September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month, and for 2020 we are teaming up with Leukaemia Care* with our first ever Bridges of Britain walk!
Our 2019 Bridges of London walk was an amazing day... 300 walkers raised over £40,000! And this year we're aiming to make it bigger and better than ever, so that everyone can take part and do their bit to raise money and awareness to support people affected by lymphoma.
It doesn't matter where you live in the UK - all you need to do is find a bridge in your local area, plan and walk your own 7 mile route on the weekend of Sunday 27 September, and ask your friends and family to sponsor you to take part.
Each route should include at least 1 bridge, but how many can you fit into your walk? There will be a prize for the person who can walk over the most bridges in 7 miles!
Every 27 minutes, one of us is diagnosed with lymphoma, and to highlight this fact to help raise awareness, we are encouraging everyone to walk on Sunday 27. But if you would prefer to take part on a different date, or if you would like to split your walk over multiple days, then you can.
Event date: Sunday 27 September
Distance: 7 miles
Bridges: 1+. (Your route should include at least 1 bridge, but don't forget there will be a prize for whoever walks over the most bridges on their route!)
Location: All across the UK!
Registration fee: £10 per adult, £5 per child (child tickets are for 4-16 year olds, under 3s go free), or £25 per family (2 adults and 2 children)
Sponsorship target: £150
How to get involved
- Register to take part. Why not get everyone in your house involved so you can all walk together?!) Every participant receives an online fundraising pack, a medal and a certificate to thank them for taking part. Adults will also receive a t-shirt to walk in.
- Plan your 7 mile route to include at least one bridge, and see how many bridges you can fit in!
- Set up an online fundraising page where your friends and family can sponsor you - our recommended partner for this event is GivePenny (as it's integrated with Strava, Fitbit and Runkeeper so that you can track your walk, and integrated with Spotify so that you can ask your friends for donations in exchange for adding a song to your playlist) but you can of course use JustGiving, Virgin Money Giving, or set up a Facebook fundraiser if you prefer.
- Share your fundraising page on social media and ask for donations from your friends and family.
*Please note, if you register for this event through us, the money you raise will help us continue to deliver our services at this difficult time, when our income has dropped due to COVID-19 and when those affected by lymphoma need us more than ever. Thank you so much for your vital support!