Friday, 28 May 2010

Walk the Walk

Age Concern Exeter is holding its eighth annual sponsored walk on Sunday, 6th June and the charity is keen for as many people as possible to get involved. 

The walk starts at Miller’s Crossing by the Mill on the Exe at 11.30am and has three distances – 2 miles, 6 miles or 12 miles to suit all levels of walker. The route takes in the Quay, Double Locks and then on to Turf Locks and runs alongside the beautiful Exeter Canal. All funds raised will go towards Age Concern Exeter’s work in the city providing a range of services that combat the loneliness and isolation faced by so many local older people. 

Martyn Rogers, Age Concern Exeter’s director said “The sponsored walk is a brilliant day out in beautiful countryside and because it follows the canal there are no hills! It has a couple of pubs along the way for refreshment and people can choose the distance they feel comfortable with. Last year we raised just over £3,000 and we’d love to beat that sum this year. The walk is the perfect way to get some fresh air and enjoy good company while at the same time helping to improve the quality of life of isolated older people in the city. Every £5 or £10 raised in sponsorship will make a real difference to our ability to improve the lives of so many older people in Exeter.”  

To find out more about the walk and to obtain joining details and a sponsor form contact Age Concern Exeter on 01392 202092. Alternatively, you can support the event by sending a donation to Age Concern Exeter, 138 Cowick Street, EX4 1HS.

For further information please contact:
Jane Moffatt or Martyn Rogers at Age Concern Exeter on 01392 202092

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