The Great Watford Walk

The annual Great Watford Walk is now under 3 weeks away and this year promises to be better then ever.

This year’s walk will take place at 1pm on Sunday 3rd of October, starting in Cassiobury Park and the ‘great’ thing about this event is that everyone can take part. There is a 3k route for children in pushchairs and wheelchair users and a 10K walk which takes in Whippendell Woods.

The Walk, previously known as the Big Herts Walk, is now in its fifth year, having already raised over £85,000 for The Peace Hospice, Watford Mencap and Watford New Hope Trust.

This year the walk will have an ‘Alice in Wonderland’ theme. Everyone is encouraged to dress up as one of their favourite characters from ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and there will be prizes on the day for the best dressed. There will also be a range of fun activities on the day. All walkers will receive a picnic lunch, t-shirt, certificate and medal.

Bharat Shah, Managing director of Sigma Pharmaceuticals, sponsors of the walk, said, ‘This year’s walk promises to be bigger and better than ever, offering fun with the ‘Alice’ theme and a chance to get fit in our beautiful countryside.”’

The money from this event will support 3 worthwhile charities. Watford Mencap Children’s Centre has been described as a lifeline for local families. It supports 150 children from South-West Hertfordshire with a learning disability by providing fun and stimulating activities at an after-school club, youth club, Saturday Club and holiday playschemes.

Watford New Hope Trust exists to provide for homeless people in and around Watford a range of welfare and accommodation services in the name and with the love of Christ, seeking to bring new hope and new opportunity to rebuild damaged lives.

The Peace Hospice cares for people living with a life-limiting or terminal illness and supports their families from across South West Hertfordshire. It provides inpatient care, day care, an outpatient service, a hospice at home service as well as bereavement support.

For more information and to register go to or call 0800 376 6029

Posted on Monday, 13th September 2010