Walking the Icknield Way for Home-Start
WALK THE ICKNIELD WAY WITH ME for HOME-START ROYSTON & SOUTH CAMBRIDGESHIRE
As you may know, Home-Start Royston & South Cambridgeshire has a huge fundraising challenge (a target of £50,000) because we have lost our Hertfordshire statutory funding. As a trustee and former volunteer, I want to do all I can to ensure that local families continue to be able to access support from Home-Start.
Over the coming months, I am planning to walk the length of the Icknield Way as a fundraising and campaigning event and I invite as many people as possible to join me for all or some of the way.
The Icknield Way is an ancient path that runs along a chalk ridge for about 110 miles from Ivinghoe Beacon in the Chilterns to Knettishall Heath near Thetford in Norfolk. I won’t be able to do it in one day of course! So I am going to attempt to walk it in 8 stages, one a month (see below). As well as raising funds, I hope it will be a collective show of support and solidarity for Home-Start.
If you are interested in getting involved, please read on. If you would like to sponsor me or my dog Winnie who will be doing a lot of the walk with me, or donate - please visit my mydonate page http://mydonate.bt.com/
This is the plan…..
To walk each stage of the Icknield Way on the first Saturday of every month (whatever the weather!) from October 2015 through to June 2016 - except for January.
October 3rd Ivinghoe Beacon to Chalk Hill 10 miles
November 7th Chalk Hill to Streatley
December 5th Streatley to Ickleford
February 6th Ickleford to Royston
March 5th Royston to Linton
April 2nd Linton to Cheveley
May 7th Cheveley to Icklingham
June 4th Icklingham to Knettishall Heath 16 miles
If you would like to fundraise separately yourself for HSRSC, the charity is registered on the
mydonate website and you can set up your own page (as I have done) and ask your friends and family to donate.
Alternatively, if you just want to join me for one or two stages (or even for part of a stage) and you don’t want to do a big fundraising campaign, just come along and give us a donation on the day, or donate via my mydonate page.
Please contact the Home-Start office if you would like to take part in a walk - 01763 262262 or email firstname.lastname@example.org