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  • WALKING GREAT BRITAIN FOR SEBASTIAN'S ACTION TRUST
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  •  Date Posted: Thu, 25 Feb 2021
    As we were unable to raise money through concerts last year we decided to do a virtual walk around Great Britain from Capital to Capital and raise money through sponsorship for Sebastian’s Action Trust. They do amazing work supporting families of seriously ill children, walking alongside them from diagnosis, through treatment and beyond.They provide emotional, practical and social support to more than 600 families. Please help us to help them. It would be great to see as many people as possible walking alongside us. No need to be a member.

    Starting from our rehearsal venue, Carnival Hall in Basingstoke we travel to London, a distance of approximately 51 miles. We hope to visit a choir in the city before travelling north to Edinburgh, 414 miles. After visiting a Scottish choir, we continue our journey to Wales, a slightly shorter distance of 393 miles. There we hope to meet up with a Welsh choir in Cardiff. The last leg of our journey back to Carnival Hall is 114 miles. In total we will collectively walk 972 miles.

    Not a walker or prefer ‘Steps’? - That is fine. 2000 steps equates to 1 mile
    Not a ‘Stepper’? Even walking round the house and garden can add up. Don’t forget walks to the post box or local shops. All small distances but they all count. Got a bike? Pedal a few miles for us. Or if you are not able to join the walk, perhaps you could sponsor us.

    Walkers, we hope to be able to log distances as we go or at the end of the week on World Walking where we are posting our walk. You will need to register with world Walking when you join the group there but it is free.Alternatively you can send you miles in to socialsec@basingstokeladieschoir.co.uk. Our progress will be updated every Sunday evening so make sure you have logged your miles by then. (It looks like we are walking the lengthe of Britain on the page as we had to use one of their walks with a similar length but we will post our own milestones.)

    We have the month of March to complete the walk.

    We are asking for a small registration fee of £2 per individual or £5 per family. Please go to our registration page if you would like to walk with us (Don't worry that it looks like you are buying tickets! There is no need to print them) Go to our donations page if you would like to make a donation. There is the facility to gift aid your donation too if you are able.

    At the end of every week we will let everyone know how we are doing and where we are on our route, so keep checking back here.

    Take some photos on your journeys and you can upload them on World Walking or send them to me, socialsec@basingstokeldieschoir.co.uk and I can upload them on World Walking and here on our own website.

    Enjoy the walk.

     
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