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St Christopher's Hospice Fun Walk, Sun 19th May 2019

St Christopher's  Hospice is looking for volunteers from organisations such as ours to help with their 2019 Fun Walkby taking a marshal point. The last Walk in 2017 raised £193,000 for specialist palliative care and support to 6,500 local people each year.

There are 29 marshalling points on 4 distance routes starting and finishing at the Grehound, Keston with walkers starting anytime between 8.30 amd 15.00. It involves people from our group manning a Marshal Point to direct walkers in the right direction, give encouragement and water.

If you are interested please contact Nicola Howard (Fundraising Assistant) on 01689 892988 or

In a similar vein there is the 

Proposed Certitude Sponsored Walk

Certitude support people with learning disabilities all over Bromley. They would like to organise a sponsored walk in 2019 and are looking for marshals, route advice and people to join them on the day and walk.

Current thinking is to do two routes, one shorter one through Norman park will be fully accessible so people in wheelchairs can join in for a stretch, before the longer version heads out into Bromley Common for 8-10 miles. We’d like to start and finish at our hub on Magpie Hall Lane, BR2 8ED, for back slaps and sandwiches. They are thinking autumn, though not too fussed on this.

As you can see this is in the planning stage but if you would like to be involved contact Tony U for more details as they become available.

Advance notice

From time to time Members of the Group organise walking holidays themselves or in conjunction with holiday companies and members are invited. See elsewhere on this site regarding The Ramblers Insurance.

2019 HF Holiday on the ISLE OF MAN

The dates are July 30th – Aug 6th (Tue to Tue!!)

There is only one experienced HF Holidays’ trails leader so this would be “harder” walking – about 12 miles per day.

See details on

 The price is £859 if sharing (and an additional charge of £175.00 for single rooms.)

There are 6 twin/doubles and 3 single rooms, thus the total number of people is 15, which is just enough to get a group reduction.

All singles and three of the six twins have been taken - so there are still three twins/doubles available.

Accommodation in Ascot Hotel, Douglas

The Ascot Hotel is a warm, friendly and contemporary hotel which enjoys a fantastic location just 100 yards off Douglas Sea Front and Promenade.   All hotel rooms feature: en-suite with overhead shower, most with spa bath, writing desk and chair, hospitality tray, remote control Flat Screen TV, complimentary fast speed WIFI, iron & ironing board, in-room safes, hairdryer, free tea & coffee machine for all guests in the restaurant.  Check-in is available from 15:00

What's included

·         7 nights’ full board en-suite accommodation 

·         The services of an experienced HF Holidays’ trails leader

·         All transport on walking days

Flights are now available for these dates.

(Most of us are flying, but other options also possible)

 Flying from London City to IOM with British Airways the return fare is about £150 at present.
There is a choice of times: 

OUTWARDS 30th Jul 2019
London City Airport: 8.50 arriving 10.50   (four booked for this one)
London City Airport: 14.50 arriving 16.05   (five booked for this one)

RETURN 6 Aug 2019
Isle of Man: 12.55 arriving 14.20   (all nine of us have booked this one)
Isle of Man: 16.45 arriving 18.10

If interested, please email Anna ASAP