To mark the start of National Carers Week, we at BANES Carers Centre are holding our first ever sponsored walk on Sunday, 5th June. The walk starts at 11am and will take our carers through the mysteries of the Two Tunnels, all the way to the Hope and Anchor in Midford, where our walkers can reward themselves with a pub lunch.
We have 4.5 or 9 mile options so the walkers can pick a route that’s best for them. Walkers can register as individuals or a whole family – our only ask is that they try and raise £50 in sponsorship money, though is just a goal, not a requirement! “Obviously we’d love to raise as much as possible but we also want people to get involved with their community,” says Janine, our Senior Development Manager.
Janine also hopes the walk will raise awareness of the Carers’ Centre as well as funds so we can continue supporting carers in BANES. The Carers’ Centre provides services and support to roughly 4,000 carers in the BANES area, including counselling, befriending, advocacy, monetary advice, support groups and breaks away from their caring role. We also support Young Carers aged as young as 5 who provide help with extra tasks around the house or physical/emotional support if they have an ill or disabled sibling or parent. Every penny raised in the walk will go into helping these amazing carers.
We’re delighted that Minuteman Press Bath, a local printing firm, are sponsoring our inaugural walk. Dave Dixon, Minuteman Press Sales & Marketing Director, says “It is a delight to be supporting the Carers Centre’s walk; the team do such good for the thousands of carers in our local community. We hope to see it as the first walk of many.” Thank you so much to Minuteman for this help!
You can still apply to join us on this fabulous walk – you can enter by using our Eventbrite link http://ccwalk2016.eventbrite.co.uk or call the office on 01761 431388. We’d love to see you there and can’t wait to see how much we’ll raise for local carers – so get your shoes on and let’s get walking!