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Walk to Remember - Bedford

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Everards Meadow

Longholme Way

Bedford

MK42 0BX

United Kingdom

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No Refunds

Event description
Walk 5k and celebrate the memory of your loved one this October. Join us in Bedford with family and friends to remember someone special.

About this event

Early Bird prices have been extended! Sign up before Monday 20th to take advantage of this offer.

Our route will take you along the beautiful Bedford embankment, through Russell Park and the opportunity to place a dedication on route in memory of loved ones.

Crossing the finishing line, you’ll be rewarded with a well-deserved medal and the knowledge that you’ve done something amazing for local people at the hardest time of their lives.

What happens on the day?

The start of the walk you’ll be welcomed to our event site where you’ll be able to listen to live music, take part in our zumba warm up, treat yourself to delicious refreshments and hear about how your support makes a huge difference to Sue Ryder.

Your entry fee includes a Walk to Remember t-shirt, medal, post-walk goodies, support with your fundraising and a great day out too - all in support of Sue Ryder's local palliative and bereavement care.

Why we ask you to fundraise

Every penny raised through sponsorship will help us to continue to be there for local families providing expert and compassionate care and bereavement support in our hospice and out in the local community.

Can you help support the event, volunteer on the day or recruit walkers to join us? We would love to hear from you so please get in touch at stjohnsfundraising@sueryder.org.


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Frequently Asked Questions

I've signed up. What happens now?

Once registered, each entrant will receive an email confirmation with more information, which will be followed by regular fundraising and event information emails including details on how you will receive your event t-shirt and walker number and important information about the day of the event. Information will be sent to the email address you provided when you registered for the event. If this has changed please contact us on the details below

What are the timings for the event?

The event site will be open from 9:30 for walkers to start signing in for the event. People will then be free to enjoy the music and atmosphere before we kick off the zumba warm up at 11:15. The walk will start at 11:30 and will take roughly just over an hour. Once returned to the events site, walkers are welcome to stay and enjoy some refreshments until closing at 3:30.

What facilities are available and is there parking?

There will be toilets available including a disabled/baby changing one. There will also be parking available at this event next to the event site.

What emergency contact information do I need to provide?

In order to take part in the event, you are required to provide (at the time of booking) an Emergency Contact name and number. This MUST be someone who is NOT attending the event with you and can NOT be yourself. Please make sure you input this information correctly when entering online as this information will be used in the event of an accident/emergency on the night.

This also MUST be someone over the age of 18 years, in the UK on the day of the event and contactable.

Where does the event start from?

The event will start from Everards Meadow, Longholme Way MK42 0BX.

Where does the route go and how long is it?

Our route is 5km in distance and goes from Everards Meadow, along the beautiful embankment, through Mill Meadows where you will be able to make a dedication to a loved one at the Bandstand and then back round to finish at Everards Meadow.

How long will the walk take?

The walk will take just over an hour on average. However, please walk at a pace that suits you, we want you to enjoy this beautiful route as much as possible.

Are children allowed to enter the walk?

Yes, children are permitted to walk but must be accompanied by a legal parent or guardian at all times. Everyone taking part in the walk must complete the registration process, be that online or on the day.

Please note: as the route is on public footpaths, bikes and scooters are not permitted. Children’s buggies are, however, permitted.

Are dogs allowed at the event?

Well behaved dogs are allowed at the event provided they are on a lead under 2 metres long and kept under appropriate control at all times. Dog owners are fully responsible for their animals and must clear up after their pets.

What do I need to do on arrival?

On arrival at Everards Meadow you will need to sign in at our registration tent. If you have not already got your Walk to Remember t-shirt you will be able to pick this up too. After that you are free to enjoy the atmosphere, get glittered up and ready to start the walk.

How will this event be Covid-19 safe?

All participants of our event will agree to take part in line with all social distancing rules and government guidelines designed to prevent the spread of Covid 19 as they stand on the day of the event. We will follow all Public Health England guidance at the time and carry out a Covid-19 secure Risk assessment.

What do I need to bring with me?

Detailed information about what to bring with you will be sent to you in advance. Please, however, do make sure you remember to bring your walker number with you to registration.

Please also come dressed appropriately for the weather, especially as it will be October, and wear good walking shoes/footwear.

Will any food/drink be provided or available to purchase?

Yes there will be food and drink available to purchase on the event site, both before and after the walk.

Do I need to raise any sponsorship to take part?

We encourage people to try and raise £145 to support the charity (this is the cost of a nurse for a day).

You’ll be able to set up an online JustGiving fundraising page after you’ve completed the online registration. We can also help with providing paper sponsor forms, collection tins and any other fundraising items. If you would like any help with your fundraising, just get in touch with the fundraising team on the details below.

Do I need to bring any proof of entry with me or show an email on my phone?

You can bring your confirmation with you on your phone if you would like to but this is not essential. We will have a list on the day of all people who have purchased tickets.

Can I sign up on the day?

Yes, you will be able to sign up on the day.

Will there be photos available from the event?

Photos will be taken at the event and we will share a link to an online Facebook album post event. We also encourage people to take their own photos and selfies using the hashtag #WalktoRemember.

What is the refund policy?

Participants must pay a non-refundable, non-transferable entry fee at the time of registering. The amount of the entry fee will be confirmed on the Sue Ryder's webpage for the event. Where the event is postponed or cancelled, participants shall be entitled to defer their entry to when the event next takes place or (subject to availability) transfer to an alternative Sue Ryder fundraising event.

What are the full event terms and conditions?

These are available online and on request, and must be read before entering so you are fully aware of the event terms and conditions prior to registering.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Please email stjohnsfundraising@sueryder.org or call 01767 642412 if you have any further questions about this event. A member of the fundraising team will be more than happy to speak to you about any queries.

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Date and time

Location

Everards Meadow

Longholme Way

Bedford

MK42 0BX

United Kingdom

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Refund policy

No Refunds

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Organiser Sue Ryder St John's Hospice

Organiser of Walk to Remember - Bedford

Sue Ryder St John's Hospice is in Moggerhanger in Bedfordshire and provides expert palliative care, advice and support for people across Bedfordshire who are living with life-limiting conditions, as well as supporting their families.

Our inpatient hospice provides round-the-clock assessment and specialist care to help manage patients' symptoms. In addition to our inpatient unit, our day service helps people living with long term conditions to avoid unnecessary trips to hospital, as well as offering social opportunities alongside others experiencing similar circumstances. We also offer community services for people who prefer to receive palliative care at home.

Our expert team includes doctors, nurses, care assistants, physiotherapists, occupational and complementary therapists, social workers and bereavement support workers. They all work seamlessly together to support people through the most difficult times of their lives.

Whether somebody is dealing with a terminal illness or the loss of a loved one, we’re there when it matters. Sue Ryder staff and volunteers provide people with the compassion and expert care they need, to help them live the best life they can.

We are part of the wider Sue Ryder charity. 

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