Experience the culture and cuisine of North West Spain and breathtaking scenery

· See the magnificent Gothic cathedral of Santiago de Compostela - the final resting place of St. James the Apostle

Day 1 Fly to La Coruna transfer to O Cebreiro

Day 2 Descend by way of mountain paths to the remote village of Triacastela

Day 3 Continue to the hill top town of Sarria

Day 4 Follow winding cart tracks to reach Portomarin on the banks of the Rio Mino

Day 5 Leave by quiet roads over the Sierra Ligonde to Palas del Rey

Day 6 Pass through small villages and farming communities to reach Arzua

Day 7 Walk through gently rolling hills to Lavocolla on the edge of Santiago

Day 8 Enter Santiago with a sense of achievement and transfer to stay the night in Santiago

Day 9 Extra day in Santiago (optional)

To Book your Place contact The Fountain Centre
on 01483 406619
or email Rsc-tr.fountaincentre@nhs.net

Places are limited and will be allocated on a First come basis. Get in touch today for the experience of a lifetime and to raise funding for the Fountain Centre.

It costs approximately £125,000 each year to operate the Fountain Centre.

We are very fortunate that we do not pay for our space, which is donated by the Royal Surrey County Hospital, and they also cover a third of our annual staff budget. Without this contribution our actual overheads would be more like £300,000.

Registered Charity Number: 1089086

Overheads are kept down further due to our excellent volunteer base that provide therapies, counselling and reception cover. Around £25,000 is raised every year by our Supporter’s Club, trustees and other friends of the Fountain Centre. This means every year we must raise around £100,000 in order to continue offering our services, without cost, to those who need it.


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