This year’s walk will raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust, Parkinson’s Disease Society, fly2help as well as a variety of other local causes.
“We are delighted that the Lions have chosen the Teenage Cancer Trust as one of the beneficiaries of their fundraising this year”, said Paula Hancox. “We hope that families will add their Festive Walk to their Christmas calendar and join us for a great fundraising opportunity.”
“Last year we had record numbers of walkers. This year we are hoping to attract 1000 walkers for the first time, and hope to raise thousands of pounds for these very worthy causes” said organiser Simon Newell.
“This year for the first time we have included a shorter wheelchair friendly Tarmac Trail for those less mobile who want to get out for some fresh air after Christmas as well as three longer fully signposted routes of upto 10 miles. All pass through wonderful Warwickshire countryside using country lanes, public footpaths and canal towpaths. All ages are welcome especially if you get your efforts sponsored, but if arranging and collecting sponsorship will be a hassle you might prefer to walk and just make a donation.
“Each route passes a pub along the way and afterwards all walkers are invited to join the Lions for hot mince pies and mulled wine”.
Entry is free by visiting the Lions website at www.knowleanddorridgelions.com/walk where you can obtain more details and a sponsorship form or telephone Simon on 08458 33 58 94.