Annual Charity Walk 2017
Annual Charity Walk May 14 2017 starts at 9.45
A Chance for Your Charity to Raise Money
On Sunday14 May 2017
The Rotary Annual Charity Walk 2017
The Annual Charity Walk took place this year on Sunday 14th May, at Shalford Park on the most wonderful sunny morning. The Mayor, Councillor Nigel Manning, set some 150 walkers off, with the newly created 5k walk proving very popular with over 40 people taking part. Both walks were dedicated this year in memory of Rotarian Geoff Rouse. His family “The Famous Grouse team” Karen, Lynn, David and friends walked and raised money for the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice. They also enjoyed an ice cream in his memory half way round!
Backed up by Surrey Search & Rescue, teams included Oakleaf, Mane Chance, National Eczema (28 years) Guildford Hard of Hearing and many dogs. Approximately 25 charities were represented and close to £15,000 was raised.
Many thanks to all who helped, particularly the main organiser Jane Hindley and her hard working team, and Dani Maimone who achieved an astonishing 5 articles in the Surrey Advertiser featuring groups before and after the event.
This year the Rotary Club of Guildford District supported an excellent charity, the Purple Community Fund, who collect used can ring pulls, old ties and leather belts which are then transformed into saleable items by ladies in places such the Phillipines and Pakisitan thus providing work and income for some of the poorest people in those countries. We are helping the charity to expand this work to Tanzania and so,some people when they came to the Walk, brought old ring pulls from their cans, old leather belts and any ties that you no longer wore and we made sure that they got to the Purple Community Fund - website: www.p-c-f.org.