Bridgnorth Walk enters the digital era

Last years walkers in fancy dress

It’s that time of year when the folk of Bridgnorth can be seen pounding the streets in preparation for the Bridgnorth Walk, which is taking place on bank holiday Monday 26 May.

This year organisers are introducing an online walker registration system and an entry fee of £15 (payable online) for the 22-mile Senior Walk, whilst entry is free for the 7-mile junior walk. Simon Hall, Chairman of the Bridgnorth Walk Committee said, “We need to ensure the Walk is sustainable for the long term. We decided to change the format for a numbers of reasons; historically 10% of the amount of money raised went on administration, facilities, road closures and marshalling of the walk, meaning that those raising the most unfairly paid a larger chunk. Furthermore, many people nowadays have money donated online and quite often a large amount never gets paid in, or has to be chased, which is time consuming. Charging a flat fee means that every penny raised will go direct to charities and organisations close to people’s hearts.”

The Bridgnorth Walk sees competitors set out from the High Street and walk to and up the Brown Clee and back again, and has been held since 1967. It raised over £110,000 for charities last year and is one of the largest independently-run fundraising events in the UK. There will still be a donation made to the charity of their choice for people who volunteer to help or marshal on the day.

Entries are now open on www.bridgnorthwalk.org or contact Peter Davison on 01746 768281. The Bridgnorth Walk relies on volunteers; if you’d like to help out, email marshal@bridgnorthwalk.org

Want to walk and no-one to walk for? Save the Children is looking for walkers! Call Elizabeth Patterson on 01746 765298 or via www.bridgnorthwalk.org

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