Welcome to what has become our Annual ‘Run or Ramble with Rotary’ – our 15th event when the people of Hyndburn and surrounding areas take up the challenge of Church & Oswaldtwistle Rotary Club to raise valuable funds for a Charity or Good Cause of their own choice. This might be a Nationally known Charity, such as The NSPCC, Cancer Research or a little known group such as your Church Fund, a local Scout/Guide Group, a local amateur football team . . . the list is endless. We are inviting YOU to participate in our Annual Charity Walk. You may want to come along as an individual or you may decide to get a group together. The choice is yours. It is so simple to participate since all the planning and organising has already been done for you by the Rotary Club.
First decide which Charity or Good Cause you wish to support. For a list of charities that have been supported in the past – click here. Your next step is to register for the event.
It costs £6 for adults, £4 for students and is free for under 12s to walk. Register at 2019 prices until the end of February.
Now you will need to start getting Sponsors. Doing this on-line works well if a lot of your contacts have email addresses. You can send them a link to your very own fund-raising site and even set a target! A number of links to sites such as justgiving.com are shown on the right of the front page under the ‘On-line Fundraising’ heading.
If you prefer the written method then write down your sponsors on the Sponsorship Form provided so that you have a permanent record. This will come in useful when you collect their sponsorship money since you will be able to see at a glance who has and who has not paid.
On the day
All you need do now is come along on the day, complete The Walk, receive your Certificate, and then collect from your Sponsors. All money collected in this way must be handed over to a responsible person with connections to your chosen Charity or Good Cause. Unless asked we do not touch a single penny of your sponsorship money – YOU get the Sponsors; YOU collect the cash; YOU pay it in; YOU GET ALL THE CREDIT. We will raise the money needed to stage this event by charging the Entrance Fee. It’s as simple as that.
Getting there and parking
The event start/finish is at Red Rose Court, Clayton Business Park in Clayton-le-Moors. It is less than half a mile from Jn7 of the M65 – click here to go to Google Maps. You can park in the Business Park – coming from the M65 – turn right at the lights and Red Rose Court is next on your left. Drive on to the industrial estate and the stewards will show you where to park.
In the past we have had numerous requests from Walkers, asking to be allowed to display collecting tins/buckets, or to sell certain branded items along the route. Unfortunately this is completely illegal, and therefore such requests will be turned down as a matter of course.