Join us along the beautiful Kennet & Avon Canal this May and pledge to raise £100 that will make a real difference to patients. As our local hospital, we will all need the RUH at some point in our lives. So whether you walk in memory of a loved one, to show support for someone receiving treatment, as a patient yourself or simply to take on the challenge, your support means everything, to everyone.
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Three walking distances. Enter yourself or a team and make every step count for patients and families at the Walk of Life.
- Marathon walk – 26.2 miles (approx.): Bishops Cannings (near Devizes) – Bradford on Avon – Bath
- Morning walk – 16 miles (approx.): Bishops Cannings (near Devizes) – Bradford on Avon
- Afternoon walk – 10 miles (approx.): Bradford on Avon – Bath
The walk is open to men and women and is £25 to enter (£20 early bird rate for entries before 31st October 2019). You can choose to support any area of the RUH that is close to your heart, or one of our Major Campaigns or Special Appeals. In return we’ll make sure you get lots of fundraising & training support, an official walk t-shirt and pass, as well as VIW (very important walker!) treatment on the day – including GoodNess stops on route with complimentary water and treats, a finisher medal and plenty of finish line celebrations. Age restrictions apply (please see T&C’s).
Open to friends & family, colleagues and other groups. Teams must have 4 or more members. All registered teams will automatically be eligible for the Walk of Life Team Awards (most raised and biggest team) and can opt in to the ‘Team Challenge’ taking place on the day – more information to come!
Glastonbury Founder Michael Eavis CBE will be back again to open the start of the walk’s marathon and morning routes in Bishops Cannings, as he’s always so inspired by our walkers and the lengths they go (or should we say walk!), to support patients and give back to the hospital. The morning walk will victoriously cross the finish line in Victory Field, Bradford on Avon and the marathon and afternoon walks will finish at the Holburne Museum in Bath.
This beautiful walk was created with and in memory of a wonderful lady, Vanessa Kyte, who passed away from cancer in 2007. Every year, Vanessa’s family and friends love seeing the Walk grow and help raise even more funds for the cause that was so close to Vanessa’s heart. You can read Vanessa’s story here.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the 2019 Walk of Life. We are delighted to announce that over £90,000 has been raised for our patients and their families!
Pictures from the 2019 Walk of Life Click images to enlarge