Walks for Charities by SWCP Association Members
Are you a member planning a walk along the Coast Path for charity? Send us details and we'll add your walk to this page. Once you've completed your walk, send us a photo and a report and we'll include these as well.
I am walking around the Cornish section of the South West Coast Path in May and June in order to raise funds for four charities, namely Macmillan, Alzheimers Society, the RNLI and the Cornwall Air Ambulance. I am insufficiently intrepid to undertake this challenge single handed, and so have an invaluable team of walking buddies accompanying me for various different stages; I sure they will also enjoy and appreciate the beauty of the path and the hard work of the SWCPA in keeping it open and safe.
For over 25 years, Cornwall Air Ambulance has been providing a vital helicopter emergency service to Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
All these charities provide vital services and provide help for situations that are likely to affect many of us at least once in our lives. As such, they are highly deserving of support and so I hope some of you will feel happy to contribute to my fund raising efforts on their behalf. Please visit: Virgin Money Giving (BrionyReed)
Many many thanks indeed to anyone who chooses to contribute – it is much appreciated both by me and by the charities.
Hello, I am attempting a solo, unaided walk of the 1,014 km South-West Coastal Path, the longest UK National Trail in the UK in less than 30 days during the month of May. I plan to walk over 25 miles a day for a month continuously!
I will be starting at Minehead in Somerset and finishing at Poole Harbour in Dorset. The total height climbed during the course of this walk is a massive 114,931ft or just over 35,000 metres - that's four times the height of Everest!
The money raised from this walk will go towards funding the work of Widehorizons Outdoor Education Trust, where I am Chair of the Board.
Widehorizons is a charity which exists to transform the lives of young people through the delivery of inspirational, high quality outdoor learning. Widehorizons believes that every child should have access to adventure as part of their education and throughout their lives. Through their six outdoor education centres across England and Wales they provide life-changing adventures for over 32,000 children each year!
Widehorizons was formed in 2004 as a result of a joint initiative on the part of the London boroughs of Greenwich and Lewisham and we have now grown to become the largest charity provider or outdoor education in England.
We are an independent charity which continues to serve Greenwich and Lewisham, but has also expanded to include many other London boroughs and Walsall.
Our vision is for our services to be free at the point of delivery for disadvantaged children. We believe that every child should have access to adventure as part of their education and throughout their lives.
We are just about to announce our exciting new five year business plan which will see every aspect of our organisation changing and becoming more effective, reflecting a refocus on our charitable purpose. Adventure changes lives, we know that because we see it every day, and our new strategy has realistic but ambitious targets to make an increase to the 32,000 beneficiaries a year that see it with us too.
To find out more go to: www.widehorizons.org.uk
I was lucky enough to be able to go to an outdoor education centre when I was at school at a time when I was really struggling with my work and it transformed my life and outlook and awakened my love of the outdoors. Today, I help to manage the same centre that I was luck enough to visit all those years ago. I am doing this walk to help ensure that the children of today continue to able to have the same life changing opportunities that outdoor education can provide, as I did.
By helping me raise money for this walk, you will be ensuring that Widehorizons can help even more children and young people experience unforgettable adventures just like this one!
My walk will finish 5 miles east of our Townsend Centre in Swanage.
Updates will also be available via the Widehorizons web site.
Thank you for your support!