Thanks to the continued support from two local businesses Kier, and MJ Church, as well as new sponsors Savills, The Forever Friends Appeal’s Walk of Life event will be taking place again to raise much-needed funds for the Royal United Hospitals Bath.
The event will take place on 16 May and the route will take walkers along the Kennet and Avon Canal towpath. With three distances to choose from and around 500 people taking part, the participants will walk either 26.2 miles, 16 miles or 10 miles – all finishing at the Holburne Museum in Bath. The local businesses will be helping with the logistics of the event, with some of their staff volunteering on the day too.
The corporate officer at The Forever Friends Appeal, Jo Common, said: “We’re delighted to have the continued support from MJ Church and Kier as they have sponsored the event for several years and we are very pleased to welcome Savills as our new sponsor for 2020.
“The Walk of Life is our biggest fundraising event to organise. Up
to 500 people take part and that’s why having sponsors is so important so we
can ensure the day is enjoyable for all of our walkers.
“We also look forward to seeing their own teams take part in our Walk of Life helping to raise more funds for our charity, so we really can’t thank them enough.”
The event is an opportunity to celebrate life and the memories of loved ones and the charity is hoping to see another sell-out year, smashing last year’s total of £100,000 raised to help transform patient care at the RUH.
Glastonbury festival founder, Michael Eavis CBE will be also there to officially mark the start of the Walk of Life in Bishop Cannings for the 16 mile walk.
The Walk of Life is open to anyone over the age of 10, depending on their choice of walking distance and friends and family team entries are also available.
Entry costs £25 per person and everyone who signs up will receive fundraising and training support, a 2020 Walk of Life t-shirt, refreshments along the route and a medal on completion.