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Walk to Walsingham – to support unpaid carers in Norfolk
20th September 2019 @ 8:00 am - 22nd September 2019 @ 7:00 pm
20 – 22nd September 2019 – 2 days walking event finished of with a celebration supper
Camp over night or do it day by day
Celebrating and supporting unpaid carers
Set up in 2018, Walking4Norfolk was inspired by the 100,000 unpaid carers in Norfolk who provide unpaid support to ill, older or disabled family members, friends or partners. These unsung heroes are thought to save local authority and NHS services in Norfolk £500 million a year, but they face many challenges and can become isolated without support.
To celebrate these carers, former High Sheriff of Norfolk James Bagge decided to walk from his home in Stradsett to Santiago de Compostela. The walk raised £70,000 which has been distributed by Norfolk Community Foundation to help change carers’ lives.
Walking4Norfolk has now evolved to become a wider movement raising awareness and funds to support these amazing people in their invaluable, and often unrecognised and challenging, roles.
The funds are collected, managed and distributed by Norfolk Community Foundation to local voluntary organisations throughout the county who care for and support our carers.
Get involved today and lend your support to this deserving cause!
Forthcoming event: ‘Walk to Walsingham’ in aid of local unpaid carers: 20-22 September 2019
Enjoy the Norfolk countryside while helping others – everyone welcome!
Support local unpaid carers and at the same time enjoy a challenge walking through the beautiful Norfolk countryside from Norwich to Walsingham. Raise vital funds while enjoying some exercise and fresh air.
When registering for the walk, for ‘Select a date’ choose Friday 20th September, and the options will then allow you to choose which specific date(s) you would like to join the walk.