TARGET 200 Pub Walk for Parkinson’s

TARGET 200 Pub Walk for Parkinson’s

News February 11, 2020

The 2020 Pub Walk for Parkinson’s is on Saturday 7th March. This year’s walk is labelled TARGET 200 with the aim of attracting at least 200 walkers to celebrate our 10th year.

The walk is approximately 8 miles long, starting at Farnsfield Cricket Club with registration from 10.30 am. Walkers will start heading off at 10.45, meandering from Farnsfield to Southwell on a variety of terrains. Stout shoes/boots are recommended. Unfortunately, the route is not suitable for wheelchairs and is testing for those with mobility issues and pushchairs. Dogs are welcome, but each stopping place has different rules relating to canine access.

The organiser, Bob Ratcliffe, has been thrilled with how the event continues to grow. 

“After registering 157 walkers last year, the aim is to see at least 200 this year and raise a minimum of £5,000 for research into Parkinson’s (via Parkinson’s UK). It’s fantastic to see the numbers increase every year and wonderful that local businesses continue to offer their support.

“This is a very sociable and fun day. We walk, talk and drink to raise money for Parkinson’s. A great event to meet up with friends, both old and new.'”

The walk includes a number of ‘resting places’ on the way where the consumption of alcoholic beverages is obviously optional.

The entry fee remains at £15 which includes tea or coffee and a bacon cob before the start. Some food is also provided by The Hearty Goodfellow in Southwellat the end.

At least £10 from each entry goes directly to Parkinson’s UK, the research and support charity. This year we are hoping that all 200 walkers will raise at least another £10 to £15 through sponsorship and/or donations so we can reach our target.

If you are unable to make the walk, but would like to donate, please visit our just giving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/2020pubwalkforparkinsons

If you would like more information about the walk, or to confirm your entry and arrange for Sponsorship forms, contact: Bob Ratcliffe on 07887 707496 or bobratcliffe@btinternet.com
Facebook: @pubwalkforparkinsons (updated information available).

Published February 2020